Friedrich Ebert Foundation (FES) Scholarships in Germany 2024

The Friedrich Ebert Foundation (FES) has announced its annual scholarship program for international students for the academic session of 2024/2025. This initiative aims to support highly talented students from around the world who are interested in pursuing Bachelor’s, Master’s, and PhD degrees at German universities.

Details and Sponsorship of the Scholarship

  • Degree Levels Available: The scholarships are open for Bachelor’s, Master’s, and PhD programs.
  • Field of Study: Scholarships are available across all academic disciplines.
  • Financial Benefits:
    • Monthly stipends of EUR 750 for undergraduates and EUR 850 for Master’s students.
    • Coverage of health insurance costs.
    • A family allowance of EUR 276 for scholars with children.
  • Number of Scholarships: Up to 40 scholarships are awarded annually.

Eligibility and Application Process

  • Eligible Nationalities: Open to students of all nationalities.
  • Language Proficiency: Applicants must demonstrate sufficient German language skills.
  • University Acceptance: Applicants must either have proof of admission or be currently enrolled at a German university.

Application Procedure:

  1. Apply Online: Start by filling out the online application on the FES website.
  2. Submit Required Documents: If your application progresses, you’ll be asked to submit further documentation, such as expert reports from teachers or professors.
  3. Interviews: Shortlisted candidates will undergo two interviews; one with a trusted lecturer and another with a member of the FES scholarship selection committee.
  4. Decision: The selection committee meets regularly to finalize scholarship recipients.

Application Deadlines

The application deadlines for the Friedrich Ebert Foundation Scholarships are specific to the type of program and the applicant’s status. Here’s a summary of the key deadlines:

For Basic Support (Undergraduates, Master’s, and others):

  • First-Year Students: Apply before or at the beginning of the first university semester. For the winter semester, the deadline is October 31st, 2024, and for the summer semester, it’s April 30, 2024.
  • Master’s Students: Same as first-year students, with deadlines on October 31, 2024 for the winter semester and April 30, 2024 for the summer semester.
  • Bachelor/Diploma/Magister/State Examination Students: Application must be made after the 1st semester and at least up to 3 semesters before the end of the standard period of study.
  • Medical Students: After the 4th semester or after the physics exam until the end of the 6th semester.

For Basic Support for Foreigners:

  • Master’s Students: Apply before or at the beginning of the first semester of the master’s program, with deadlines on November 30, 2024 for the winter semester and May 31, 2024 for the summer semester.
  • Bachelor/Diploma/Magister/State Examination Students: Same timeframe as for domestic students.

For Doctoral Funding:

  • Germans, Foreign Students, and Refugees: PhD students can apply at any time, up to approximately 2 years before their thesis submission.
  • Foreign PhD Students: Same as above

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