Below, we have summarized the most important scholarships from German foundations for Thai students and researchers, ranging from undergraduate to post-doctoral support. Please note:

  • both above-average academic achievement and political/social engagement are necessary for a successful application

  • all subjects offered at state or state-recognized universities in Germany are accepted. Exemption: Medicine or Pharmacy or Dentistry (see respective websites for more information on these subjects)

Foundation Target group Eligibility Benefits Duration Application deadline Further information
Friedrich Ebert Foundation (FES)

-associated with the Social Democratic Party (SPD), centre-left

-students who actively work for freedom, justice and social cohesion in their commitment to social democracy

-undergraduate, graduate, and PhD students

-German level at C1 or TestDaF 4 or DSH-2 -undergraduate: 750 € per month

-graduate: 850 € per month

-PhD: 1200 € per month

-276 € of family allowance, if applicable

-refund of health care costs

(under-)graduate: regular period of study

-PhD: 2 to 3 years, extension possible

-diploma/magister/state examination: by the end of 6th semester

-undergraduate: until 3rd semester if standard study period is 6 semesters

-graduate: by end of 1st semester

-PhD: any time possible

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For undergraduates and graduates, German

For PhD students, German

Heinrich Böll Foundation (HBS)

-associated with the Green Political Party, centre-left

 -students who value democracy, human rights, ecology, sustainability and non-violence

-graduate and PhD students

-German level at B1 or DSH-2 - graduate: 850 € per month plus various individual allowances

-PhD: 1,200 € per month, plus 100 € mobility allowance per month, plus various individual allowances

-funding of tuition in certain cases possible

-graduate: regular period of study, may be extended at most by 1 year

-PhD: 2 years as a rule, may be extended twice at most by half a year

-graduate: by the end of the 1st semester

-for online application (graduate and PhD): 1st march

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Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS)

-associated with the Christian Democratic Union(CDU), centre-right

 -students with an interest in political issues concerning democracy and human rights

-graduate, PhD students and research stays

-age limit of 30 years

-German B2 or high score in Test-DaF/DSH exam

-graduates: 850 € per month

-PhD and research stays: 1100 € per month

-plus health care subsidies and family supplement for spouse and children, if applicable

-graduates: standard funding period is 2 years

-PhD: standard funding period is 3 years

-research stays: at least 6 months

-the minimum period in scholarship program is one year and the remaining length of your studies or research in Germany has to be at least two semesters

-for domestic online application: June to July 15

-for international conference application see regional KAS office

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Rosa Luxemburg Foundation (RLS)

-associated with the democratic-socialist Left Party, left-wing to far-left

-students interested in public awareness, enlightenment and social critique, who are engaged in the workers' and women's movements, as well as anti-fascism and anti-racism

-graduate, PhD students and post-doctoral researchers

-German B2 or better -graduates: 850 € per month

-PhD: 1200 € per month, plus 100 € mobility allowance

-plus 20 € for incidental expenses per month and up to 86 € for health insurance per month

-graduates: regular period of study, may be extended

-PhD: 2 years as a rule, may be extended twice at most by half a year.

-1st April for students starting in the following winter semester

-1st October for students starting in the following summer semester

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For Graduates, German

For PhD students, German

Friedrich Naumann Foundation (FNS)

-associated with the Free Democratic Party (FDP), centre-right

-students who value individual freedom and organized liberalism

- graduate and PhD students

 - haven't lived in Germany for more than 15 months (except for study or research purposes)

-B2 or better recommended, but no official certification needed

-graduates: 850 € per month

-PhD: 1200 € per month

-subsidies for health insurance

-graduates: initially for 2 semesters/one year, extensions until the completion of degree can be requested

-PhD: 1 to 3 years

-April 30th for students starting in the following winter semester

-31st  October for students starting in the following summer semester

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Catholic Academic Exchange Service (KAAD) -Catholic Christian students or suggested by Catholic partner organization

- orientation of studies or research towards permanent reintegration in home region (otherwise the scholarship is turned into a loan)

-graduate, PhD students, postdoc-research project

-already earned degree and professional experience in home country or already studying at German university

-good German language skills required

-For application deadline and procedure contact:

Nationales Partnergremium
Rev. Dr. Martin Komolmas
KAAD Committee Thailand
Assumption Business
Administration College (ABAC)
Huamark
Bangkok 10240

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