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Full Tuition McCloy Academic Scholarship Program at Harvard Kennedy School in USA, 2017


Applications are invited for McCloy Academic Scholarship Program to complete a two-year master’s program for future management at Harvard Kennedy School. German, as well as candidates without German citizenship, are eligible to apply for this scholarship program.

In addition to the qualification for public and international organizations, the aim of the program is to promote transatlantic communication and network the McCloy Scholarship holders beyond the two-year joint study program.

The Foundation provides its 14,000 scholarship holders with a wide range of opportunities for scientific deepening, interdisciplinary dialogue and international experience. The sponsors represent the entire breadth and variety of ideological, religious and democratically animated political background and values that they bring into the program offering of the foundation of the Studienstiftung.

Degree Level: Scholarships are available to pursue a two-year master degree program at Harvard Kennedy School in the USA.

Available Subject: Scholarships are open to students of all disciplines.

Scholarship Benefits:

  • Admission to the Studienstiftung
  • Monthly full scholarship of US $ 1,900, – (21 months)
  • One-off entry fee of US $ 500, –
  • Travel cost of US $ 1,000, –
  • Complete transfer of the study fees
  • Funded by: Harvard University, McCloy Scholarship Foundation, Founder of the German Science Fund, German Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy as administrator of the ERP fund and the Haniel Foundation.

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:

Participation requirements

  • Open to students of all disciplines
  • Academic excellence in a purposeful graduate degree, substantial (international) work experience, communication skills and interest in practice-oriented questions
  • At the date of the application date 1 November, the last university degree (including a doctorate) may not be longer than five years. The date of the final certificate applies
  • Master, Diploma or Staatsexamen – at the time of departure with at least “good” (with lawyers “fully satisfactory”) completed, if possible first professional experience. For Bachelor graduates, the Bachelor degree must be at least well completed by the end of the year of the application.
  • Prior funding by the Foundation is not necessary
  • Candidates without German citizenship can apply if they
  • Have obtained their university entrance qualification in Germany or at a German foreign school (“Bildungsinländer”)
  • In accordance with the prerequisites set out in §8 BAföG, or have obtained their final degree (Bachelor / Master / Diploma / Staatsexamen) in Germany and are citizens of an EU state or Switzerland.

Eligible Nationality: German, as well as candidates without German citizenship, are eligible to apply for this scholarship program. (Candidates without German citizenship can apply if they have obtained their university entrance qualification in Germany or at a German foreign school (“Bildungsinländer”)).

How to Apply:

  • The application folders can be downloaded here (download Word file). Please read also the information on the application.
  • The application documents are to be sent in triplicate (in each case with a photograph and signature, perforated and unstitched in the order given by the application form, no duplicate copies) to the following address:
    Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes
    Office Berlin / McCloy Program
    Lars Peters
    Jägerstraße 22 / 23
    10117 Berlin
    The expert reports should be sent by the authors as a pdf document by e-mail ( or by mail directly to Dr. Lars Peters, who should have the letterhead and the signature of the expert Send it together with the cover sheet for McCloy expert opinions. The cover sheet can be downloaded here.
  • All documents Academic Foundation must be received by no later than November 1 available
  • After a pre-selection based on the written documents, a selection seminar is held in Berlin, where the German McCloy Commission decides on the award of scholarships
  • Applicants must apply independently for a study place at the Harvard Kennedy School: For the online application at the HKS, the results of TOEFL and GRE / GMAT must be available (deadline: 1.12.). The Kennedy School takes into account the selection decision of the German Commission but decides on admission autonomously.

Deadline: Scholarship application deadline is November 1, 2017.

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