Universities in Germany offer many scholarships to both indigenous and international students by providing various financial benefits. Some of the universities’ awards partly funded scholarships while some awards fully funded scholarships to selected students.
Interested applicants are advised to ensure they meet the requirements to avoid disqualification.
The Benefits of German Chancellor Scholarships
This scholarship for prospective leaders brings one to Germany for one year to execute a project idea they have devised. Below are the benefits of the scholarships:
- A monthly grant of £2,000, £2,300. It depends on your training and career level,
- An intensive language course before you begin your fellowship and funding for German courses during your connection,
- Individual support during your stay in Germany
- Additional financial support, e.g. mobility, accompanying family members, travel expenses, full private health insurance, or other German language courses,
- Joint events where you experience professional and personal intercultural exchange with other fellows from your year group and gain insights into German culture and society,
- Networking activities that enable you to collaborate in peer groups and independently organize smaller network formats with other fellows,
- A two-week study tour through Germany as well as several events where you can connect with other fellows and meet representatives of German businesses and institutions,
- Extensive alum sponsorship, in particular, supports long-term connections with your cooperation partners in Germany throughout your professional career.
Eligible Countries for the Scholarship
The scholarship offered by the Alexander Von Humboldt Foundation’s German Chancellor is targeted at graduates from Brazil, the People’s Republic of China, India, the Russian Federation, South Africa, and the USA. They have an international outlook and initial leadership experience.
The fellowship is intended to allow the qualifiers to spend a year in Germany exploring new solutions to the global issues of our times and widening their networks.
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Below are the criteria to be eligible for the scholarship:
- Aspirants must hold Brazilian, Chinese, Indian, South African, or American citizenship
- Work in a field such as politics, business, media, administration, society, or culture, and have demonstrable initial leadership experience
- You must have completed your first academic degree (Bachelor’s or equivalent) no more than twelve years ago.
- Aspirants must be willing to conduct an independently developed project with a host of their choice in Germany
- Have good knowledge of English and German
How to Apply for German Chancellor Scholarships
Discuss the details of your project with your chosen host before applying. Only the necessary application documents should be submitted to the Alexander Von Humboldt Foundation. Here are some of the steps to take:
- Letter of motivation: the aspirants should be able to tell us what drives them, what leadership experience they already have, and what their career goals are
- Project plan: aspirants need to outline the project they have developed and agree with their intended host before applying. The aspirant should be able to talk about their tasks of societal significance, and how they will be able to build bridges between Germany and their home country in future
- An extensive statement, including mentoring agreement from a host in Germany
- Two letters of recommendation (not more than 12 months old) from individuals who can provide information on a professional, personal, and academic background
Application Deadline: 15 Dec 2022.
The online application form contains links where the letters of recommendation and statements can be uploaded. Do forward the link to relevant individuals as soon as possible. A confirmation email will be sent to you as soon as all the required documents are received.
For more information and the application process, click here