The Center for Global Politics provides blended-learning master’s programs for international students from across the globe. For the Global Minds scholarship, the CGP has teamed up with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in order to give more students from under-represented regions the opportunity to become leaders of change in their home countries. The scholarship itself covers the tuition costs of the CGP’s two-year master’s program in International Relations Online (IRO), and is preferably awarded to students who have a background in civil society projects. In the past, the scholarship has been given to students from Sub-Saharan Africa and Myanmar.
This year, the Global Mind Scholarship is awarded to Nguyen Le Ngoc Anh from Vietnam and Marco Clement Kitundu from Tanzania. Both scholars are excited to join the CGP’s international student crowd at Freie Universität Berlin and study at a German University of Excellence. „For me, the Global Mind Scholarship is a great opportunity to make new friends and learn from this diverse peer group from around the globe,“ Nguyen Le Ngoc Anh points out. At the same time, the CGP’s innovative blended-learning approach allows them to continue their work life while earning their master’s degree.
Like his fellow scholar, Marco Clement Kitundu looks forward to focus on global politics and learn which analytical tools can help to navigate an increasingly complex and interconnected world. With his background in Human Resources Management and a bachelor's degree from the Institute of Social Work in Dar es Salaam, Kitundu's decision to apply for the Global Mind Scholarship has been motivated by his desire to make change happen. „My dream has always been to see that governments acknowledge the equal rights of man and make the happiness of every individual in their nation their only legitimate object. I want to be one of those who walk this road of change.“
The Center for Global Politics hopes to continue providing such opportunities through the Global Minds scholarship in the future.
We thank our partner, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, and wish our students all the best for the next two years to come!