German Chancellor Fellowship

Awarded By: Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
Updated on Jan 17, 2024
University Research Analyst
Course: Masters
Deadline: Oct 15, 2024
Amount: Euro 2,700
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Scholarship Overview

The German Chancellor Fellowship allows university graduates with initial leadership experience from Brazil, China, India, Russia, and the USA to visit Germany on a 12-month project as part of the German Chancellor Fellowship program from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to take their career to the next level.

Applicable course, university, and country

This scholarship is applicable for Masters Degree
This scholarship is applicable for all universities in India, USA, Russia, China
Students from the following fields are eligible:

  • Politics
  • Business
  • Media
  • Administration
  • Society
  • Culture

Scholarship amount details

Max scholarship per student: Euro 2,700 => Rs 2,42,514
Conversion rate used: 1 Euro = Rs. 89.82 (last updated 7th December 2023)
Scholarship amount will be given: Monthly
A monthly fellowship grant of 2,200 euros, 2,500 euros or 2,700 euros – depending on your training and career level
Scholarship amount can be used for:

Type of Expense Indicates if the scholarship can be used for this type of expense
Tuition & Fees × Not covered in scholarship
Living Expense ? Scholarship amount can be used for this
Accommodation × Not covered in scholarship
Air Fare/Travel Expenses ? Scholarship amount can be used for this
Spouse/Child Care × Not covered in scholarship
Health Cover × Not covered in scholarship
Application × Not covered in scholarship
Others ? Scholarship amount can be used for this

Number of students to be awarded:
10Student Awards – Additional InformationA total of 50 fellowships are awarded to students from the USA, India, Brazil, China, and Rusia – up to ten of which go to prospective leaders from each of the five countries.

Eligible student nationality

India, United States of America, Russia, China, Brazil, South Africa

Appication Process for this scholarship

Application Process for this scholarship:

  • letter of motivation: Tell what drives students, what leadership experience they already have and what their career goals are
  • project plan: Outline the project students have developed themselves and agreed with their intended host prior to applying. Why is their project of societal significance, and how will they be able to build bridges between Germany and their home country in the future?
  • extensive statement including mentoring agreement from their host in Germany
  • two letters of recommendation (not more than 12 months old) from individuals who can provide information on their professional, personal and/or academic background

Application Documents:

Type of documents Indicates if this type of document is required to be submitted
LOR Required
Statement of Purpose Required

Scholarship Application:Students will be auto-considered for this scholarship when they apply for the courses on which this scholarship is applicable.
No separate application is needed.
Important Dates & FAQ info:

Info Date
Scholarship Deadline October 15

Additional InformationThe most promising candidates among all formally eligible applicants will be selected and invited to a selection meeting in their respective country of origin, where they will have the opportunity to present themselves and their project.
In recent years, 25 to 30 percent of applicants have received a fellowship on average.

Scholarship Eligibility

Scholarship EligibilityApplicants must:

  • hold Brazilian, Chinese, Indian, Russian or American citizenship
  • work in a field such as politics, business, media, administration, society or culture and have demonstrable initial leadership experience
  • will have completed your first academic degree (Bachelor or comparable degree) no more than twelve years ago when the applicant start their fellowship
  • want to conduct an independently developed project with a host of applicants choice in German
  • have good knowledge of English and/or German

Special RestrictionsNo Special Restriction is applicable.Exams Details

Exam name Indicates if exam is required and cutoff (if any)
12th Required
UG Required

iSchoolConnect Rating

The rating is done considering various factors

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I apply before completing my Bachelor’s (or comparable) degree?
You may apply if you graduate from your Bachelor’s programme before the 1 October of the year following your application. If you take part in an intensive German language course prior to the start of the fellowship, you will have to graduate from your Bachelor’s Programme before the intensive language course starts.

I already have or have had an affiliation with Germany. Which (virtual) mobility rules apply?
Applicants who have previously been to Germany must have been predominantly living and working in a programme country (Brazil, People’s Republic of China, India, South Africa, USA) for a minimum of 12 months in the 18-month period prior to the application deadline (15 October of each year). All stays outside the programme countries are taken into account, regardless of their duration and reason.

I have studied English, German, or related subjects at the university level. Do I have to submit a language certificate?
If this is documented on your diploma, you do not need to submit any additional documentation proving your proficiency in English or German.

English or German is my native language. Do I have to submit a language certificate proving my proficiency?
No, a language certificate is not required.

I completed my first university degree (Bachelor’s or equivalent) more than twelve years ago. Can I still apply?
We cannot consider your application if you completed your first university degree (Bachelor’s or comparable) more than twelve years ago. If you have just passed the deadline, an exception may be made in well-founded cases (e.g. recognition of parental leave).