Apply for the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung Scholarships for International Students


The Scholarship Department of the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung awards Masters and PhD scholarships to highly-qualified international students who wish to undertake studies in Germany.They should be individuals demonstrating a high level of social and political engagement.


The scholarship for international students is in the form of a living grant, for the duration of the standard study programme period. Tuition fees for international students are not covered


The Scholarship Department awards grants to foreign students (MA only) and Ph.D. students who are temporarily residing in Germany for study or research purposes. The requirements are:

  • German language proficiency (B2 level or above)

  • MA Students must be enrolled at a state or state-recognized German university

  • Ph.D. students must be accepted at a German university

  • Applicants for scholarships for MA and doctoral students from Egypt, Libya, Lebanon, Tunisia, Yemen, Jordan, Morocco and Iraq can be graduate students pursuing their MA, Diploma or State Examination in Germany or doctoral students pursuing a Ph.D. or doctoral research in Germany.

  • The selection criteria are:

  • 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.


1 October 2020 for grants beginning in the summer semester of the following year (1 April 2021)

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