Bayer International Fellowship Program Bayer Foundation Fellowships


The  Bayer International Fellowship Program  targets students and apprentices in scientific and medical disciplines. Its goal is to support the next generation of researchers and teachers as they engage in “Science for a Better Life”.

Important Dates


  • Eligible Countries: German and foreign students can apply for these scholarships.
  • Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet the following guidelines:
    • Life Sciences: Students and young professionals in the fields of biology, molecular biology, bioengineering, bioinformatics, chemistry, biochemistry, pharmaceuticals and computational life sciences can apply for the Otto Bayer Scholarship.
    • Medicine: Students and young professionals in the fields of human and veterinary medicine, medical science, medical engineering, public health and health economics can apply for the Carl Duisburg Scholarship
    • Agro Sciences: Students and young professionals in the fields of agro sciences, agronomy, crop sciences, green biotechnology, environmental sciences, and sustainability can apply for the Jeff Schell Scholarship.
    • Biology and Chemistry Educators: Student teachers in biology and chemistry (up to Master’s degree level) can apply for the Kurt Hansen Scholarship. Here, the focus is on study projects, internships, summer courses as well as supplemental courses of study.
    • Apprentices: Apprentices and young professionals in non-academic professions can apply for the Hermann Strenger Scholarship. Here, foreign assignments like projects, internships, supplemental courses or on-the-job assignments in the following fields are in focus:
      • Careers in healthcare
      • Technical or scientific occupations
      • Business administration
  • English Language Requirements: The candidate should have a very good command over the English language.

How to Apply

The Bayer Science & Education Foundation supports students and young professionals that would like to study or work outside of their home country with the Bayer Foundation Fellowship Program, which consists of five scholarships.

All applicants should have a high level of commitment, dedication and an innovative project plan. Scholarships are granted to students and young professionals (up to two years after graduation) from Germany wishing to realize a study or research project abroad or to foreign students/young professionals pursuing a project in Germany. The following application documents are required for the Otto Bayer Scholarship, Carl Duisberg Scholarship, Jeff Schell Scholarship and Kurt Hansen Scholarship:

  • Confirmation letter from the foreign host institute/university on the planned project
  • A description of the project (duration of 2-12 months) with financial plan within the timeline . The project can consist of special study courses, laboratory assignments, research projects, summer classes, internships, Master’s or PhD programs.
  • Most recent transcripts
  • Any additional documents that would enhance the application
  • Job application photo (no photo of your passport, please)

Last Date

The last date for application is

Contact Details

For any further details, the applying candidates can refer to official notification using the following link.

Bayer AG
51368 Leverkusen, Germany
Phone: +49 214 30-1

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