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Extended application deadline: 6th of April 23:59 pm

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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
  • Geography
  • Social sciences with an environmental focus
  • Or equivalent
  • This training is conducted in English; 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 2021. However, participation will be possible in only one of them.

Please have in 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 2021.


How to Apply


The application portal will be open from March 1st – April 6th, 2021

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 pages A4.

  • 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 / ID


After the Application

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 online 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 May 1st 2021.


We are looking forward to receiving your application!

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