Alexander Rave Foundation International Scholarship in Germany



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Applications are currently ongoing for the Alexander Rave Foundation International Scholarship for international students interested in studying in Germany.

Details and FAQs about the Alexander Rave Foundation International Scholarship for People in Arts

Rave Scholarships support further practical training for young curators, restorers, museum technicians and cultural managers from countries in transition and developing countries who have arranged a guest period, a practical training or non-paid work at a museum, at a non-commercial gallery or at a non-commercial cultural institution in Germany.

The Alexander Rave  Foundation in Germany is awarding scholarships to young art workers and artists from developing countries. The scholarship will convey candidates to and from their home to undergo training in museum or gallery management.

When is the application deadline?

The application deadline is 30th July, 2018.

Who are the target groups?

  • curators
  • restorers
  • museum technicians
  • cultural managers

from transformation and developing countries who have arranged a guest period, a practical training or non-paid work at a museum, at a non-commercial gallery or at a non-commercial cultural institution in Germany.

What are the benefits of the scholarship?

The Rave Scholarship is a working scholarship and requires the holder’s presence. It includes the following payments:

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  • a monthly lump sum of 1,300 € for a scholarship period of three to six months
  • travelling expenses (to and from Germany)
  • health insurance

What are the award conditions?

Scholarships will be awarded to applicants

  • who come from a transformation or developing country and are still living there,
  • who did not have the opportunity yet to come for a longer stay or did not have further training or working stay in Germany,
  • who finished their professional training not longer than five years ago and are not yet over 40. Those still studying or training at the time of application will not be considered for selection,
  • who have found a non-commercial partner institution in Germany that has agreed to take care of them or agreed to a joint project,
  • who can provide a positive statement from their own country (reference),
  • Knowledge of one of the three languages German, English or French is a requirement.
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Applicants who were rejected once cannot apply again.

What is the selection procedure?

The Rave Foundation committee will assess all applications. There is no legal claim to the award of a scholarship. The decision will be conveyed to the applicant in writing without stating reasons.

What are the application documents?

The application should be accompanied by

  • a fully completed application form,
  • a CV (3 pages max.), including educational qualifications,
  • a project sketch (1 page) developed together with the German institution – informing about tasks and responsibilities of the planned visit to Germany,
  • consent form a non-commercial German institution to care for the applicant during the scholarship period in Germany,
  • a letter of reference from the home country,
  • an abridged report (1 page max.) on the current art scene in the home country
  • a letter of motivation (1 page max.)

What are the contact information and deadlines?

Applications are submitted by e-mail or mail to

Rave Foundation
c/o Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen
Charlottenplatz 17
D-70173 Stuttgart
Fax +49.711.2225194

Scholarship Official Webpage