Adenauer Young Scholars for Excellence

Adenauer Young Scholars 2020-2021
Adenauer Young Scholars 2020-2021

About the Scholarship: Adenauer Young Scholars for Excellence Program of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Cambodia (KAS Cambodia) is open to Cambodian full-time students who are pursuing Bachelor's or Master's degree in the country. The scholarship aims at preparing young Cambodians for their academic and professional endeavours by providing trainings and granting financial support to facilitate their personal and professional development. 

**Students with financially disadvantaged background are highly encouraged to apply!



  • Awards of USD 250 monthly for one year (12 months)
  • Access to KAS’s event and free publications
  • Chance to connect with local and international experts
  • Opportunity to publish your own paper(s)
  • Join the KAS Alumni Network upon successful completion

Eligibility of Scholarship

  • have a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • currently pursuing Bachelor's or Master's degree in Law, Social/Political Science or International Relations
  • have good command of the English language
  • demonstrate good critical thinking abilities
  • actively participate in civic and social activities

Required Documents:

  • Detailed curriculum vitae (maximum 2 pages) 
  • Motivation etter (maximum 700 words) 
  • Official academic transcript of record

**Note: If necessary, additional documents may be requested. 


Extension of Scholarship: The scholarship can be extended for up to another year if you show special dedication to the program. This is measured by the amount of extra-curricular activities you take part in, e.g. attendance at workshops and discussions organized by KAS and its partners or publishing a paper on a relevant topic.


End of Scholarship: The scholarship will automatically be discontinued when the beneficiary is no longer enrolled as a full-time student or doesn’t fulfill the requirements for an extension.


How to Apply: Send all required docuements in one PDF file to; only when there is a call for application. Please follow our social media channels for further notices.


Important Date:

  • May 31, 2021: Open Call for Application
  • June 21, 2021: KAS Scholarship Information Day
  • June 30, 2021: Close Call for Application
  • July 12th-14th, 2021: Call for Interview
  • July 26, 2021: Official Announcement of Adenauer Young Scholars 2021
  • August 2021: Orientation day


Contact Person:

Chhayheng Soth | Program Officer|