Scholarships in Germany for Graduate Students to Study and Research from KAS 2020
Konrad Adenauer Stiftung

Scholarships in Germany for Graduate Students to Study and Research from KAS 2020


هي مؤسسة حزبية سياسية ألمانية يقع المقر الرئيسي للمؤسسة في سانكت أوغستين بالقرب من بون وبرلين. على مستوى العالم، تمتلك المؤسسة 78 مكتبًا وتدير برامج في أكثر من 100 دولة. تأسست المؤسسة في عام 1955 باسم
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Date limite
26 avr. 2020
Niveau d'études
Pays éligibles
Région éligible
Toutes les régions

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung awards scholarships to international students of the MENA-region to study at one of the over 400 universities in Germany. The scholarship program is aimed at international students and graduates (Master - PhD) who have acquired a university degree and who intend to complete postgraduate or master studies, doctoral studies or a research fellowship of at least three semesters at a university in Germany.

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Have a university degree,
  2. Prove above-average academic performance,
  3. Are no older than 30 when applying,
  4. Have good knowledge of the German language (B2-level),
  5. Are actively engaged in voluntary work,
  6. Plan to study a minimum of three semesters at a university in Germany,
  7. Possess a broad general education and distinct interest in political issues,
  8. Have a positive attitude towards democracy and human rights,
  9. Are open to developing their personal points of view and practice tolerance, and
  10. Are highly motivated and able to convince us of their goals in life.


  • 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:

  1. A meaningful CV including details about your previous voluntary work or social commitment.
  2. Motivation letter.
  3. Copies of your examination certificates in German translation if the originals are not in English.
  4. Copies of your studies performance record if you have been studying at a University in Germany.
  5. Proof of German language skills (B 2).
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Proof of your voluntary work.
  9. A certificate of admission or matriculation from your university in Germany, if available.

PhD students

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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. A written confirmation from the intended faculty or department stating that the admission to the doctoral program is unconditional, if already available.

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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