Message from 2021-03-25

New Scholarship for international PPE Master Students from the Shanti Foundation

New Scholarship for international PPE Master Students from the Shanti Foundation

Witten / Herdecke University, in collaboration with the Shanti foundation is delighted to offer the Shanti Scholarship for international M.A. PPE Master students.

The aim of this scholarship is to support students who want to make the world a better place, have the vision and skills to achieve this, but are in need of some financial support.

Graduates of the M.A. PPE programme are well equipped to deal with some of the world’s biggest challenges. The combination of politics, economics and philosophy attract international students with a mission to create positive change in their home countries, however this goal is often hampered due to financial constraints.

Witten/Herdecke University wants to make it possible for all bright, young leaders, academics and future makers to apply and benefit from a top class education in Germany. It is for this reason the Reverse Generational Contract was developed to make sure the study fees would not be a barrier to a private education. This scholarship is an extension of this commitment to reducing inequality in global education. It is has been calculated to be a realistic amount to cover the living expenses in Witten, Germany.

About the Shanti Foundation
The Shanti non-profit foundation was founded in 2019 and is situated in Berlin. The foundation is dedicated to promoting human encounters in all areas of culture and the idea of international understanding. Shanti means "absolute, inner peace" in Sanskrit. This expresses an attitude of mind that turns away from fighting and aggression between people and cultures and instead turns towards understanding and balance. The Shanti foundation understands this as an attitude of mind that enables people from different cultures to be touched and moved by each other, so that through inner peace we can also achieve outer peace, a world with a better understanding of each other.

The aim of the Shanti Scholarship is to promote further intercultural engagement, learning and networking.

Who can apply?: Any non-EU national who has been offered a place to study the M.A. Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) at Witten/Herdecke University, starting in the winter semester, is eligible to apply.

How much and for how long:  The awarded scholarship is 861 EUR per month for two years. This is the amount calculated by the Federal Foreign Office to cover living expenses in Germany. Tuition fees can be covered by the Reverse Generational Contract . There will be one scholarship awarded per year.

How to apply: Application for the winter semester 2021/2022 is open until the 25th of April 2021. The decision will be communicated in May 2021.

The application documents can be downloaded here: PPE - Philosophy, Politics and Economics (M.A.) | Uni Witten/Herdecke (

We look forward to receiving your application!

If you have any questions, please contact Ayesha Keller at

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