The Scholarship Department of the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung awards financial grants to highly-qualified undergraduate and doctoral students from Germany and abroad who evidence high levels of social and political engagement. In granting scholarships, the Stiftung seeks to counteract the social, political and gender discrimination prevalent in our society, and therefore gives preference to applications from women, students of non-academic and migrant backgrounds, the socially needy, and people with disabilities who demonstrate comparable achievements and commitment. Applications from undergraduate and doctoral students from scientific and technical disciplines are actively encouraged, as well as from graduates of technical colleges.
Lux like Studium is a scholarship program designed to motivate school students and others from non-academic backgrounds interested in higher education to pursue university studies, and support and advise them during their studies. Lux like Studium disburses scholarships beginning in the first semester and accompanies you throughout your studies. For this scholarship program, an application is only possible for prospective university students, that is to say for people interested in studying who have not yet begun their studies by the application deadline. The scholarship commences with the beginning of the first semester.
- High scholarly and professional qualifications (proof of above-average academic achievement at school and/or university).
- Political and social engagement in line with the aims of the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung.
- Must be excellent with the German language (B2 level or above).
- Applicants enrolled in a Diplom, Magister or state examination course at a university as well as applicants from technical colleges can receive a scholarship beginning in the second semester; they must have at least four semesters left at the time their scholarship begins.
- Applicants in a Bachelor’s degree course of study can also receive a scholarship beginning in their second semester. At the time of the scholarship being granted, they must have at least half of their studies (either for the Bachelor, or Bachelor and Master combined) left. The application should indicate whether an MA degree is planned.
Ineligible for scholarships:
- A second course of study.
- A (work-based) part-time course of study.
- Studies at a master craft school.
- The completion of a degree otherwise not linked to a scholarship.
- Study abroad for non-scholarship holders.
- Language courses for non-scholarship holders.
- Changing the discipline of study after the fourth semester.
Will need to provide personal and family background information.
Both German and foreign students from all disciplines are eligible to apply for a Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung study scholarship. Applicants must be enrolled at a German institution of higher learning. German citizens enrolled in another EU country or Switzerland are also eligible to apply. The institution can be either a university or college, and must be either public or publicly accredited.
How to Apply
The only way to apply is by sending an email to the email provided, inquiring about an application.
The financial support gives you the opportunity to concentrate on your studies. The scholarship consists of two parts:
- an income-dependent component which is calculated similarly to BAföG.
- an income-independent lump sum to cover studying costs (currently 300€/month).
Trips abroad (travel courses, conference attendance, semesters abroad and obligatory internships abroad) can be funded for scholarship holders.
Scholarships are disbursed until the end of the maximum scholarship length (standard time of study plus possible extensions).
April 1, 2021, for grants beginning in the winter semester (1 October) of the same year.
October 1, 2021, for grants beginning in the summer semester (1 April) of the next year.
This is an annual scholarship.