The promotion of young talent has been one of the founding principles of the FES. The first scholarships were awarded to particularly talented young individuals from a working class milieu who were taking an active part in the young democracy of the Weimar Republic.
For the FES therefore, it is not only the applicants' academic achievement but also their social and political involvement and their personal attitudes that play an important part in the selection process.
The FES supports students from public or state-approved universities and from polytechnical colleges. It supports all academic subjects and postgraduate programmes. It is also possible for non-German students to apply for the scholarship programme. They, however, need to study in Germany at the time of application.
In order to find out more about the application process and who to contact please visit the FES Scholarship Department website.
The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung in Myanmar regularly offers full-time internships (40 working hours) to German and Myanmar university master’s-level students. Internships generally cover a period of at least three months, preferably longer. Please submit your application as far in advance as possible. The time-frames for internships can be discussed during the application procedure.