Once you have identified a scholarship that could suit your situation, make sure you:
- Read about the requirements and the application procedure thoroughly (apply only if you meet the criteria!)
- Check the deadline, as no applications will be considered once it passes.
If you decide to apply, send all the documents required, in the right order and attached in a single PDF. These documents might be on the list of required documents:
- Motivational letter in which you explain your expectations about the scholarship.
- A motivational letter should be between half a page and 1 page long
- You should start your letter with addressing the person you send it to directly. If you don’t know who it is, write “Sehr geehrte/r Herr/Frau …”
- The letter should look professional.
- You can find many examples on the internet. You will find more tips for motivational letters here.
- CV (up to date) (max 2 pages). Here you may find tips about how to best write a CV.
- A confirmation of enrollment at university (Immatrikulationsbescheinigung or Zulassung zur Universität).
- Language proof of C1 Level German (DSH / TestDaF etc.).
- Certificate of Enrollment from Kiron, that you can download here.
- Certificates or Transcript of records: if you have some from former studies, add these to your application. You can also request one at Kiron if you have completed at least 3 courses.
- BaföG-decision (Bescheid) or your BaföG application or explanation about how you are able to finance yourself. This applies usually for non-primary financial scholarship.
- Residency permit (Aufenthaltserlaubnis)
On the content side, it is really important to show your interest for the program and that you did some previous research about the scholarship provider. This means that you read about them, went on their website and know about their offers. You should also prepare well for the interview and/or assessment center.