Fully Funded Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Scholarships 2024

Fully Funded Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Scholarships 2024: The 2024–2025 Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Foundation Scholarship is fully financed. This fellowship is available to students in Germany for both undergraduate and graduate work. A monthly basic income of up to EUR 850, health insurance costs, and, if applicable, family and baby allowances are covered by this scholarship.

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Up to 40 deserving students may receive this prize, which also comes with a full seminar program designed to improve the candidates’ intellectual and social abilities. If a student from any subject area demonstrates exceptional academic ability, wants to study in Germany, and is committed to the values of social democracy, they are eligible to apply.

Fully Funded Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Scholarships 2024

Scholarship Summary

    • Level of Study:

    Undergraduate, Masters, PhD, Diploma

    • Institution(s):

    Friedrich Ebert Stiftung

    • Study in:


    • Opportunity Focus Areas:

    Many courses are supported, but not pure study abroad programs outside the EU

    • Program Period:

    Maximum funding period corresponds to BAföG regulations

    • Number of Scholarships:

    Up to 40

    • Deadline:

    Masters: April 30, 2024 for summer semester / October 31, 2023 for winter semester

    Bachelor / Diploma / Magister students as well as students aiming for a state examination: After the 1st semester and later. up to 3 semesters before the end of the standard period of study

    Medical students: After the 4th semester or after the physics until the end of the 6th semester

    PhD students: At any time

  • Scholarship Coverage

Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) Scholarships provide the recipients with the following benefits:

  • Monthly Stipend of EUR 750 in a Bachelor’s, Diploma, Magister or state examination program
  • Monthly Stipend of EUR 850 in a Master’s course.
  • Costs for health insurance are funded and scholars with a child receive a family allowance of EUR 276.
  • The scholarship does not have to be repaid.

Eligibility Criteria for Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Scholarships

To be eligible for Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) Scholarships, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Required Languages: English / German
  • Eligible Countries: Gifted students from Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe
  • The candidates’ aptitudes and personalities show excellent promise for an academic or professional career.
  • Admission to study or enrolment at a state or state-recognized higher-education institution in Germany
  • Sufficient knowledge of German, although the courses are held in English. This means a ‘Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang’ of at least DSH level 2, a ‘Test Deutsch als Fremdsprache’ of at least level 4 or a ‘Zertifikat C 1’ by a Goethe Institute
  • Candidates are expected to show commitment to the values of social democracy.
  • Above-average performance in school and studies
  • Personality – we are looking for applicants with the following:
  • political thinking
  • Thirst for knowledge
  • Tolerance and openness
  • Team orientation
  • Critical ability
  • self reflection

How to Apply for Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Scholarships?

Please follow the following application instructions to avail this scholarship:

(1) Simply fill out our online application . We will ask you a few questions about your professional and family background – no further documents are required. If you feel unsure or need to talk to us before applying, you can contact our approximately 480 trusted lecturers. (Note: Please note the deadlines and dates! ) You can get a sample hereDownload the online form for information:

(2) If you are eligible for a scholarship, we will request further documents from you by email: two expert reports from university professors as well as information about your previous education and your socio-political commitment. First-year students (not master’s students) in their first university semester submit two reports from former teachers.

You have three weeks to upload the documents upon our request. For the reports, if necessary after consultation with us, six weeks. We advise you to put the documents together while you wait for our response.

You can find a list of the required documents as well as instructions for preparing reports in the following PDF downloads :

  • First-year students (not Master’s students): Information sheet for applications Basic funding for first-year students at the beginning of the 1st university semester (Germans, foreign students and refugees); Reports from high school teachers or vocational school teachers 
  • Basic funding : Information sheet for applications for basic funding (Germans, foreign students and refugees who are not first-year students or nationals and foreigners after the 1st semester); Reports from university professors
  • Doctoral funding : Information sheet for applications for doctoral funding (Germans, foreigners and foreigners); Report from the supervisor of your dissertation as well as another expert report from a second university professor

(3) If you are shortlisted, we would also like to get to know you personally. We invite you to two interviews : with a trusted lecturer from your department and with a member of our selection committee. Tips for preparing for the selection interviews can be found here . The list of all liaison lecturers and selection committee members of the FES study funding can be found in the FES annual report , which is updated at the beginning of each year and published on the FES homepage.

(4) The selection committee makes the final decision about acceptance into one of our programs. The committee meets several times a year.


To know more about Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Scholarships, please visit official website:

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