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Konrad Adenauer Fellowships

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung is a German political foundation named after the first chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany. It offers a wide variety of civic-education conferences and events in Germany and is in charge of over 200 projects in more than 120 countries. The foundation’s headquarters are located in Berlin and in Sankt Augustin near Bonn. Its programs aim to promote freedom, peace and justice while focusing on democratic processes, unification of Europe, cooperation, and strengthening of transatlantic relations.

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung awards scholarships to international master and doctoral students in order to enable studying and research at German universities and promote intercultural dialogues, formation of international networks, and internationalization of universities and science. The scholarship program is publicly financed and part of the cultural and educational policy of Germany’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Konrad Adenauer, Chancellor of Germany, 1949-1963

The scholarship program consists of financial assistance as well as ideational support. The financial assistance covers living expenses for the time of study or research in Germany. The level of funding varies for different types of studies. Master students receive a monthly scholarship of € 750, and Ph.D. students receive a monthly scholarship of € 1000. Beside the monthly scholarship payments, the program offers multiple subsidies for its scholars (e.g. health care insurance up to € 120 per month; a round-trip airfare, etc.). Participating scholars benefit from a broad program of ideational support as well as an active intellectual network. The program focuses on three principal elements:

  • personal contact and mentoring by the referees of the Scholarship Program for Foreign Students and by the KAS liaison professors at the universities
  • an internal seminar series on political, historical, economic and social topics
  • diverse activities of the regional scholar groups at the universities.

Upon successful completion of studies in Germany, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung International Scholarship Program remains in contact with former fellows and offers them a unique opportunity to become a part of its international network with over 13,000 alumni worldwide.

The deadline for submissions has passed. The next application cycle will open in fall 2017.