Scholarship holders of the Haniel scholarship over the rooftops of Berlin
© Udo Geisler
Qualifications for working internationally

Haniel Scholarship Program

The German students who qualify for a Haniel scholarship from the study foundation each year are given the perfect preparation for a future in an international company. This gives them the opportunity to then embark on business-related postgraduate studies at leading universities around the world.

Opportunity for graduates

Together with the German National Academic Foundation, the Haniel Foundation has been supporting young graduates since 1992. It offers up to eight scholarships every year for a business-related postgraduate course in or outside Europe. This allows young German scholars to acquire supplementary qualifications to take up responsibilities in multinational companies and international organisations.

Open to all subject areas

The scholarship program is one of the most highly subsidised programmes in Germany. It consists of a Master's degree course lasting at least two semesters. This is then followed by an internship of several months. The minimum requirement for applicants is a Bachelor's degree. The German National Academic Foundation is in charge of the application process and selects the scholars to receive support.

Scholar Portrait

Lessons learned

E-commerce, personnel consulting and an environmentally friendly battery design – three participants in the Haniel scholarship programme explain what excites them and how they turned their excitement into their careers.

Von Haniel Stiftung


Everything at a glance

The factsheet (in German) on the Haniel Scholarship Programme contains information on requirements and achievements.

The German National Academic Foundation can answer any questions on the Haniel Scholarship Programme.