Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Scholarships 2024


The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) is proud to present a unique opportunity for outstanding students from the Global South, post-Soviet states, and eastern and south-eastern European countries. Our scholarship programs are designed to foster academic excellence and promote the values of social democracy.

Scholarship Benefits

Our scholarships provide financial support to high-achieving students who demonstrate a commitment to the principles of social democracy. Successful applicants will receive a monthly stipend of 830 EUR for Bachelor’s/Diplom/Magister/state examination programs or 850 EUR for Master’s programs. Additionally, health insurance costs are covered, and students with a child receive a family allowance of 276 EUR.

Eligibility Criteria:

To qualify for an FES scholarship, candidates must be enrolled at a state or state-recognized higher education institution in Germany. Applicants should exhibit above-average academic performance and possess sufficient German language skills, equivalent to at least DSH level 2 or TestDaF level 4.

Application Process: 

Applying for an FES scholarship is a straightforward process. Interested candidates may submit their applications at any time; however, specific timelines must be adhered to. The application procedure includes submission of academic records, proof of German language proficiency, and a demonstration of commitment to social democratic values.

For full application process, please use the following links;

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: What is the deadline for the FES scholarship application? A: Applications can be submitted year-round, but it is essential to follow the specific timelines detailed on the official FES website.

Q: Can international students apply for the FES scholarship? A: Yes, international students from the specified regions are encouraged to apply, provided they meet the eligibility criteria.

Q: Is the scholarship amount repayable? A: No, the scholarship funds provided by FES do not require repayment.

Q: Are there any additional benefits to the scholarship? A: Yes, apart from the monthly stipend and health insurance coverage, scholars with a child receive a family allowance.

Q: What level of German language proficiency is required? A: Applicants must have German language skills at a minimum of DSH level 2 or TestDaF level 4.

Embark on your academic journey with the support of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung. Apply now and take the first step towards a future filled with opportunities and growth.