Hanns Seidel Foundation - Foreign Scholarships - Scholarships for foreign postgraduates and academics

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For the Hanns Seidel Foundation, assisting young and highly qualified foreign academics, especially from Third World countries, is an investment in the future with the aim of enabling the trained experts to play their part in the independent further development of their home countries so as to turn these into politically stable and economically strong partners for the entire world. The intention is to avoid conflicts between developing countries themselves and between developing countries and industrial nations and to play a role in paving the way to a peaceful coexistence of all nations on Earth on a political, economic and social level.

Recruiting of scholarship applicants
The project managers, in cooperation with the Hanns Seidel Foundation's partner organizations, pre-select promising candidates in the respective countries. This means that only applicants directly from the above mentioned projects or their immediate vicinity can be considered. Unfortunately, direct applications to the Hanns Seidel Foundation cannot be considered.

Scholarship duration
The duration of a scholarship is 3 to 12 months. Scholarships are granted for research projects, internships or the final phase of research studies or doctorates. In the case of doctorates, a 6 to 12 month scholarship within the scope of "sandwich programs" is possible.


The targets for foreign scholarships are young (the age limit is 32 years) and highly qualified foreign postgraduates with excellent degrees, good knowledge of the German language and socio-political commitment.


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