The promotion of young talent has been one of the founding principles of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES). The first scholarships were awarded to particularly talented young individuals from working class backgrounds who were taking an active part in the young democracy of the Weimar Republic.
For the FES therefore, it is not only the applicants' academic achievements, but also their social and political involvement and their personal attitudes that play an important part in the selection process.
The FES supports students from public or state-approved universities and from polytechnical colleges. It supports all academic subjects and postgraduate programs. It is also possible for non-German students to apply for the scholarship program. They, however, must be studying in Germany at the time of application.
In order to find out more about the application process and who to contact please visit the FES Scholarship Department website.