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The Foundation offers scholarships to German speaking post-graduate students, who have shown excellence in their academic work, for further studies in Germany.

The Foundation supports these young and highly qualified academics with an objective that it is an investment in the future. The aim is to enable the trained experts to play their part in further development of their home countries so as to turn these into politically stable and economically strong partners for the entire world.

Target Group

The targets for scholarships are young (the age limit is 32 years) and highly qualified postgraduates with excellent degrees, good knowledge of the German language and socio-political commitment.

Scholarship Duration

The duration of a scholarship is 3 to 12 months. Scholarships are granted for research projects, internships or the final phase of research studies or doctorates. In the case of doctorates, a 6 to 12 month scholarship within the scope of "sandwich programs" is also possible.

Selection of scholarship applicants

Hanns Seidel Foundation in co-operation with the Federation of Indo-German Societies in India (FIGS) selects the awardees. Applications come to FIGS from University of Delhi, Jawharlal Nehru University etc. and are shortlisted by FIGS & HSF for the final interview. After the interviews, the awardees are finalised and selected.

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