The Heinrich Böll Foundation’s Scholarship Department awards scholarships to German and foreign PhD students in accordance with the guidelines issued by Germany’s Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the Foreign Office (Auswärtiges Amt).

Refugees are welcome to apply as of each 1st March and/or 1st September – irrespective of their asylum status.

You will find details of special focus programmes on website at


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