Programme Description

The RLF, a political educational organisation closely affiliated with DIE LINKE (The Left Party), assigns scholarships to international students of graduate level (BA) planning to study in Germany for a master's degree (MA). Citizens from EU-member countries or students with permanent residence in Germany as per BAföG § 8 with a first higher-education degree and very good knowledge of the German language are eligible to apply. The sponsorship is based upon the Foundation's political values, social justice and solidarity in particular.

Each year the Foundation awards between ten and 15 scholarships to students from abroad.
The scholarship holders receive a monthly base sum of up to EUR 850 as well as an ancillary payment of EUR 20 as an additional benefit. A contribution to health and long-term care insurance of up to EUR 65 may be awarded.

Target Group

particularly gifted international students

Academic Requirements

  • enrolment at a German university (your admission must at least be documented by the time the scholarship would start)
  • Bachelor's degree certificate or proof of completion of basic study in case of a Diplom or Magister course or a programme leading to a state examination
  • proof of proficiency in German at a B 2 level at least

Number of Scholarships

ten to 15 each year

Duration

The funding covers the standard period of study in Germany; the maximum grant duration includes the standard study period and possible grant renewals.

Scholarship Value

Students receive a monthly base sum of up to EUR 850 and, furthermore, an ancillary payment of EUR 20 as an additional benefit. A grant to health and long-term care insurance of up to EUR 65 may be awarded.

Application Papers

further information on the application procedure can be found here

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