Goethe Goes Global Application


We are sorry to announce that it is not possible to apply for the GOETHE GOES GLOBAL scholarship anymore, as we stopped the programme as of winter term 2019/20.

You can find an overview on other scholarships that you can apply for at Goethe University here: https://www.goethe-university-frankfurt.de/62938963/Scholarships_for_international_students


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Please check the following points first:

  1. Which master's degree programme are you interested in? Are you an excellent student and do you meet the application requirements, such as language skills, academic background, etc. for this particular master's degree programme? See the full list of our consecutive master's programmes here
  2. Are you interested in being a part of a research unit at Goethe University? Do your research interests match the desired research unit?
  3. Do you meet the GGG Scholarship requirements (see “your profile”)?

Please note that in your application you do not have to select a research unit to qualify. This means you do not necessarily have to choose a research unit in your application. However, when your research interests match with one of our best research units, then we strongly recommend to indicate your preference in your scholarship application.

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Deadlines and results

The scholarship deadline is the same date as the application deadline of the master's programme you apply for, i.e. you shouldsubmit your application for the degree programme and for the scholarship at the same time. For example, if you apply for Mathematics and the application deadline is August 31, the deadline for your GGG Scholarship is also August 31.

Please note that each master’s programme has its own application deadline and it is subject to change. Therefore, please pay close attention to the deadline of the specific programme you’re applying for.

You will be informed by the end of September if your application was successful.

How to Apply

Because the scholarship application is a part of the master's programme application, you must first start an application for your desired programme. Please click on your desired programme on this page. The column to the farthest right indicates the application procedure for each programme: most programmes require an online application via uni-assist and some require you to apply directly through the responsible department, e.g. GSEFM (see submission rules here). This means you either follow procedure number 1 or number 2 down below, depending on the programme you choose.

1. For programmes that require an online application via uni-assist, the scholarship application is found within the master's programme application. All required documents for the scholarship application must be submitted online. No hard copies neccessary! All the required documents for the master's programme application must be submitted online and sent to uni-assist in Berlin as hardcopies.


2. . For programmes that require you to apply directly through their department, you can submit your scholarship application along with your master's programme application to the department. However, please make sure to inform yourself by visiting the programme's webpage to know for sure if they have specific instructions for the scholarship application.

Required Documents

          • A motivation form (please use the provided template!)
            Please write about your prospective academic study plan and your academic ability. In addition, elaborate on your principle research interests. In case you want to be involved in a research unit, please check if the master’s programme of your choice is affiliated with one or more research units. See list here. If your desired programme is on this list, please inform yourself about the available research unit(s) and mention the one that is most suitable for your research interests in your application. Note that not all programmes are affiliated with a unit, which means involvement with a research unit is unfortunately not always possible.

          • A comprehensive CV
            Please submit it in tabular form (if a CV was already submitted with the master’s programme application, you do not need to hand in another one)

          • Two recommendation forms 
            They must be filled out by professors or other academic staff. Please use the provided template for the recommendation forms. Please make sure they are signed by hand and stamped with an official university seal. After they are signed and stamped, the letters of recommendation may be scanned and included in the application material you submit to uni-assist (in case uni-assist is not in charge of your programme please send it to the department; see GU-Master’s portal). It is not necessary for your referee to write a recommendation letter.

Please note that as part of the application process, we will conduct a video interview in August or September.

If you have already applied for a master's degree programme and the application deadline has not passed yet, you may log back into your master’s programme application account on the Online Application Portal website and opt to additionally apply for the Goethe Goes Global scholarship.

For more questions regarding the application process and general information please have a look at the FAQ-section.