German Chancellor Scholarships

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s German Chancellor Fellowship Programme is for university graduates from the United States, the Russian Federation, the People’s Republic of China, Brazil and India who have an international outlook and initial leadership experience. It addresses prospective decision-makers, multipliers and thought leaders from a broad range of professional fields such as politics, public administration and business as well as society and culture. The fellowships give them the opportunity to spend a year in Germany networking with other prospective leaders from abroad, who are also sponsored by the Humboldt Foundation, and to explore new solutions to the global issues of our times. During their stay in Germany, the German Chancellor Fellows usually pursue research-based, self-developed projects at host institutions.

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Applicants must be nationals of the United States, the Russian Federation, The People’s Republic of China, Brazil or India who have earned a bachelor’s or equivalent academic degree less than twelve years before the beginning of the fellowship and have German or English language skills.

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