BAYHOST Scholarships for Graduates from CEE Countries, 2016-2017

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The Bavarian Ministry for Science, Research and Art annually funds scholarships for graduates from CEE (Central, Eastern and Southeastern European) countries. These one year scholarships can be extended twice for up to 3 years. BAYHOST grants scholarships for all subjects but only for postgraduate studies (mainly master’s and PhD programs – no BA-studies) at Bavarian universities. The scholarship is paid out monthly (700 €) and amounts to 8.400 € per year. The application deadline is 1st December 2015.

Study Subject(s): Funding can only be given for study programs conducted at Bavarian state universities (universities, universities of applied sciences and art academies) and at the church universities (Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Catholic Foundation University of Munich and Protestant University of Applied Sciences Nuremberg). BAYHOST grants scholarships for all subjects but only for postgraduate studies (mainly master’s and PhD programs – no BA-studies) at Bavarian universities.
Course Level: Scholarships are meant to finance doctoral or postgraduate studies at Bavarian universities.
Scholarship Provider: The Bavarian Ministry for Science, Research and Art
Scholarship can be taken at: Germany (Bavaria)

Eligibility: As an applicant for a one year scholarship by the Free State of Bavaria you need to:
-have the citizenship of one of the following countries: Bulgaria, Croatia, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Serbia or Ukraine.
-be living full-time in your home country at the time of application.
-be no older than 30 in the first year of your scholarship (i.e. on the 01.10.2016).
-be needy, meaning that you are not able to finance your studies at a Bavarian university yourself, nor through the funds of a third party (for example through a scholarship from another institution).
-provide evidence of your German language skills, which should be at a level that you can master seminars and accordingly academic papers in German without difficulty.
-Note: when studying a master that is conducted in English or researching at an institute, where the working language is English, it is sufficient to send evidence of your English language skills. In addition (for research sojourns only), your supervisor at the Bavarian university has to confirm that your English language skills are sufficient for the planned research project.
-be able to give evidence at the time of application that you have achieved/ or will achieve a distinctively above-average university degree.
-be matriculated in a Master- or PhD-program at a Bavarian University, University of Applied Sciences or Art Academy of your choice during the period of your granted scholarship.

Scholarship Open for International Students: Graduates from Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia and Ukraine are eligible to apply.

Scholarship Description: The Bavarian State Ministry for Education, Science and the Arts will sponsor scholarships for the academic year 2016/17. Graduates from Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia and Ukraine are eligible to apply. The scholarships are meant to finance doctoral or postgraduate studies at Bavarian universities. Candidates should send their documents to the address specified in the important advice. The objective of the annual scholarship program is to support scientific cooperation and academic exchange between Bavaria and Central-, Eastern- and Southeastern Europe.

Duration of award(s): One year scholarships can be extended twice for up to 3 years.

What does it cover? The scholarship is paid out monthly (700 €) and amounts to 8.400 € per year. Students with at least one child receive 860 € per month, which amounts to 10.320 € per year.

Selection Criteria:
-Previous academic achievements (i.e. grades, scholarships or prizes, publications, talks at conferences etc.)
-letter of motivation: make it clear from your application that your postgraduate-studies are a continuation of your previous studies to a certain extent and will bring you closer to your professional goal
-description of your project (for PhD proposals only): convincing description of your research project and the academic relevance of your topic of research
-very good knowledge of the German and/or English language (see above)
-practical experience (e. g. internships, voluntary work, part-time jobs)
-international experience (e. g. studies or internships abroad)
-participation at conferences / non-curricular seminars / other advanced training etc.
-foreign languages
-voluntary work and commitments (e. g. student representation, theatre groups, sports associations, political clubs)
-In addition, please indicate whether there is any kind of scientific cooperation in your field of studies between the university where you graduated and the Bavarian university of your choice. Please note that this is not mandatory for your application. Nevertheless, the annual scholarship program is supposed to enhance international scientific cooperation of Bavarian universities.

Notification: Notification letters will be dispatched to the selected candidates by May 2016.

How to Apply: Applications should be submitted online.

Online Application 

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline 1st December 2015 and  Deadline for Applications of Extension 28th February 2016.

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