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One-year scholarship program sponsored by the Free State of Bavaria for graduates of Central, Eastern and Southeastern European states

Call for Application for the funding year 2020/21

The Free State of Bavaria will sponsor scholarships for the academic year 2020/21. Graduates from Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia and Ukraine are eligible to apply. The scholarships are meant to finance postgraduate studies (i.e. master's programs), PhDs or one-year research sojourns at Bavarian universities. The one-year scholarship can be generally extended twice for up to 3 years. The scholarship is paid out monthly (735,- €) and amounts to 8.820,- € per year. Students with at least one child receive 895,- € per month, which amounts to 10.740,- € per year. Candidates should send their documents to the address specified in the important advice.

The objective of the annual scholarship program is to support scientific cooperation and academic exchange between Bavaria and Central-, Eastern- and Southeastern Europe.

Applicants with the citizenship of the Czech Republic please contact the Bayerisch-Tschechische Hochschulagentur l Česko-bavorská vysokoškolská agentura.   

deadline for first time applications

1st December 2019 (date of receipt!)

deadline for applications of extenSion

28th February 2020 (date of receipt!)

Please note: Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

The selection process for 2020/21 is still ongoing. All candidates will be presumably notified by e-mail in May 2020. Thank you for your patience.

Please read the important advice carefully before applying:

  • FIRST TIME APPLICATIONS: Important advice download
  • EXTENSIONS: Important advice for extension applications download
  • FAQs: Frequently asked questions download
  • LETTER OF ENDORSEMENT: Guidelines (first time applications only) download
  • EXPERT OPINION: Guidelines (extensions only) download

The online application form is available here.

Reports of former scholarship holders can be found here under "Stipendien In".

Information, dates and addresses for the study in Bavaria via this link. Further useful information for (future) PhD students are available via the website "research in Germany".


Study in Bavaria

German Version

Bavarian Academic Center for Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe


Stipendien Incoming

Your contact person:
Ms Katrin Döppe

E-Mail: doeppe{at}bayhost.de
Tel: +49 941 943-5049
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