Each year, about 25‐30 new bachelor, master, and re‐entry BEBUC scholarships are granted to particularly brilliant students, but also to pupils of some secondary and primary schools. The beneficiaries are selected according to a strict, competitive, impartial, ethical, and transparent procedure. The candidates are pre‐selected according to their files and then finally accepted based on their presentation at the blackboard in front of an evaluation committee consisting of academic staff from the Congo, Africa, and Europe. Applications of girls are highly encouraged, but excellence remains the main criterion.
For their PhD studies, BEBUC scholars are expected to compete for international scholarships, but are even then still mentored by BEBUC. Presently, BEBUC supports 187 scholars at 16 Congolese universities and nine schools.
BEBUC was initiated in 2008 by Prof. Gerhard Bringmann (Würzburg) and Prof. Virima Mudogo (Kinshasa), who, together with their team, pursue the development of BEBUC with creativity and visionary power. In 2009, the NGO
Förderverein Uni Kinshasa e.V. (fUNIKIN) was found‐
ed. It counts meanwhile nearly 1,800 personal and 51 institutional members from 53 countries world‐wide