Hanns-Seidel-Foundation PhD Scholarship for EU Member States in Germany, 2018

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The Hanns-Seidel-Foundation PhD Scholarship is available to students from EU member states from all disciplines. Scholarship holders are granted a monthly sum of EUR 1,350 plus a research cost allowance of EUR 100 as well as the child- and family allowances.

The support aims at helping the scholars become technically competent and responsible citizens who uphold Christian social values and co-operate actively informing and strengthening Germany’s liberal and democratic constitutional order.

The Hanns-Seidel-Foundation is one of six non-profit political organizations in the Federal Republic of Germany. Its large range of political education -founded on the Christian idea of man and humanistic values- promotes citizens’ engagement in democracy, rule of law, and social market economy.

Scholarship Description: 

  • Applications Deadline: January 15 and July 15 of each year
  • Course Level: Scholarships are available to pursue PhD programme.
  • Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded in all disciplines.
  • Scholarship Award: Independent of income, scholarship holders are granted a monthly sum of EUR 1,350 plus a research cost allowance of EUR 100 as well as the child- and family allowances, if necessary. EUR 1,350 per month plus a research cost allowance of EUR 100 and family- and child allowances, if necessary, non-material support in the form of, i.e., seminars, events and networking meetings.
  • Nationality: Applicants from EU member states.
  • Number of Scholarships: Numbers not given.
  • Scholarship can be taken in Germany

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

Eligible Countries: Candidates from EU member states (Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark,Germany, Estonia, Greece, Spain, France, Ireland, Italy, Cyprus, Latvia,Lithuania, Luxembourg, Hungary, Malta, The Netherlands, Austria, Poland,Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Finland, Sweden and the United Kingdom) are eligible to apply for this scholarship programme.

Entrance Requirements:

Target Group

Highly-qualified doctoral candidates from EU-member states or with the legal status of German educational nationals (as per BAföG § 8) from all disciplines who complete promising doctoral theses and are committed to the Foundation’s Christian social values.

Academic Requirements

Admission to post-graduate studies (certificate of higher-education degree required) at a state or state-recognized higher-education institution in Germany and proof of first deliverables of the project or at least complete bibliographic information.

English Language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

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Application Procedure: 

How to Apply: Supporting Documents:

  • Application form with photo (original and three copies)
  • CV and CV (typewritten, original and three copies)
  • One-page synopsis of study and career goals (typewritten, original and three copies)
  • High school diploma or other study qualification (certified copy and three copies)
  • If available: diploma certificate (certified photocopy or transcript and three copies)
  • If available: current sheet music or graded or ungraded university certificates (four copies)
  • If available: evidence of internships or successfully completed vocational training (four copies)
  • The opinion of a university teacher on the assessment of professional qualifications. For students in the first semester, the report may come from a subject teacher (related to the major subject). (in closed envelope, original and three copies)
  • Appraisal for the assessment of the personality and the socio-political commitment. This report should be prepared by a public figure (e.g. mayor, pastor, teacher, etc.) who can assess the social commitment of the candidate. (in closed envelope, original and three copies)
  • Current enrollment certificate (four copies)
  • Signed consent form (simple, no copies)

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