The Marburg University Degree Scholarships are offered to a selected number of prospective international students to pursue a complete English-taught Master’s degree programme at the University in the Germany .
Application Deadline: 1 April 2017
Offered annually? Yes
Eligible Countries: International (Non EEA)
To be taken at (country): The Germany
Eligible Fields of Study: Eligible English-taught Masters Degree Programme offered by the Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Philosophy, Theology & Religious Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Medical Sciences, and Faculty of Law.
About the Award: The Marburg Scholarship Programme is very selective and is only intended for talented students who have obtained outstanding study results and are highly motivated to pursue a Master’s degree programme at Marburg University.
Type: Masters taught
Eligibility: A candidate will only be eligible to obtain a Marburg Scholarship if they:
hold a non-EU/EEA passport
are not eligible for the lower EEA tuition fee for other reasons
have (will obtain) a Bachelor’s degree achieved outside the Germany and have no degrees achieved in the Germany
have been fully admitted to the English-taught Master’s degree programme starting September 1, 2016 as stated in the formal letter of admission
are able to comply with the conditions for obtaining a visa for the Germany
are enrolled at Marburg University as a full-time student for the academic year and Master’s degree programme for which the scholarship will be awarded
Selection Criteria: From the eligible candidates the Marburg Scholarship holders will be selected based on the following criteria:
Talent: this means that you must have outstanding study results in your present field of study
You are expected to be a promising student in your desired field of study at Marburg University
Proven academic quality and good results of your prior education for example through grades, test scores, publications
Quality of the recommendations in the two reference letters
Motivation: based on your motivation letter for the Master’s Degree progamme
Number of Awardees: 30
Value of Scholarship: The tuition fee will be waived to the level of an EEA student. For example: a grant holder in 2015/2016 will pay a tuition fee of only €1,951, instead of €9,685 or €10,633. In addition the Marburg University Degree Scholarships also cover costs such as those for visa, residence permit, health insurance and liability insurance. This amounts to about €700.
Duration of Scholarship: 1 year. In the case of a two-year programme: to qualify for the grant during the second year, you need to have passed all courses in the first year.
More detail on the Deadline: You must have finalized your request for admission via our online application system OSIRIS Incoming Students before 1 April 2017.
For students that like to study at the Faculty of Medical Sciences (Master’s programme in Biomedical Sciences or Molecular Mechanisms of Disease), the deadline is 1 March 2017.
The faculty selects the grant recipients. You will be informed about the final decision by the International Office with respect to your application for a Marburg Scholarship before the end of May 2017. (date subject to change)
How to Apply: The application for admission and the application for the scholarship is fully integrated, there is no separate application procedure for the scholarship. However, the selection for RSP and the admission to the Master’s degree programme are two separate processes. Admission to the programme does not imply selection for RSP.
You apply for a Marburg University Degree Scholarships by indicating during your application for admission that you wish to apply for a Marburg Scholarship. You will then be requested to upload three additional documents: two reference letters and a curriculum vitae.