All applications are made online, meaning that each candidate must register via the Internet and upload all application documents. Please do not send any documents via email and/or regular mail. Link to the Online application portal
No, we have no application deadlines.
The professors‘ reports should be submitted to the applicant directly to the other application documents but can also be sent by mail or by email from the professors directly.
There is no guideline for the professors‘ reports; these should be written individually.
Yes, the letters of reference must be from professors and two letters of reference are required.
You will generally receive an invitation for an interview or a letter of rejection approximately 4 weeks after submitting a completed application.
Yes, all documents may be submitted in either German or English. A simple translation is required for documents and records of performance in other languages.
The following documents should be included with your application using the portal:
If you have your own income, we will need your personal documents in the form of tax returns, salary statements, etc. If you have no income of your own, we will need the equivalent documents from your parents.
Yes, PhD programs are awarded on an equal footing with other scholarships. The same application documents must be submitted and the same conditions apply. Please look for additional
information about this on our page Required Documents.
Yes, the country and the country of origin do not play a role in granting scholarships; an application is independent of nationality.
The level of monthly funding is in principle determined individually based on the submitted documents. The case is the same for the award of a loan or one-time payment.
We cannot make a decision before reviewing all application documents, and unfortunately we are unable to make a commitment on the part of our foundation in advance.
For bachelor’s degree programs, the earliest date for applying is after the successful completion of two semesters. For master’s degrees or doctorates, the application may be filed when the program of study commences. For other degree programs, an application may be filed no earlier than after two semesters have been completed. It is generally possible to submit an application at a later date.
Our foundation focuses on economics and natural sciences; however, other disciplines may be supported in an individual case. The foundation makes this decision based on the submitted application documents.
There will be no grants for travel expenses, conferences and research stays.
The initial funding period is for a maximum of one year.
An extension of the scholarship may be applied for by presenting appropriate documentation of performance and/or other suitable documents that verify successful academic performance.
The entire course of studies is always considered – questions are then clarified in the interview, if necessary. Our focus is, as a rule, on initial studies; in individual cases, grants are also awarded for longer-term study projects.