Scholarship programs for students / graduates of Central, Eastern and Southeastern European states

One-year scholarship program sponsored by the Free State of Bavaria for graduates of Central, Eastern and Southeastern European states for the funding year 2022/23

The Free State of Bavaria will sponsor scholarships for the academic year 2022/23. Graduates from Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia and Ukraine are eligible to apply. The scholarships are meant to finance postgraduate studies (i.e. master's programs), PhDs or one-year research sojourns at Bavarian higher education institutions. The one-year scholarship can be generally extended twice for up to 3 years. The scholarship is paid out monthly (861,- €) and amounts to 10.332,- € per year. Students with at least one child receive 1.021,- € per month, which amounts to 12.252,- € per year. Candidates should send their documents to the address specified in the important advice.

The objective of the annual scholarship program is to support scientific cooperation and academic exchange between Bavaria and Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe.

Applicants with the citizenship of the Czech Republic please contact the Bayerisch-Tschechische Hochschulagentur l Česko-bavorská vysokoškolská agentura.   


1st December 2021 (date of receipt!)


28th February 2022 (date of receipt!)

Please note: Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

If you encounter any difficulties in collecting / sending your scholarship application to BAYHOST (caused by the coronavirus pandemic), please contact us via doeppe[at] as soon as possible and we will try to find a suitable solution.


Please read the important advice carefully before applying:

  • FIRST TIME APPLICATIONS: Important advice download
  • EXTENSIONS: Important advice for extension applications download
  • FAQs: Frequently asked questions download
  • LETTER OF ENDORSEMENT: Guidelines (first time applications only) download
  • EXPERT OPINION: Guidelines (extensions only) download



The online application form is available here.



Our program flyer in English and German.

Reports of former scholarship holders can be found here under "Stipendien In".

Information, dates and addresses for the study in Bavaria via this link. Further useful information for (future) PhD students are available via the website "research in Bavaria".



Supported by

Special scholarships Ukraine for the funding year 2021/22

As part of the essay-competition „Sophie Scholl an the White Rose“ BAYHOST provides additional scholarships for students and PhD-students from Ukraine. The scholarship amounts 861,- Euro per month for study visits in Bavaria in the winter term 2021/22 or the summer term 2022.

The deadline for applications (essay-competition including scholarship application) is 19th of May 2021; all necessary information regarding the application is available here (in German only). The selection has been completed and BAYHOST informed all applicants about the results.

Further information regarding the project can be found here.


The official website