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Konrad Adenauer Foundation Master’s and PhD Scholarship in Germany for 2024/2025

Application is now open for the Konrad Adenauer Foundation Master’s and PhD Scholarship. Interested candidates are encouraged to send their applications in before the deadline date.

About Konrad Adenauer Foundation and Scholarship

The Konrad Adenauer Foundation (Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, KAS) is a political party foundation in Germany that is connected to the center-right Christian Democratic Union (CDU) but operates independently of it. The headquarters of the foundation are situated in Berlin and Sankt Augustin, which is close to Bonn. The KAS operates programs in more than 100 countries and has 78 offices worldwide. Norbert Lammert, a former head of the German parliament’s Deutscher Bundestag, serves as its current chairman. It is a part of the European People’s Party’s official foundation and think tank, the Martens Centre (EPP). It was the fifteenth-ranked think tank in the world in 2020.

The foundation’s official website states that the goal of its civic education programs is to “further European unification, improve transatlantic relations, and deepen development cooperation” to “promote freedom and liberty, peace, and justice.” By researching and analyzing contemporary political trends, their role as a think-tank and consulting organization aims to give citizens a foundation for political action. In addition to providing more than 2,500 conferences and events annually throughout the world, the KAS actively promotes intellectually gifted youth’s political engagement and education through both an ongoing, extensive seminar program and a prestigious scholarship program.


International students from Tanzania, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Kenya, and Ethiopia can study at any of Germany’s 400 institutions thanks to scholarships awarded by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation.

This scholarship program supports postgraduate or master’s studies, doctoral programs, or research fellowships lasting at least three semesters at a German institution for overseas students and recent graduates.

Details about Konrad Adenauer Foundation Master’s and PhD Scholarship:

Scholarship Sponsor: Konrad Adenauer Foundation, Germany

Scholarship Value: Financial support, access to an international network, seminar program, and personal mentoring Scholarships 

Number of awards: N/A

Study level: Masters

Host Institution(s): Konrad Adenauer Foundation, Germany


  • Access to a worldwide network of over 14,000 alumni
  • Broad seminar program
  • Personal mentoring
  • Standard funding periods of two years (Master) and three years (PhD)
  • Monthly scholarship

Eligibility Criteria for Konrad Adenauer Foundation Master’s and PhD Scholarship

Applicants are advised to meet the following requirements to be qualified for the Konrad Adenauer Foundation Master’s and PhD Scholarship:

  • Qualified Countries: Zimbabwe, Uganda, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa.
  • Admissible Course or Subjects: Any subject offered by the university
  • Acceptable Criteria:
    • Own a degree from a university
    • Exhibit superior academic achievement.
    • 35 years of age is the minimum age to apply.
    • Proficient in German (B1 or B2 proficiency)
    • Actively participating in volunteer work
    • Make plans to attend a German university for at least four semesters.
    • Have a strong general education background and a clear interest in politics
    • Adopt a constructive outlook on democracy and human rights.
    • Receptive to forming unique viewpoints and exhibiting tolerance
    • Incredibly driven and capable of clearly expressing life goals.
  • Admission Requirements: Dependent on Master’s or PhD application.
  • Language Requirement: Before starting their university studies in Germany, all scholars must demonstrate proficiency in German (B2).

Required Documents:

  • Evidence of German language skills (B2)
  • Academic letter of recommendation
  • Letter of recommendation concerning the candidates’ personality
  • Evidence of voluntary work (if available)
  • Certificate of admission or matriculation from the German university (if available)
  • CV including facts about prior voluntary work or social commitment
  • Motivation letter
  • Copies of examination certificates in German translation (if not in English)
  • Copies of study performance records (if studied at a German university)

Application Procedure for Konrad Adenauer Foundation Master’s and PhD Scholarship

Interested and qualified students should download and fill out the application form and attach the above documents. Please forward your complete application by January 15th, 2024 to:

The Application Deadline is: Not Specified

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