Bayer Foundation: €350,000 for International Scholarship Programme for Innovative Study Projects

The Bayer Science & Education Foundation promotes studies in life sciences, chemistry and medicine worldwide — with a special budget of 50,000 euros for students from Africa in Germany — special teaching programmes in biology and chemistry, as well as for vocational training in the health sector. Applications are now available online until July 18, 2017.

In the academic field, ambitious students can apply for an Otto-Bayer, a Carl-Duisberg, an Jeff-Schell or a Kurt-Hansen scholarship if they are looking for a project abroad or to study in Germany from abroad aspire. The fields of study include all areas of life science, such as:

  • agricultural sciences and information,
  • biology,
  • biochemistry,
  • plant and biotechnology,
  • biotechnology,
  • chemical engineering,
  • chemistry,
  • human and veterinary medicine,
  • pharmacy,
  • computational life sciences, as well as
  • teaching positions in biology and biology chemistry.

The Bayer Science & Education Foundation will once again provide a special budget of €50,000 for students from African countries who are planning to study in any of these subjects in Germany or for students from Germany who want to implement a project in Africa.

In addition, Hermann-Strenger scholarships are available for young people who wish to gain their first professional experience abroad in the framework of non-academic training. You can apply for committed trainees from the health care sector (commercial, commercial, technical or medical / medical-oriented professions).

Young professionals may also apply for all programs, their degree / Studies / training courses for a maximum of two years. An independent board of trustees decides on the award in the middle of September 2017.

The application deadline for all five scholarship programmes is 18 July 2017.

The application documents, further information on the “Bayer Fellowship Programme” and the Bayer Science & Education Foundation are available online.

Questions about scholarship programmes via email should be addressed to:

scholarships (at)

Photo credit: Material used in the preparation of this article has been drawn from Bayer Foundations.


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