Fully Funded Graduate Scholarships from Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Foundation in Germany 2020

Date limite : 15 juil. 2020

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Fully Funded Graduate Scholarships from Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Foundation in Germany 2020

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) awards scholarships to international master students and graduates in order to enable study and research at universities in Germany. By that the foundation actively promote intercultural dialogues, the formation of international networks as well as the internationalization of universities and science. After finishing their studies in Germany, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung expects its former scholars to contribute actively to the development of their home country’s relations with the Federal Republic of Germany.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Have a university degree,
  • Prove above-average academic performance,
  • Are no older than 30 when applying,
  • Have good knowledge of the German language (B2-level),
  • Are actively engaged in voluntary work,
  • Plan to study a minimum of three semesters at a university in Germany,
  • Possess a broad general education and distinct interest in political issues,
  • Have a positive attitude towards democracy and human rights,
  • Are open to developing their personal points of view and practice tolerance, and
  • Are highly motivated and able to convince us of their goals in life.
  • Students in Medicine or Pharmacy can only apply after having completed their intermediate exam in Germany or when having achieved a comparable stage of their studies.
  • Human or dental medicine specialist training or post graduate research stays in Germany cannot be supported.
  • Persons having already achieved a doctorate are not eligible for a scholarship.

Financial Support:

  • The standard funding periods are two years (Master) respectively three years (PhD).
  • For Master students 850 Euro per month
  • For PhD students 1.200 Euro per month) 
  • our scholars obtain access to a worldwide network of over 14.000 alumni, a broad seminar program and personal mentoring.

Required Documents:

Master students:

Please download and fill out the application form and attach the following documents:

  • A meaningful CV including details about your previous voluntary work or social commitment.
  • Motivation letter.
  • Copies of your examination certificates in German translation if the originals are not in English.
  • Copies of your studies performance record if you have been studying at a University in Germany.
  • Proof of German language skills (B 2).
  • An academic letter of recommendation: This letter should provide information about your academic qualifications and potential; it should not be older than two months. The author has to be a university professor or teacher holding a doctoral degree.
  • A letter of recommendation concerning the applicant’s personality: This letter should focus on your personality and interests as well as your values and social commitment. The author cannot be the same as the one providing the academic letter of recommendation.
  • Certificate of admission or matriculation from your university in Germany.
  • A photo.

PhD students:

If you are applying for a PhD-Scholarship, please include additionally the following documents:

  • A detailed description of your doctoral thesis: This exposé, written in German or English (4-5 pages), should outline the central research question of your proposed project, its scientific relevance, your theoretical approach and the motives behind your choice of the research subject. It should also contain a work and time schedule and a bibliography.
  • A second academic letter of recommendation: This second letter should be written by the supervisor of your doctoral thesis, providing you already have one. It replaces the letter of recommendation concerning the applicant’s personality.

About Konrad Adenauer Stiftung:

It is a German political party foundation. Globally, the KAS has 78 offices and runs programs in over 100 countries. Established in 1955 as “Society for Christian-Democratic Civic Education”, the Foundation took on the name of the first Federal Chancellor Konrad Adenauer in 1964.

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