34th 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 five students in 2017 (including one Anglo-German Club Award Winner) in reaching their goal of attaining academic know-how and general life experience in the other country.

Many thanks to our long standing supporter Anglo-German Club, Hamburg and the BCCG members Rolls-Royce Deutschland and Lloyd's Versicherer London who once again supported the BCCG Foundation with a special contribution in 2017.
We are very grateful for this generosity of our supporters as well as for all large and small donations we received.

The 2017/2018 Award Winners are:

- Elisabeth Baier, London
- Wilko Dirks, Portsmouth
- Nadine Hauptmeier, Edinburgh
- Tim Kanzleiter, London
- Leonie Oberländer, London
- Sophie Charlotte Westhof, London

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 2016/2017 with their reports about their stay abroad (pls. click on names):   
Dr. Max-Niklas Blome, London
Michael Ganslmeier
, London
Juan Felipe Garcia Jacobson
, London
Nuri Khayal
, London
- Sophia Krauel, London
- Jessica Krings, Newcastle upon Tyne
- Helena Mulawa, Aberystwyth
Jonathan Neff
, London
Markus Tannerbauer
, Fife

For further details and current news about the BCCG Foundation, please view page 45 to 50 of the BCCG Yearbook 2017/2018 (pls. click).

The next application period for 2018/2019 will start 1 May until 30 June 2018 only for the following academic year.
Applications sent before or thereafter will not be considered.

Application form British Applicants

Bewerbungsformular deutsche Bewerber

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 (or more) 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. Limiting age is 26 years, in exceptional cases until 30 years.

For further questions, please contact the Foundation by e-mail only:


Please take part in our 2017 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

Jan Blumenthal (Chairman)
Dr. Ruprecht Brandis MBA
Peter Brock
Hagen Trenkner MBE

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.
Christine Hoyer (Secretary of the Foundation)
Friedrichstr. 140
10117 Berlin

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"As the worldwide leading insurance company, for Lloyd’s cross-border education for young people is indispensable. A long-term member of the British Chamber of Commerce in Germany, we therefore welcome the many activities of the BCCG Foundation and warmly congratulate the 30th Anniversary."

BCCG-TestimonialJan Blumenthal
Lloyd's Versicherer London, Frankfurt

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"The UK and Germany are the two biggest countries in terms of employment for Rolls-Royce. Many of our people, including myself, have spent time in both locations in their careers. We therefore fully support young talent who wish to study in both countries as this supports the integrated work environment in Rolls-Royce. Well-educated experts are important for the success of our company and the aerospace industry. Through integration into our specialised departments, students can also gain invaluable practical experience and we can identify potential candidates for future employment."

BCCG-TestimonialChris Young
President Civil Small & Medium Engines
Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd. & Co. KG, Blankenfelde-Mahlow

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