Information for Applicants

Applications are welcomed from students who are planning a stay abroad which starts within the period of July each year to June the following year.

For detailed information please refer to the "Charter and Guidelines".

The Human Resources department at SCHOTT's headquarters in Mainz, Germany is administrating the international selection process for the foundation (therefore the application form of SCHOTT is used).
The next application period for the Heinrich J. Klein scholarship starts presumably at the end of the year 2019.

Please apply online for one stay abroad within the period of July 2020 and June 2021.
Application deadline: March, 31st (CET) 1)
Screening of applications: After March, 31st
Telephone Interviews: May/June
Nomination of applicants: May/June
Board of Trustees: June/July
Allocation of the scholarship: June/July
Program Duration: Generally up to 1 semester/ max. 1 year

Please add only the following documents (in English) to your application 2):
  • Letter of motivation (Why are you applying, what is the purpose of your stay abroad?), incl. potential starting/ending date and the period of the stay abroad (1 page)
  • Curriculum Vitae/ Resume (1 page)
  • Certificates/ References (max. the last two documents)
  • Official transcript of records (current grades) including the grading scale
  • Description of how you personally have been supporting international exchange by voluntary/ extra-curricular/ off-the-job activities in the past (1 page)
  • Overview of estimated costs, incl. indication of sources - only additional costs compared to the current living country (e.g. flights, university fees, higher costs of living)
  • Letter of recommendation by the responsible professor of the current university (with reference to the stay abroad)
  • Letter of confirmation of the foreign university (with reference to the stay abroad)
  • Written confirmation that you meet the funding requirements of the foundation in accordance with § 5 of the Charter of the Heinrich J. Klein Foundation, respectively that you immediately are going to inform the Heinrich J. Klein Foundation, in case that you will receive another commitment or offer of payment (1 page)
1) Please note: Applications/documents that are going to be received after March, 31st (CET) cannot be considered. For the same reason do not modify your application after this deadline (e.g. uploading or exchanging documents).
Please take also into consideration that the application documents will not be checked as to their completeness; applicants can upload missing documents at any time to their application by using their login until the deadline mentioned above.
2) Please find enclosed a checklist for your application:
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