Application Requirements

How to Apply for the Fellowship Program

The Bayer Science & Education Foundation supports students and young professionals that would like to study or work outside of their home country with the Bayer Foundation Fellowship Program, which consists of five scholarships.

All applicants should have a high level of commitment, dedication and an innovative project plan. Scholarships are granted to students and young professionals (up to two years after graduation) from Germany wishing to realize a study or research project abroad or to foreign students/young professionals pursuing a project in Germany. The following application documents are required for the Otto Bayer Scholarship, Carl Duisberg Scholarship, Jeff Schell Scholarship and Kurt Hansen Scholarship:

  • Confirmation letter from the foreign host institute/university on the planned project from September 2018 to August 2019
  • A description of the project (duration of 2-12 months) with financial plan within the timeline of September 2018 to August 2019. The project can consist of special study courses, laboratory assignments, research projects, summer classes, internships, Master’s or PhD programs.
  • Most recent transcripts 
  • Any additional documents that would enhance the application
  • Job application photo (no photo of your passport, please)
  • CV
  • The amount per fellowship is individual, but limited per 20.000€ per request.

For the Hermann Strenger Scholarship, applicants must submit the following:

  • Confirmation letter from the foreign host institute/university on the planned project from September 2018 to August 2019
  • Most recent transcripts with good to excellent grades
  • A description of the project (duration of 2-12 months) with financial plan. The project can consist of
    special study courses, laboratory assignments, research projects, summer classes or internships
  • Job application photo (no photo of your passport, please)