Goethe University expands number of programmes eligible for international master scholarship
„Goethe goes global“: Goethe University expands group of potential candidates for international master scholarships and is looking for bachelor graduates with strong research interests.
FRANKFURT. The successful master scholarship “Goethe Goes Global“ is expanding its scope this year: whereas previously applications were only possible for 20 programs, now almost 80 programs are eligible – in other words, all consecutive master programs at the Goethe university. The target group remains students who received their first degree with distinction from a university abroad, and have a strong research interest. „This means Goethe University has expanded the range of subjects that can be selected by master candidates interested in research,“ Professor Manfred Schubert-Zsilavecz, Vice President for „Third Mission“ at Goethe University, is happy to report. „In this way, we hope to further boost the internationalisation process at Goethe University.“
The application deadlines correspond to the deadlines for the master programs. This year, the deadline is 31st May for many study programmes with admissions restrictions and 31st August for most study programmes with no admissions restrictions. German citizens who received their degree abroad may also apply. Good German language skills are not always required, as many study programmes are conducted in English only. The amount of the scholarships is higher than DAAD’s: 1,000 Euro per month for the two years normally required to complete the degree.
Professor Rolf van Dick, Vice President for Internationalisation, Young Academics, Diversity and Equality explains the distinctive features of „Goethe Goes Global“: „Some programmes offer the opportunity of integrating the scholarship awardees in the University’s research groups early on. These include cross-discipline natural and life sciences, as well as human and social sciences. The internationalisation of research, study and teaching therefore all go hand in hand at Goethe University.“
The programme, which was set up in 2016, is financed by Goethe University’s Johanna Quandt Anniversary Fund. The deceased honorary senator set up the fund in 2014 on the occasion of Goethe University’s 100th anniversary. The programme will initially run until at least 2019. A continuation is desired, and depends, among other things, on how many master scholarship awardees go on to get their doctorate, preferably at the Goethe University.
The 24 awardees who made their way to Frankfurt from four different continents have already proved excellent ambassadors for the programme, promoting the scholarship directly among fellow students in their native countries. Their experiences can be viewed in a short video:
They equally emphasize the advantages of university education, the integrated practical training, and the city, and also talk about the regular group get-togethers organised for them by the International Office.
Apply at: www.uni-frankfurt.de/masterstip.
Further Information: Dr. Mathias Diederich, Hanna Reuther, International Office, Goethe-University Frankfurt, Tel.: (069) 798-15090, email@example.com.
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