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Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung Scholarships 2024-25 in Germany (Fully Funded)

Updated: Jun 13

Study in Germany

Looking to pursue undergraduate or postgraduate studies in Germany? The Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung Scholarships offer an excellent pathway for international students. These scholarships, provided by the renowned political foundation associated with Die Linke, support graduate, and doctoral studies across various disciplines. With a focus on social sciences, humanities, and political sciences.

The Scholarship Department of the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung awards financial grants to highly-qualified undergraduate, Graduate and doctoral students from Germany and abroad who evidence high levels of social and political engagement. In granting scholarships, the Stiftung seeks to counteract the social, political and gender discrimination prevalent in our society, and therefore gives preference to applications from women, students of non-academic and migrant backgrounds, the socially needy, and people with disabilities who demonstrate comparable achievements and commitment. Applications from undergraduate and doctoral students from scientific and technical disciplines are actively encouraged, as well as from graduates of technical colleges.

In this article we provide you with essential information about this exciting opportunity.


Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung Scholarships overview

• Host Country: Germany

• Study Levels: Bachelor's, Master's and PhD

• Funded By: Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung

• Eligible Nationalities: All Nationalities

• Deadline: April 1, 2024 / October 1, 2024

Note: Scholarships are not available for Medicine, Dentistry, and Veterinary medicine


Scholarship Benefits

The scholarship provides financial support covering tuition fees, living expenses, and academic costs as follows:

1). Financial Support

  • For Masters: The monthly basic scholarship consists of 850€ along with a lump sum of 20€. Additional subsidies for health and nursing insurance of no more than 86€ are also available

  • For PhD: The doctoral scholarship is largely independent of one’s income and consists of 1350€ per month. Additional lump sum payments of 100€ to cover research costs and further health care subsidies are also available.

2). Access to a Dynamic Academic Community

3). Opportunities for intellectual growth and cross-cultural exchange

4). Mentorship and networking opportunities with experts in various fields

4). Contribution to the advancement of progressive ideals and social justice initiatives in Germany

5). Support Programs

Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung’s Scholarship Department offers scholars a wide range of support, consisting of political education events and summer schools, workshops conducted both domestically as well as abroad, symposia and educational trips. It also organizes practical training in fields such as rhetoric, conflict management and other key skills, time management and self-management, bolstering academic qualifications, text and writing workshops, and specific seminars on methodology.


Eligibility Criteria and requirements for Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung Scholarship 2024-25

  • Applicants must be enrolled at a German institution of higher learning.

  • German citizens enrolled in another EU country or Switzerland are also eligible to apply.

  • Applicants enrolled in a Diplom, Magister or state examination course at a university as well as applicants from technical colleges can receive a scholarship beginning in the second semester.

  • Applicants in a Bachelor’s degree course of study can also receive a scholarship beginning in their second semester.

  • Applicants in a Master’s degree course (consecutive or non-consecutive) can only be granted a scholarship if they only have a Bachelor’s degree.

  • Applicants with a Diplom degree from a technical college can receive a scholarship for their Master’s degree only if it is conducted at a university.

  • Applications for a Master’s degree scholarship can only be submitted during the first semester of the course of study.

  • Applicants in a dual course of study can also receive a scholarship if they meet all of the eligibility requirements.

  • Syrian students can also apply for a BMBF-financed scholarship

  • German language proficiency (B2 level or above)


Ineligible for scholarships

  • A second course of study

  • A (work-based) part-time course of study

  • Studies at a master craft school

  • The completion of a degree otherwise not linked to a scholarship


Selection and sponsorship criteria

  • High scholarly and professional qualifications (proof of above-average academic achievement at school and/or university)

  • Political and social engagement in line with the aims of the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung

  • German language proficiency (B2 level or above)

  • Personal/family background


Application procedure

The Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung's Scholarship Department operates according to the principle of direct application. Further Information on eligibility requirements and application forms for the scholarship can be found on the applications page.

Application Deadline

  • 1 April for grants beginning in the winter semester (1 October) of the same year.

  • 1 October for grants beginning in the summer semester (1 April) of the next year.





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