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Scholarship programs sponsored by the Free State of Bavaria for graduates of Central, Eastern and Southeastern European states

One-year scholarship program sponsored by the Free State of Bavaria for graduates of Central, Eastern and Southeastern European states for the funding year 2022/23

+++ The new call for application for the funding year 2023/24 will be published soon; the application deadline will be December 1st, 2022. +++

The Free State of Bavaria will sponsor scholarships for the academic year 2022/23. Graduates (with appropriate citizenship) from Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, 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 higher education institutions. The one-year scholarship can be generally extended twice for up to 3 years. The scholarship is paid out monthly (861,- €) and amounts to 10.332,- € per year. Students with at least one child receive 1.021,- € per month, which amounts to 12.252,- € 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.   

Information for applicants from Russia (23.03.2022):

According to the decision of the Bavarian government regarding Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine, the 10 special scholarships of the Bavarian Prime Minister for students from Russia have been temporarily suspended. For this reason, BAYHOST presently cannot accept new scholarship holders from Russia. Exceptions apply to:
1) The scholarship holders who have already been selected will keep their funding as it has been announced. They are entitled to apply for an extension of their scholarship according to the general rules of the one-year scholarship program.
2) Russian students who already study in Bavaria in a master’s program or PhD project and who have already submitted their application for the study year 2022/23 will take part in the selection procedure and may be considered for a scholarship.

deadline for first time applications

1st December 2021 (date of receipt!)

deadline for applications of extenSion

28th February 2022 (date of receipt!)

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

If you encounter any difficulties in collecting / sending your scholarship application to BAYHOST (caused by the coronavirus pandemic), please contact us via doeppe[at]bayhost.de as soon as possible and we will try to find a suitable solution.

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 not available anymore.

Our program flyer in English and German.

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 Bavaria".

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Funding and Scholarships - Study in Bavaria

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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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