Doctoral scholarships from the Heinrich Böll Foundation, Germany

The Heinrich Böll Foundation is a German, independent political foundation. offer Phd scholarships and it grants scholarships to approximately 1,000 undergraduates, graduates, and doctoral students of all subjects and nationalities per year

Requirements for applicants include the following:

  • proof of admission to doctoral studies by a state or state-recognised university, as a rule in Germany
  • preliminary work must have been completed
  • valid timetable for completion
  • proof of social commitment
  • proof of proficiency in German


  • Scholarship holders from an EU country receive of 1,350 euros per month, while a non-EU country receive 1,000 euros per month
  •  a research cost allowance of 100 euros per month
  • various individual allowances.
  • Additionally a family allowance may be granted.

1 March 2017

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DAAD master’s Scholarships for Public Policy and Good Governance (PPGG), Germany

This programme is designed to further qualify future leaders in politics, law, economics and administration according to the principles of Good Governance and to prepare them in a praxis-oriented course for their professional life. Very good graduates with a first university degree get the chance to obtain a Master’s degree in disciplines that are of special relevance to the social, political and economic development of their home country.
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DAAD Scholarships in Germany for Academic year 2016/2017

The DAAD is the world’s largest funding organisation of its kind. It promotes internationalisation efforts at German universities, help developing countries build their own systems of higher education, and support German Studies and German language programmes abroad.

Level of study

Eligible nationalities

All nationalities of the developing country, please check this list

Field of study

  • Economic Sciences
  • Business
  • Administration / Political Economics
  • Development Co-operation
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Regional Planning
  • Agriculture and Forest Sciences
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Medicine and Public Health
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Social Sciences
  • Education
  • Media Studies


  • Exemption from tuition fees.
  • Monthly scholarship 750 €.
  • Health insurance in Germany.
  • Travel allowance
  • Study and research subsidy
  • Rent subsidies and/or allowances for spouses and/or children where applicable.


  • Works either for a public authority or a state or private company in a developing country and, as such, is engaged in the planning and execution of directives and projects with emphasis on development policies having a bearing on technological, economic or social areas.
  • Holds a Bachelor’s degree in a related subject.
  • Has completed an academic degree with far above average results (upper third).
  • Minimum of two years of related professional experience.
  • Academic degrees are noot older than six years old.
  • For courses in German: DSH 2 or TestDaF 4; at time of application German skills at completed level A2 are required. In addition, German language courses at level A2 or B1 are highly recommended.
  • For courses in English: IELTS (Band 6) certificate or TOEFL (minimum score: 550 paper based, 213 computer based, 80 internet based).


  • DAAD application form for research grants and study scholarships.
  • Motivation letter containing a precise description of the applicant’s academic / professional and personal reasons for wishing to participate in the programme.
  • Curriculum Vitae including information about precise field of study and, if applicable, description of job experience.
  • Copies of acquired university degrees (an explanation of the grading system has to be attached)
  • Copies of the transcript of records.
  • Copy of the school leaving certificate/High School diploma which entitles holders to study at a university in their home country.
  • Recent language certificates.
  • Two letters of recommendation by university professors and/or current or former employers.

Hosting Institutions & programs

German Universities

How to Apply

Please submit your applications directly to the selected Master courses in the institution. except for Cameroon and Nigeria where applications must be submitted via the German Embassy.

[box] Deadline: varies between August and October 2015[/box]

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