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Master Plus


Our Two-Phase Selection Process

  1. Online application form will be accessable on this website with the starting date of the application period
  2. Submit (upload) your application documents (German or English) on time 
  3. Selected candidates are invited to participate in the selection process at the Claussen-Simon-Stiftung
  4. Successful candidates are informed of their admission to the scholarship programme

Application Prerequisites

  • You have completed (are will complete) a bachelor's degree with a GPA of 3.3 (US)/1.7 (EU) or better
  • You are undertakting a master's degree at a German college or university
  • You will be studying full-time and on campus
  • You have not commenced your master's studies at the time of application
  • You are not older than 35 at the time of application
  • You do not already have a master's or equivalent qualification
  • Social engagement is desirable 
  • You are native German speaker or can provide evidence (DSH Certificate, TestDaf) of excellent German language skills (B1)

Apply now!

Students starting their Master's in winter semester 2023/23 may apply for a scholarship from June 5th until July 2nd. You may only apply if you have not commenced your master's studies at the time of application.

Application Documentation

  • completed application form
  • photograph (optional)
  • curriculum vitae (signed)
  • High School Diploma
  • transcript of results and diploma (if available) from your bachelor's degree
  • two letters of recommendation from university lecturers (the second letter can also relate to an intership or work experience)
  • statement regarding volunteer or social work (max. 350 words, with evidence if possible)
  • financial overview, incl. living costs and further income/expenses 
  • confirmation of application or acceptance to intended master's programme
  • Proof of German language skills – B1 (or comparable) at the minimum – only for applicants who are non-native speakers of German.

Please be aware that due to the large number of applications every semester we are only able to accept a limited number of applicants into the Master Plus programme.

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