Kiel University International Scholarships: Study in Asia, Europe and North America,

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Kiel University International Scholarships: Study in Asia, Europe and North America. Kiel University is giving International Scholarships for students to study in Europe, Asia, and North America, among other locations. Applicants for these scholarships may be studying in any of the academic subjects offered by the participating universities.

The purpose of the scholarships is to promote international exchange by providing financial assistance.

The International Center (IC) of Kiel University is responsible for promoting and supporting the University’s international collaborations with other organizations.

About Kiel University (History)

The University of Kiel was formally inaugurated on 5 October 1665. While Kiel’s city fathers clearly intended to enhance the city’s long-term economic success, they could never have foreseen that one day the university would be its largest employer. Two developments instigated the university’s establishment: firstly, the dramatic rise in demand for well-educated priests as a result of the Reformation, and secondly, the admission of growing numbers of well-educated commoners to the administration as civil servants responsible for important duties. The duchies were having to recruit staff from foreign universities, from Copenhagen, Rostock and Greifswald, or further afield, from internationally renowned universities such as Paris, Leiden and Bologna.

Hence, ever since the time of the Church Constitution of 1542/1544, Bugenhagen had been suggesting that the duchies should establish an educational institution of their own. But the division of the territory in 1544 prevented them from implementing the plan effectively. In the Gottorf region, the Schleswig Cathedral School was expanded – albeit without great success – into a university of sorts, a “Paedagogicum publicum”. In his part of the territory, Duke Hans the Elder converted the Bordesholm Monastery into a similar educational institution in 1566. Duke Hans died in 1580 and Bordesholm passed to the Gottorf line, which now boasted two academies of higher education – one more than they could afford. The Paedagogicum publicum in Schleswig fell dormant, whilst Bordesholm continued to receive support.

At the end of the 16th century, for the first time, plans emerged to found a “proper” university, under the control of the duchies. But the wars at the beginning of the 17th century and the rivalry between the royal and the ducal line put paid to the plans. During that period, Gottorf developed into an intellectual and cultural centre in northern Germany. In this environment, it was only natural that thoughts turned, once again, to the possibility of a university. Since 1640, Duke Friedrich III had sought a dispensation from the emperor permitting him to found a university. This was granted in 1652, but the estates refused to establish the institution on grounds of cost, so the project was put on ice.

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These scholarships are available to pursue degree programme awarded in all academic subjects offered by the particular partner institution.


Scholarship can be taken in Europe, Asia and North America.


Applicants of all nationalities can apply for these scholarships.


 These scholarships will cover variable value.

Numbers of Scholarships: Not known

Who Is Eligible For The Kiel University International Scholarships

 Applicants must meet the following area for the scholarship:

  • The scholarships are open to all students from all academic subjects offered by the particular partner institution.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Applicants must have previous year degree.

English Language Requirement: Applicants must meet the necessary language proficiency requirements of the host institution

How to Apply For The Kiel University International Scholarships

Applicants can apply via online mode.

Online application

Application Deadline: The application deadline is November

Scholarship Link 

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