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Scholarships for Study and Research in Germany

Deadline for applications: 7th February 2024

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung awards scholarships to international students from India to study at one of the over 400 universities in Germany.

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Our scholarship program aims at international students and graduates who have acquired a university degree and who intend to complete postgraduate or master studies, doctoral studies or a research fellowship of at least four semesters at a university in Germany.


We are looking for students, who

  • have a university degree,
  • prove above average academic performance,
  • have good knowledge of the German language (B2-level),
  • are actively engaged in voluntary work,
  • plan to study a minimum of four semesters at a university in Germany,
  • possess a broad general education and distinct interest in political issues,
  • have a positive attitude towards democracy and human rights,
  • are open to develop their personal points of view and practice tolerance, and
  • are highly motivated and able to convince us of their goals in life.


The standard funding periods are two years (Master) respectively three years (PhD). Apart from the monthly scholarship our scholars obtain access to a worldwide network of over 14.000 alumni, a broad seminar program and personal mentoring.



Please send your complete application by 7th February 2024 to:


Contact: Ms. Simran Dhingra:



Necessary Documents for the Application


Master students

Please download and fill out the application form and attach the following documents (in one PDF):

  • CV including details about your previous voluntary work or social commitment.
  • Motivation letter.
  • Copies of your examination certificates in German translation if the originals are not in English.
  • Copies of your studies performance records if you have been studying at a University in Germany.
  • Proof of German language skills (B2-level recommended).
  • An academic letter of recommendation: This letter should provide information about your academic qualifications and potential; it should not be older than two months. The author has to be a university professor or teacher holding a doctoral degree.
  • A letter of recommendation concerning the applicant’s personality: This letter should focus on your personality and interests as well as your values and voluntary commitment. The author cannot be the same as the one providing the academic letter of recommendation.
  • A proof of your voluntary work.
  • A certificate of admission or matriculation from your university in Germany, if already available.


PhD students

If you are applying for a PhD-Scholarship, please include additionally the following documents (in one PDF):

  • A detailed description of your doctoral thesis: This exposé, written in German or English (4-5 pages), should outline the central research question of your proposed project, its scientific relevance, your theoretical approach and the motives behind your choice of the research subject. It should also contain a work and time schedule and a bibliography.
  • A second academic letter of recommendation: This second letter should be written by the supervisor of your doctoral thesis, providing you already have one. It replaces the letter of recommendation concerning the applicant’s personality.

A written confirmation from the intended faculty or department stating that the admission to the doctoral program is unconditional, if already available

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Simran Dhingra

Simran Dhingra

Head of International Cooperation +91 11 24113520 /
+91 11 45506834
+91 11 45506836


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