Scholarships


MESt Faculty Scholarship

baumschattenThe MESt Faculty Scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic achievement, as well as evidence of special ecumenical interest, as documented in the application pack.

Admission to the MESt program by no means guarantees that the applicant will be offered a Faculty Scholarship. 

The MESt Faculty Scholarship Application form can be downloaded in .pdf format.

 

NB: Students wishing to apply for the MESt Faculty Scholarship must submit their applications along with their application for admission until May 31st.

 

Alternative Scholarship Options

A wide range of scholarship programs can be found on the Eduserver.

The Gustav-Adolf-Werk der Ev. Kirche im Rheinland offers scholarships for students of theology who belong to one of its partner churches.
More information, and the complete list of partner churches can be found here. Applications must be submitted through the MESt Coordinator, please send your inquiries to Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist gegen Spambots geschützt! Sie müssen JavaScript aktivieren, damit Sie sie sehen können.

The "Deutsches Nationalkomitee Lutherischer Weltbund" offers scholarships for students of theology who are no more than 35 years old and belong to a church which is part of the Lutheran World Federation.
Information (German only)
Application Deadline: February 1

There are scholarships available through “Brot für die Welt” for students of theology. Information (German only) and contact details

The Church Development Service (Evangelischer Entwicklungsdienst - EED) offers scholarships for students from Developing Countries.
Applications must be submitted on the candidate's behalf by his or her local church, a national denominational board, an NGO, a church-related university, or another para-church or para-state organisation.
Applications must be submitted through the Evangelische Studierendengemeinde (ESG) or a regional co-curricular programme (STUBE).
Information (in English)
Application Deadline: January 1 and July 1

The Evangelisches Studienwerk eV. Villigst offers scholarships for students affiliated with the Protestant Church.
Applications must be submitted on the candidate's behalf by his or her local church, a national denominational board, an NGO, a church-related university, or another para-church or para-state organisation.
Information and Applications (German only) Applications must be submitted through the Evangelische Studierendengemeinde (ESG) or a regional co-curricular programme (STUBE).
Information (in English)
Application Deadline: March 1st, 

The "Katholischer Akademischer Ausländer-Dienst" offers scholarships for Eastern European students; preference will be given to Catholic candidates.
Information and Application Form 
Application Deadline: January 15 and June 30

The "Katholischer Akademischer Ausländer-Dienst" also offers scholarships for students from Africa, Latin America, Asia and the Middle East; preference will be given to Catholic candidates.
Application Deadline: January 15 and June 30

The "Hildegardis-Verein e.V." offers student loans; preference will be given to female Catholic applicants.
Information and Application Form (available only in German)
Application Deadline: June 30 or December 31

Cusanuswerk offers scholarships to Catholic Master and PhD students from the EU (or for students who are eligible to receive assistance according to BAföG)
General Information and Application Details
Application Deadline: September 1st or March 1st.

For foreign students who plan to study in Germany, further scholarships can be found on the DAAD Homepage (available in English, German, or Spanish).

The University of Bonn offers more information on scholarships for international graduate students here.