Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Scholarship Program for International Students in Germany for 2023/2024

About the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Scholarship Program:

The Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Scholarship Program for International Students aims to support foreign undergraduates and graduates seeking postgraduate or master’s degrees, doctoral studies, or research stays of at least four semesters at a German university.

Benefits of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Scholarship Program:

  • Financial Assistance: The program offers financial support with varying levels of funding depending on the type of study. Master’s or postgraduate students receive €861 per month for two years, while Ph.D. candidates receive €1,200 per month for three years. Additional financial support is available for health insurance, family allowance, children’s stipends, and research travel expenses.
  • One-on-One Counseling: Scholars receive mentoring and guidance from employees and representatives of the foundation at their universities.
  • Robust Seminar Schedule: Scholars have access to a wide range of seminars covering interdisciplinary topics, including politics, economics, and social issues.
  • Global Network: Scholars become part of a dynamic and ongoing network, connecting them with other academics and recognized experts.

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

To be eligible for the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Scholarship Program, applicants must:

  • Hold a university degree (bachelor’s degree or equivalent).
  • Demonstrate excellent academic performance.
  • Have solid German language skills at the B2 level.
  • Be actively engaged in volunteer service.
  • Plan to enroll in a German university for a minimum of four semesters.
  • Possess a strong interest in politics and a thorough understanding of various subjects.
  • Have an optimistic outlook on democracy and human rights.
  • Be open to exploring different perspectives and demonstrate tolerance.
  • Show a high level of motivation and the ability to articulate their life goals.

Application Documents:

If you are applying for an MA Scholarship, you should provide:

  • A comprehensive resume highlighting your prior volunteer work or civic involvement.
  • A letter of motivation.
  • Copies of examination certificates in German translation.
  • Copies of academic performance records from previous attendance at a German university.
  • Proof of German language proficiency (B-2).
  • A casual letter of recommendation for academic work from a doctorally-trained university professor or teacher.
  • A non-binding letter of support addressing the applicant’s personality from a different author.
  • A transcript from your German university confirming your enrollment or graduation.

If you are applying for a Ph.D. scholarship, you should provide:

  • A detailed exposé of your doctoral thesis.
  • A second letter of recommendation from a professor (typically your Ph.D. thesis supervisor).
  • A letter attesting to your parent’s or parent’s doctor’s supervision.

Application Process:

The Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Scholarship Program has two application methods:

  1. International Selection Process:
    • The program selects specific target countries or regions each year.
    • Interviews for the international selection process will be conducted online in 2023.
    • Applicants residing in selected countries can submit their written applications directly to the relevant KAS office.
  2. Domestic Selection Process (Germany):
    • If you are already residing in or attending school in Germany, you can apply for the scholarship through the domestic selection program using the online application process.
    • Submit the online application form along with any required supporting documents.
    • Do not mail any documents; they will not be accepted.

Application Deadline:

The application deadline for the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Scholarship Program is July 15, 2023.

For more information and access to the application portal, visit the official website.

Please note that this summary provides an overview, and applicants should refer to the official website for comprehensive details and specific requirements.

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