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Friedrich Ebert Foundation: Graduate Sponsorship II PDF Print E-mail
Written by Dr. Damaris Foping   
Tuesday, 06 December 2011 12:42

Africa_1Deadline: Not specified

Funding Source: Friedrich Ebert Foundation

Country of Study: Germany

Degree Targeted: PhD






This scholarship is recurrent; please make sure you visit their pointingfingerleftwebsite for updated information. Note that some scholarships are launched annually for a predetermined number of years - so before start preparing your application, make sure you have updated information.


Parce que cette bourse est annuelle ; il est hautement recommandé de visiter leur site pour les dernières infos.

Type of Scholarship
Partially funded








Sponsorship of gifted students is already stipulated in the founding charter of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation. This principle has remained unchanged to the present day. Applicants are not required to be members of any political party; however, alongside above-average achievements in previous academic studies, commitment to political and social issues and personality are indispensable characteristics. Applicants from low-income families are given particular consideration. 1,000 euros quite constitute a full sponsorship, however scholarship holders may also earn an additional 400 euros. Sponsorship is set for a period of two years; in exceptional cases scholarships may even be granted for three years. Besides the financial aspect, scholarship holders are also offered a wide range of immaterial support. Approximately 100 graduates are sponsored by the Friedrich Ebert Foundation every year.              


Number of Scholarships
about 160


Two years, in exceptional cases max. three years

Scholarship Value
1,000.00 EUR a month if applicable, 276.00 EUR family bonus Payment of health fund contributions Casual earnings exceeding 400.00 EUR per month will be deducted from the scholarship.



Eligible African Countries


Any African Country



Field of Study

Any field offered in a state or state approved higher education institution in Germany





Application Requirements

    * Enrolment in Germany

    * Admission to a doctorate

    * Above-average academic achievements

    * Commitment to political and/or social issues

    * Personality


Scholarship holders are also expected:

    * to regularly participate in the course-integrated seminar programme and university group activities,

    * to achieve an above-average degree and

    * to continue and intensify their sociopolitical commitment.

At the end of each a semester, a detailed academic studies and work report has to be submitted and the sociopolitical commitment documented. The Friedrich Ebert Foundation (Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung) has also published "General Information about the Application Procedure".



Application Procedure


Application Papers

  • Letter with reason for application
  • Application form (in duplicate)
  • 2 letters of recommendation from college lecturers or
  • 2 letters of recommendation from teachers for first year students in their first semester
  • A tabular C.V. and a detailed C.V. with sociopolitical commitment
  • Copies of reports/certificates with graded evidence of achievements
  • Detailed synopsis with structured organisation and time schedule
  • Degree certificate





Friedrich Ebert Foundation
Bureau of study advancement

Godesberger Allee 149
53175 Bonn

Phone: 0228 / 883 - 0
Fax: 0228 / 883 - 9225

E-Mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Last Updated on Friday, 06 September 2013 05:52

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