Welcome to the application form for "Beyond Borders" scholarships.

Please select the type of scholarship that you are applying for (only one selection possible):
Type of scholarship

Application Guidelines

You may interrupt and save your online application at any time. To do so, enter the button "Save Application Temporarily" at the bottom of the online application form. Any changes will be automatically incorporated as soon as you press the "Continue Application" button. You may continue with your application at any time. The user name and password can be found and changed under "Login data". To continue your application later on, please log in with your user name and password and click on the "Continue Application" button.

Please be meticulous when you fill in the application form. You should be especially careful not to exceed the 1,000 characters (including spaces) allocated for the abstract of your dissertation. The information you provide about other applications will have no influence on the decision of the jury.

Please prepare

You can upload all documents at the end of the online application. Documents in PDF format are required.

Two letters of reference by university professors should be submitted in the electronic form. Please activate the button below the supervisor´s data while filling in the online application form. Your reference will receive automatically an email request with the reference link. For references documents in PDF format are required. The file size is limited to 5MB. Submissions should be limited to a single document file.


We only accept fully completed applications. The Call for Applications 2023 was open until 1 March 2023. Until that date you may access and edit your saved application with your password. From 2 March 2023 access to the pages will be barred. The ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius reserves the right to request further documentation (notarized copies of your degree certificates in particular) for the second round of the applications.

Terms of Reference

For any enquiries please contact Rosenka (Rostyslava) Babinets at babinets@zeit-stiftung.de