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Master Plus

 

Our Two-Phase Selection Process

  1. Online application form is published on this website a few days before the start of the application period (February/July) 
  2. Submit (upload) your application documents on time 
  3. Send your original, signed application form by post to the Claussen-Simon-Stiftung
  4. Selected candidates are invited to participate in the selection process at the Claussen-Simon-Stiftung
  5. 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 1.7 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)

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.

The personal interviews with applicants for the winter term 2019/20 take place promptly after the deadline for applications. They happen at the foundation.

Claussen-Simon-Stiftung
Master Plus
Große Elbstraße 145f
22767 Hamburg

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