The scholarship department of RLS Berlin awards scholarships to highly qualified students and postgraduates at home and abroad with a strongly developed social commitment. We aim to compensate for social, political and gender discrimination. Preference is therefore given to applications from women, students from non-academic backgrounds, those with a migration background, the socially needy and people with disabilities who demonstrate comparable achievements and commitment. Applications are actively encouraged from students and postgraduate students from scientific and technical disciplines and graduates of technical colleges. Please note that RLS Regional Office Ramallah does not award scholarships, please contact directly RLS scholarship department in Berlin for further information.
The selection and sponsorship criteria are as follows:
- Very good professional qualifications (proof of above-average academic achievement either at school and/or university),
- Political and social and/or social commitment in keeping with the ideals of the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung,
- Personal/family background.
The Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung’s Scholarship department works on the principle of direct application. Information on grant eligibility requirements and application forms for the scholarship programmes can be found on the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung’s website (www.rosalux.de) on the scholarships page. These documents will not be sent by post.
Deadline for applications
For grants starting in the winter semester: 15 April of the same year
For grants starting in the summer semester: 15 October of the previous year
THE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMMES
Lux Like Studium
Lux like Studium is the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung’s new scholarship programme that supports and accompanies schoolchildren without an academic background in their efforts to gain admission to and complete a degree course. Schoolchildren without an academic background are less likely to begin a degree course and are thus under-represented in universities. The provision of funding from the first semester onwards is intended to facilitate access to institutions of higher education.
Funding is available to students from all disciplines and all state-approved institutes of higher education who meet the requirements sets out in §8 of the German Federal Law on Education and Training (Bundesausbildungsförderungsgesetz, BAföG) (students holding a German passport, and students with a migration background who have prospects for permanent residence in Germany). Limited funding is also available for students from other EU states. The duration of the grant and the amount of funding are based on BAföG regulations. Funding is possible from the second semester.
The Scholarship Department awards grants to domestic and foreign PhD students from all disciplines (except medicine, dentistry and veterinary medicine). As a rule, funding lasts for two years; this may be extended twice for a period of six months in justified cases.
Scholarships for Foreigners
The Scholarship Department awards grants to foreign students and PhD students who are temporarily resident in Germany for study or research purposes.
- Undergraduates: Matriculation at a state or state-recognized institution of higher education in Germany. Completion of a BA or undergraduate course.
- PhD students: Supervision by a university lecturer in Germany.
Study or PhD sponsorship scheme
The Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung’s Scholarship Department offers their scholarship recipients a wide range of support, consisting of political education events and summer schools, workshops at home and abroad, symposia and educational trips. It also organizes practical training, such as rhetoric, conflict management and other key skills; time management and self-management; the strengthening of scientific qualifications; text and writing workshops; and specific seminars on methodology. Particular importance is given to the self-organization of scholarship recipients and to their working groups. The work of the Scholarship Department is assisted by about 130 tutors together with the staff and network of the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung.
Director: Dr. Katrin Schäfgen firstname.lastname@example.org
Deputy Director: Dr. Hella Hertzfeldt email@example.com
Contact: Katja Voss firstname.lastname@example.org