FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
What amount is granted for a scholarship?
The amount of the scholarship is 700,00 € a month as a rule, but can be adjusted to the average cost of living in the respective city. Most of the money is planned for the payment of accommodation and food, tuition fees and health insurance. Of course, every scholarship holder will receive a monthly sum of pocket money at their own disposal.
Language scholars live in the college of Saint Irenaeus in the episcopal theologians' residence, the "Collegium Leoninum" (Leostraße 21), in Paderborn.
How can I obtain a visa?
Students from non-EU-countries requiring a visa to enter Germany will receive – together with the award letter – a formal confirmation, which they need for a visa application at the German embassy or the consulate in their homeland.
To which age group do the scholarships apply?
Scholarship holders must have finished their undergraduate study of theology, however should still receive the scholarship in the course of their theological education. Therefore, the minimum age is 20 years and the maximum age is 30 years as a rule.
How will the scholarship holders be supported in Germany?
Orthodox scholarship holders who take part in the language course in Paderborn, or who study at the Faculty of Theology in Paderborn, will receive the support of the employees of the Johann-Moehler-Institute, as well as the spiritual director of the “Collegium Leoninum”, a priest of the Archdiocese of Paderborn.