Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung | KLU

Katharina Eleni Kyratsas, Valerian Jablanovski, KLU students



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Close to party DIE LINKE.


In 1999, the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation has begun awarding scholarships to German and foreign students (undergraduate and doctorate) who study in Germany. RLS is a political educational organization and is affiliated with DIE LINKE (The Left Party). The main goals of RLS are: contributing to the democratization of the forming of political will, strengthening social justice and solidarity, as well as demolishing patriarchal, ethnical and national based oppression.
Since establishing a financial aid program in 1999, RLS has assisted almost 900 scholars, and is currently supporting in total circa 400 students and doctorate students (foreign and national). Yearly, approximately 120 new scholarship holders are granted funding with about 25 being doctorate students.
Apart from the scholarships, support is also provided in the form of an extensive event calendar. This includes various seminars about technical and methodical aspects of working in research, graduate seminars, conferences, retreats, workshops, and educational excursions.


  • The foundation supports students displaying scholarly excellence and who are additionally active in social, political and/or community services, which are considered to be representative of the ideology of RLS. 
  • Applicants are required to be enrolled at a German university. 
  • RLS also requires a very good knowledge of German (a proof of language proficiency is necessary).
  • In an attempt to offset social, political, and gender biases, RLS gives preference to equally qualified women, applicants from socially weak backgrounds and people with disabilities.
  • Students and doctorate students in natural sciences, technical and engineering disciplines are explicitly encouraged to apply.


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