Programme Description

Students from any discipline and higher-education institution are invited to apply for the scholarship by the Foundation, which is closely associated with the German Green Party. Candidates have a positive attitude towards green ideals, excellent school grades and academic standing and are socially and politically involved. They are tomorrow's experts and leaders, prepared to take responsibility and advocate the Foundation's green ideals in an international context: the concepts of sustainability, self-determination, equal opportunities and justice as well as the encouragement of human rights and the promotion of a democratic culture.

Target Group

The scholarship is geared to particularly gifted students from Germany and abroad. Applicants from any discipline and higher-education institution are eligible for funding: talented students showing excellent promise for future academic and professional careers. Moreover, applicants show involvement in line with the values of green policy.

Academic Requirements

admission to study at a state or state-recognized institution of higher education in Germany

Number of Scholarships

The Heinrich Böll Foundation funds scholarships for about 1,200 students and post-doctoral candidates every year.


Funding generally covers the standard study period with the option to apply for renewal for one semester.

Scholarship Value

Please find further information on the current funding here

Application Papers

application forms and further information on the application procedure here

Application Deadline

1 March and 1 September of each year

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