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Hanns Seidel Foundation believes in promoting young talent and making education accessible to all through its scholarship programme. It provides a platform to highly qualified postgraduate and Ph.D. students, from around the world who are willing to pursue higher studies or research in Germany.

Our foundation aims to support gifted students/scholars in fulfilling their academic plans in Germany and guide them to propel academically to become game changer in further development of India. However, besides academic excellence, the applicant’s social and political awareness and involvement is also crucial for the selection process.

Our scholarship awardees are included in a participative conceptual support programme, which offers excursions, participation in extra-curricular courses and interesting events on politics, contemporary history, culture and more.

  • Age limit is 45 years
  • The applicant must prove a graduation with excellence
  • Scholarships are awarded to students in their bachelor, master and PhD programmes.
  • Proof of German knowledge is mandatory (level A2 is mandatory, but level B2 is recommended)
  • At least one letter of recommendation from a professor
  • Letter of recommendation regarding the personality, written by an authority person who can certify the social and extra-curricular activities
  • Letter of recommendation and confirmation of supervising professor in Germany (for research, PhD students)
  • Certificate of enrolment at Indian university (for research) or proof of admission (at German university)
  • Certificate of enrolment at German university (for studies in Germany)
  • Abstract of your research / PhD proposal along with the provisional time plan
  • Current curriculum vitae in tabular form (not longer than 2 pages) along with a detailed curriculum vitae
  • You will receive all necessary documents for your visa application
  • A monthly stipend of Euro 934 for graduate and postgraduate students and Euro 1200 for PhD students
  • Travel costs (to and from Germany) and Health insurance in Germany
  • Individual assistance and conceptual programmes in Germany