HessenFonds for Refugees - highly-qualified students and researchers

As part of the HessenFonds, the Hessen State Ministry of Higher Education, Research and the Arts provides scholarships for exceptionally talented and high achieving university students and researchers with refugee status at state universities in Hessen. The funding shall enable them to continue their studies or their scientific career at a state university in Hessen.


Requirements
  • entitled to asylum or recognised refugee for no langer than four years by April 1st, 2021
  • the maximum duration of constant residence in Germany must not be longer than five years by April 1st, 2021
  • follow-up applications need a separate explanatory statement


Students (Bachelor/Master or equivalent):

  • enrolled at a state university in the State of Hessen

  • high academic achievements

 

PhD Students:

  • accepted as a PhD student and supervised at a state university in Hessen with high academic achievements

 

Researchers:  

  • guarantee of a research or teaching placement at a state university in Hessen

  • a supporting statement from the same state university in Hessen 

  • exceptional achievements in research and/or teaching

 

Scope of Funding

The HessenFonds scholarship grants the following amounts for the duration of 12 months :

  • Students (Bachelor/Master or equivalent): 300 Euro/month

  • PhD Students: 1.150 Euro/month

  • Researchers: 2.000 Euro/month


Funding Period:  April 2021 - March 2022

 

Application Procedure

Applications have to be submitted to the respective state university in Hessen. Please inquire at an early stage when the application documents have to be submitted to the responsible office of the university.

The universities nominate qualified candidates for the scholarships to the Hessen State Ministry of Higher Education, Research, and the Arts. A direct application at the Hessen State Ministry of Higher Education, Research, and the Arts is not possible. The next deadline for nominations is February 15, 2021. The funding will start in April 2021.