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Master Plus


We grant outstanding graduates of bachelor programmes the chance to continue their studies and devote themselves to a master's degree.

Do a Master's!

Our Master Plus programme is aimed at students of all disciplines who are embarking on a master's degree, following the successful completion of a bachelor's degree. With financial income-related support we ensure our scholars are able to dedicate themselves fully to their studies. At the same time we accompany their personal development via our complimentary support programme. 

Applications for Master Plus can be submitted for summer and winter semesters. The scholarship is applicable to international candidates who are going to study at any German university. Application periods and deadlines will be announced here in due course.

The duration of the Master Plus scholarship programme covers the standard period of study and ends upon completion of a Master's qualification. The Master Plus scholarship does not include study fees.

As alumnus or alumna, our Master Plus scholars can participate in selected Claussen-Simon-Stiftung events and benefit from the alumni network even after their scholarship has ended.

Application Period: 05.06. - 02.07.2023

The application period for students starting their Master's in winter semester 2023/24 is June 5th to July 2nd 2023. You may only apply if you have not commenced your master's studies at the time of application.

Follow this link for online application

We stay connected!

We accompany our scholarship holders on their educational paths and aim to make their various journeys through school, university and professional life fruitful and inspiring. Even after their time as an active recipient, we encourage our alumni to stay connected, to contribute actively to foundation life and share their experiences with our active scholars.


»All in all, the Master's programme offers me the perfect learning environment to optimise my professional and personal development. In the first half of the year it became very clear to me what a privilege it is to be supported by the Claussen-Simon-Stiftung; it was the only way for me to fully concentrate on my studies and to achieve my mostly excellent results. Thank you very much!«

Christoph Christophersen
Master Plus


Academic New Year’s Symposium

We herald the new research year collectively with our fellows of Master Plus, Dissertation Plus, and Postdoc Plus. Our fellows present their work in an interdisciplinary symposium.


»My first master’s semester and the associated funding by the Claussen-Simon-Foundation have been special for many reasons. The funding and support enhanced my feeling of self-efficacy for my personal, academic, and professional path. I perceive the great workshops together with inspiring encounters and conversations with people tied to the foundation as very rewarding!«

Zami Khalil, Studierender der Klinischen Psychologie und Psychotherapie



Unseren Hochschulen

Our programme for outstanding study projects at Hamburg colleges and universities.


Dissertation Plus

We support outstanding academics pursuing their doctorates and facilitate relationships between professors and doctoral candidates.


University & Academia


By assisting students and academic projects, we support learning and teaching at universities and colleges in Hamburg.