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Who can Apply?

The course is open to DAAD scholarship holders currently enrolled in the DAAD In-Country / In-Region programme (Master or PhD level).

The course might be especially relevant to students enrolled in:

  • Environmental sciences
  • Civil or environmental engineering
  • Water and natural resources management
  • Agricultural sciences / crop sciences / agro-forestry
  • Renewable energies
  • Environmental law
  • Social sciences with environmental focus
  • Or equal


  • This training is conducted in English and a proof of English proficiency is required.
  • Please note that attending this summer school should not compromise your regular study programme commitments or duration. This summer school will not be accepted as justification for extension of your current In-Country/In-Region scholarship
  • You can apply for up to two summer schools in 2020. However, participation will be possible in only one of them.

Please mind that participation is possible only once: If you have joined one of the In-Country / In-Region programme’s summer schools in the last years, it will not be possible to participate again in 2020.


How to Apply


The application portal will be open from February 17th 2020 – March 22th.

Any applications submitted after the deadline or incomplete applications will not be considered.

A full application consists of the following four documents:

  • Application form
    The form is provided in the online application portal and is an online submission.
  • Letter of Motivation
    Among other points, the letter of motivation should clearly state, why you are interested in this course and what your personal research interest is. The letter will be submitted in the online portal and has a max. length of 450 words.   
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
    The CV should be provided in tabular form with a max. length of 2 A4 pages.
  • Proof of English proficiency
    This proof can be provided as an English test result (we accept IELTS or TOEFL and a B2 level is required) or in form of a signed and stamped certificate that proves, that a full study in higher education was completed in English language.
  • Copy of your passport
    Scan of the first two info pages of your current passport. The passport needs a min. validity of 6 months after your stay in Germany.

After the Application

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We regret to inform you that

the notification on acceptance will be delayed

due to Covid-19 related considerations.

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Full applications received by the deadline will receive full and equal consideration. Applicants who have met the eligibility requirements are entered into the selection process. The number of participants is limited to 30.

During the selection process, professional staff members will review every application against our selection criteria. Formal selection criteria include gender balance, geographical distribution, and a balance between applicants enrolled in a Master vs a PhD programme. People with disability are explicitly encouraged to apply! Should you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the coordinator or the team at the DAAD.

The outcome of the selection process will be communicated until April 30th 2020.


We are looking forward to receiving your application!

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