International Winter School: Comparative Studies in Adult Education and Lifelong Learning

    Criteria for the award of scholarships


    Number of Scholarships

    around 18 international scholarships funded by the DAAD Summer School Programme


    subsistence: 500 Euro for two complete weeks plus travel lump sum according to country of destination (see DAAD regulations, column 1)


    Please be aware that participation at the Winter School is only possible, if you arrive no later than 04.02.2018 and depart not earlier than 17.02.2018.

    Statement of reference

    Please assure including the statement of reference from a university professor of you home university with expertise in the broad field of adult education and lifelong learning.

    Application Deadline

    Deadline for the scholar-application is 30.09.2017. Please use the Winter School registration platform for applying for a scholarship.

    Selection Criteria

    English language skills

    Due to the intensive interactions during the Winter School only applications of people with an English level of B2 (see Common European Framework of Reference for Language) can be considered. Please provide a proof of your language skills (e.g. by the statement of a university professor).

    (International) diversity

    The Winter School intends reaching Master and PhD-students from different countries. Learning from and about each other is a main issue of the Winter School. To ensure also the participation of female students, who do not intend to travel alone, in a first step two students per university, will be selected. Open scholarships will can be used for the approval of more than two applications per university. In case of a very high number of applications, also countries and continents will be taken into account for ensuring a high diversity. The selection of the awardees will follow a strict gender equality - with a ratio which is oriented based on the number of male and female applications.

    Study phase and study emphasis (max. 40 points)

    Awardees have to reach in this criterion minimum 20 points.Due to the regulations of the DAAD-programme, only application from international Master and doctoral students can be considered. Students who are more advance in their studies will receive a priority consideration. Positive criteria are furthermore students with a study and working emphasis in questions of lifelong learning as well as adult and continuing education. Study subjects can be e.g. education, psychology, politics, sociology, human resource management. Furthermore, applicants who have a working emphasis near to one of the comparative groups will be ranked higher. Applicants who have already attended the Winter School on Comparative Studies in Adult and Lifelong Learning will be ranked lower, to ensure a fair distribution of the scholarships among interested participants.

    Study achivements, voluntary engagment, relevant knowledge, experiences from practice (max. 30 points)

    Awardees have to reach in this criterion minimum 15 points.Application with very good study results, voluntary engagement, knowledge and practical experiences in the field of lifelong learning will be considered with priority.

    Financial need (max. 30 points)

    Awardees have to reach in this criterion minimum 15 Points.Applicants, who can show the financial need for a scholarship will be considered with priority. Therefore, application should argue und prove for the financial need. 

    Selection Committee

    Criteria 1 and 2 are prerequirements, which have to be fulfilled to go into the ranking process of criteria 3-5. For the ranking the statement of reference from the university professor of your home university and your application will be taken into account. The scholarships will be distributed based on this ranking list.

    Members of the selection committee

    • Prof. Regina Egetenmeyer, Julius-Maximilian University of Würzburg
    • Prof. Sabine Schmidt-Lauff, Helmut-Schmidt-University in Hamburg
    • Stefanie Kröner, Julius-Maximilian University of Würzburg

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