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German Chancellor Fellowship

Important Dates

National Application Deadline (Application Period): 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020


Open to: 
Graduate students
Graduating students
Recent graduates/Alumni
Eligibility requirements: 
  • U.S. Citizen


Application Process: 


The German Chancellor Fellowship does not have a campus process. The national deadline is always in the middle of September. The application process is lengthy and requires many months of preparation.

Should I apply?

Important information, which can help you determine if German Chancellor Fellowship is right for you, can be found here:

Additional information on the German Chancellor Fellowship, including application criteria, can be found at:

Additional Information


How the ORC can help

After reading this website and the official German Chancellor Fellowship website you should attend an information session. Info sessions can be found at

Amount Awarded: 
Monthly fellowship of € 2,150, €2,450 or €2,750; Mentorship, travel, German language course, study tour, alumni sponsorship

About the German Chancellor Fellowship

In 1990, the German Chancellor Fellowships program (Bundeskanzler) was created under an agreement between the German and U.S. governments in the hope that future important U.S. leadership positions would be filled with people who have a first-hand knowledge of Germany. Sponsored by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, German Chancellor Fellowships generally provide for 12 months of study/research to prospective U.S. leaders in the academic world of business or politics at a German university and/or research institution to strengthen trans-Atlantic ties.

1 year program