Global Jewish Leadership Programme

Applications can only be submitted through our online application portal. Check online to see when the next application period opens. 

In order to submit your application please register: online application portal (scroll to bottom of the application portal). Further information and details regarding the application process can be found here

Please note: activation of your registration will occur exclusively on weekdays.

The Global Jewish Leadership Programme is exclusively tailored for Jewish students and doctoral students, who are non-EU citizens. We specifically encourage applications from students and doctoral students, who are actively engaged in their communities, as well as those coming from less privileged backgrounds and with exceptional academic records.

As a prerequisite for the scholarship all applicants must submit proof of enrollment at a German university.

The Global Jewish Leadership Programme is directed towards Jewish non-EU nationals, who fulfill the following requirements.


  • Very good academic performance
  • Societal/civil society engagement
  • Engagement in the Jewish community
  • Place at university/matriculation/acceptance to a German university or proof of application
  • Non-EU citizenship
  • ***Basic German language skills (B2)***

  • At least 2 remaining semesters before degree completion / dissertation
  • Residence in Germany does not precede 6 months

  • Applications for the Winter Semester 2023 / 2024 are due 1 August 2023

  • Societal/civil society engagement
  • Engagement in the Jewish community

  • Motivation letter (max. 2 pages)
  • Short narrative format CV (max. 2 pages)
  • Standard format CV
  • University entrance qualification (Abitur, A-Levels, etc.)
  • Enrolment certificate, acceptance letter, or proof of application to a university in Germany
  • Copy of your passport
  • Proof of your societal engagement
  • Two academic assessments/letters of recommendation
  • One non-academic letter of recommendation
  • Further university or professional certificates (if applicable)
  • Further performance certifications (if applicable)
  • Only for doctoral candidates: a short exposé of your research project

Letters of recommendation as well as academic references need to be sent by email to These can only be submitted by the assessors directly. References sent by applicants cannot be accepted.

Further references can be uploaded on our application portal. Please also note the documents necessary to meet our formal requirements.