The declared goal of the Elite Network of Bavaria (ENB) is the best possible promotion of the brightest minds at the Bavarian universities. For this purpose it assigns scholarships to especially talented students and postgraduates on the one hand and promotes elite Master's programmes and international postgraduate couses on the other hand.

Elite Master's programmes, which are an additional offer to existing programmes of the Bavarian universities establish excellent study conditions for highly motivated and talented students. The students achieve the qualification for top positions in research and management through intense professional support.

The most important aspects which characterize elite programmes are their interdisciplinarity, high support intensity and a strong integration of different centers of science and research. This integration establishes optimal surroundings for successful research activities.

The excellent quality of the elite Master's programmes is ensured by several bodies, especially by an expert commission and the lawmaking body through the Bavarian Act for the Funding of Elite Programmes (Bayerische Eliteförderungsgesetz). In addition the participating postgraduate courses and elite study programs are evaluated regularly.

ENB Contact Details

Elite Network of Bavaria

Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Bildung und Kultus, Wissenschaft und Kunst
Salvatorstraße 2
80333 München 
Phone: 089 / 21 86 - 2319
Fax: 089 / 21 86 - 28 40 
E-Mail: elitenetzwerk-bayern (at)