E.ON Stipendienfonds


German-Norwegian Scholarship Programme in "Energy Sciences" for Master / PhD students and junior researchers

E.ON Stipendienfonds is a scholarship fund designed to promote and strengthen German-Norwegian academic relations in the field of energy sciences. This is achieved by awarding mobility grants to Master / PhD students and junior researchers. In addition, the aim is to organize workshops, conferences and seminars and further expand the existing alumni network.


Call for Applications

The exchange scholarship is offered by E.ON Stipendienfonds to Norwegian and German Master and PhD students studying Energy Sciences in the partner country, Germany or Norway, with a special focus on law, economics, policy and technology – ideally with an interdisciplinary approach.

  • Maximum awards: 9,000 Euros for a Norwegian PhD in Germany / 10.200 Euros for a German PhD in Norway) / 6 months or 6,600 Euros for German master students in Norway) / 5,100 Euros for Norwegian master students in Germany) / 6 months
  • Mobility grants for Master / PhD students
  • Short-time stays for Master thesis (1-3 months)
  • Seed money for junior researchers
  • Presentations at conferences
  • Supplementary financing (e.g. travel expenses and other specified costs) related to a period abroad


  • Master or doctoral student from German and Norwegian universities. Master's programme or thesis/doctoral research must be related to “energy”. The scholarship must be used at an accredited university or research institution abroad.
  • For German and Norwegian citizens and educational residents in both countries (educational residents: i.e. students who have a foreign passport but have already gained their higher education entrance qualification (Abitur / Artium / A-levels) in Germany or Norway)
  • Study period spent abroad must be an integral part of the student's Master or PhD programme. Long-term scholarships include compulsory language and cultural courses.
  • Refunding of already started stay abroad/assignment is not eligible.

Reporting Requirements

Within one month after the stay abroad, recipients are required to submit a structured report on the basis of a template provided by E.ON Stipendienfonds.

Application Procedures / Deadlines / Forms

The application should be submitted electronically at E.ON Stipdendienfonds including the following:

Master Students:

  • Letter of motivation
  • Relevant study plan / Research plan
  • Letter of invitation from the host university
  • Transcripts (karakterutskrift) from both your Bachelor and Master programme or other university examination (Staatsexamen, Vordiplom)
  • List of courses currently in progress
  • Reference letter from home university
  • Curriculum Vitae

PhD Students / Junior Researchers:

  • Letter of motivation
  • Relevant research plan (2 - 3 pages: motivation, objection, methodology, expected results)
  • Budget
  • Letter of invitation from the host university
  • Recommendation from your advisor at home university
  • Transcripts (karakterutskrift) from both your Master and PhD program
  • List of courses currently in progress (if any)
  • Curriculum Vitae incl. list of publications (max. 5)


Deadlines: February 15, October 15.

About E.ON Stipendienfonds

E.ON Stipendienfonds, formerly Stipendienfonds (E.ON) Ruhrgas, was established at Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft, Essen, in 1983. Until 2014 it covered four scholarship programs: Economics, History, European Law, and Politics. As of 2014/15, a new interdisciplinary scholarship program has been introduced to replace the others: Energy Sciences.