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Fully Funded Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Scholarship 2024 | Apply Now

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) Scholarship, named after the first Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, Konrad Adenauer, is a renowned funding program offered to international students by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung foundation. Established in 1955, the foundation is committed to promoting democracy, rule of law, social market economy, and human rights worldwide. The KAS Scholarship aims to support talented individuals who demonstrate exceptional academic achievements, leadership potential, and a strong commitment to public service.

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Scholarship for the academic year 2024-2025 offers fully funded opportunities for international students pursuing master’s and Ph.D. degrees. These scholarships include a monthly stipend of €850 for master’s students and €1,200 for Ph.D. candidates, covering tuition fees and accommodation expenses.

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung grants scholarships to international master’s students and postgraduates, facilitating their studies and research at German universities. This initiative actively fosters intercultural exchanges, the establishment of global networks, and the internationalization of higher education and scientific research institutions.

Deadline: July 15, 2024

Level of Study: Masters, PhD

Institution(s): German Universities

Study in: Germany

Opportunity Focus Areas: All the available programs at German Universities.

Program Period: Two years For Master candidates, and three years for doctoral candidates.

Scholarship Coverage

  • Graduates receive a monthly scholarship of € 850 (master or postgraduate students).
  • PhD-students receive a monthly scholarship of € 1,200.
  • Subsidize health care insurance up to the amount of € 120 per month.
  • Fees resulting from courses at the university in Germany that are directly related to your studies can be refunded up to the amount of € 1,500 per semester.
  • Offers a family allowance of € 276 provided that you and your spouse live together in one place in Germany for at least three months and that his/her income does not exceed the amount of € 450 per month.

Eligibility Criteria for Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Scholarship

To be eligible for Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung scholarship, candidates must fulfill following requirements:

  • Required Language: English / German. Have good knowledge of the German language (B2-level),
  • Eligible Countries: All world countries
  • Have a university degree, as the program does not provide support for bachelor studies,
  • Prove above average academic performance,
  • Be no older that 30 when applying,
  • Plan to study a minimum of three semesters at a university in Germany,
  • A positive attitude towards democracy and human rights,
  • In addition, they have already actively engaged in their home countries through voluntary work for other people and society

How to Apply for Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Scholarship

There are two ways to apply for our scholarship program:

  1. Each year new focus countries or regions are determined for our selection procedures. In 2021 we will focus on Russia, Ukraine, Turkey and Latin America (coordinated through our office in Peru) and interviews will be conducted online. If you are living in one of these countries, you may send your written application directly to the responsible KAS office – kindly check their web-sites for the exact procedure and addressee. Students living in countries that are not listed cannot apply for the international selection procedure in 2021.
  2. In case you are already living or studying in Germany, you are welcome to apply for a scholarship via the domestic selection program using our online procedure. Please fill out the application form online and upload all required application documents. Please do not send in any documents by mail as these will not be considered. The application period ends on July 15th (12:00/noon) each year for the domestic procedure.

Attach the following documents:

  • Attach a meaningful CV in tabular form 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 (B 2).
  • An informal academic letter of recommendation: This letter should provide information about your academic qualifications and potential; it should not be older than two month. The author has to be a university professor or teacher holding a doctoral degree.
  • Certificate of admission or matriculation from your university in Germany.
  • An informal letter of recommendation concerning the applicant’s personality: This letter should focus on your personality and interests as well as on your understanding of values and your social commitment. The author cannot be the same as the one providing the academic letter of recommendation.

If you are applying for a PhD-Scholarship, add the following documents:

  • A detailed description of your doctoral thesis: This expose should be written in German or English (5-10 pages; font size 12; 1.5 line spacing) and 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 confirmation of supervision by your doctor-father or -mother


Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Scholarship offers a unique opportunity for talented individuals to pursue their academic aspirations, develop their leadership potential, and contribute to positive social change. By investing in the education and development of future leaders, the foundation aims to promote democratic values and strengthen civil society worldwide.

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