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33rd Anniversary of the BCCG Foundation (Stiftung) 

Since 1983 the Foundation, created by the British Chamber of Commerce in Germany, offers scholarships to British and German students who plan to study in the other's country. It is managed independently of BCCG.

As an example, through generous donations by business and many individuals, the Foundation was able to assist altogether eight students in 2015 (including one Anglo-German Club Award Winner) in reaching their goal of attaining academic know-how and general life experience in the other country.

The particular, long lasting contribution by British Airways also calls for special mention in their providing award winners with free flights to enable an easier take-off in life.
Our member Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG has
kindly taken on again the sponsorship for one student for the academic year 2015/16. We are very grateful for this generosity of our supporters.

Through this exchange of talented, ambitious, young students, the Foundation makes a significant contribution for the British Chamber of Commerce in Germany, which sets out to intensify the already very intensive business and cultural activities between the United Kingdom and Germany.

Students' reports written on completion of their stay abroad, repeatedly emphasize that in addition to the valuable academic know-how acquired, new friendships and social contacts play an extremely important role in what at first seems a very foreign environment.

Hereafter please find the BCCG Foundation Award winners of the academic year 2015/2016 with their reports about their stay abroad:


The application period
for the academic year 2016/17 has been closed.
The next application period for 2017/2018 will start
1 May until 30 June 2017 only.
Applications sent before or thereafter will not be considered.

Please noteApplicants must have completed a bachelor degree. They are eligible to apply for an award if they are undertaking full time Master courses in their home country, intending to take at least one semester abroad. From 2016 on, only applications with reference to the study of law, economic sciences and engineering will be accepted. Preferential assessment is given to students who intend to study abroad for the first time. Students should be under 30 yrs. of age.

For further questions, please contact the Foundation by e-mail only: foundation@bccg.de


Please take part in our 2016 annual fundraising campaign for the BCCG Foundation, to support British and German students. On behalf of the new applicants we are grateful for any amount, large or small. As an enterprise looking for qualified young academics, as parents of grown-ups knowing about the financial challenges concerning education, as mature persons who enjoy investing in the young generation we are grateful for your support. Donations for the BCCG Foundation are tax refundable.

Account BCCG Foundation for Donations

Commerzbank AG, Düsseldorf
Account number
182 594 200
Bank code 300 400 00
IBAN DE91 3004 0000 0182 5942 00


For more detailed information, please download the BCCG Foundation Flyer

Board of Trustees/Kuratorium

Hagen Trenkner MBE (Chairman)
Jan Blumenthal

Dr. Ruprecht Brandis MBA
Peter Brock

Executive Board/Vorstand
Prof. Dr. Martina Meyer-Schwickerath (Chairman)
Dirk Papenberg (Treasurer)
Rudolf Böhlke
Tony Sims OBE

BCCG Foundation
c/o British Chamber of Commerce in Germany e.V.
Frau Christine Hoyer (Secretary of the Foundation)
Friedrichstr. 140
10117 Berlin

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"The BCCG Foundation is a charity well worth supporting. We are, after all, helping to promote the understanding between the people of the United Kingdom and the Federal Republic of Germany an essential step within today’s European Union."

BCCG-TestimonialClive J. Kennedy OBE FCA
Stellv. Vorsitzender Anglo-German Club e.V., Hamburg; former Chairman of the Exective Board, BCCG Foundation
Clive J. Kennedy OBE FCA, Hamburg

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"EY is a global organisation which for many years supports the BCCG. In times where less and less British pupils and students focus on learning German, it is furthermore my particular personal desire to support not only the BCCG (as a member of the regional NRW Committee), but also the BCCG Foundation as a member of the Board of Trustees in its efforts to foster a vivid exchange of German-British students. Despite a very close relationship between our countries, I believe that it is vital to continuously support younger generations in the multicultural exchange."

BCCG-TestimonialPeter Brock
Executive Director, Leiter Family Office Services, Advisory Services
Ernst & Young GmbH, Düsseldorf

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