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UNU-EHS Fully-funded Scholarships 2022-2023 for Students from Developing Countries – Germany

The UNU-EHS – University of Bonn and the United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security are delighted to announce that thanks to support from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) they will be offering a number fully funded scholarships to students from developing countries for the Joint of Science (M.Sc.) programme “Geography of Environmental Risks and Human Security.”

From 2017 onwards, the Joint Master’s Programme is part of a selected group of international postgraduate programmes that benefits from the EPOS funding scheme offered by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

The joint M.Sc. programme provides postgraduate students with detailed knowledge, critical understanding, strategies and the tools required to take an interdisciplinary approach towards environmental risks and human security. It is the third study programme in Bonn to be admitted to the DAAD funding scheme, in addition to the ZEF Doctoral Studies programme and the ARTS study programme offered by the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Bonn.

This Master’s programme is the output of the fruitful collaboration between the University of Bonn Department of Geography and the United Nations University. It is a substantial contribution to the internationalization of the University of Bonn  and  is supported by the German agency, DAAD.

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About German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

DAAD scholarship in Germany is a private, federally funded and state-funded, self governing national agency of the institutions of higher education in Germany, representing 365 German higher education institutions (100 universities and technical universities, 162 general universities of applied sciences, and 52 colleges of music and art) [2003]. The DAAD itself does not offer programs of study or courses, but awards competitive, merit-based grants for use toward study and/or research in Germany at any of the accredited German institutions of higher education. It also awards grants to German... read more


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DAAD/UNU-EHS Masters Scholarship


Aim and Benefits of DAAD/UNU-EHS Masters Scholarship

Successful applicants will be funded to cover all expenses directly related to the study programme as well as their cost of living in Bonn.

Duration of UNU-EHS Scholarship: 24 months


Requirements for DAAD/UNU-EHS Masters Scholarship Qualification

Eligible candidates should fulfill the following requirements in addition to the general eligibility criteria for the Master’s programme:

  • Being a candidate from a “Developing Country” (according to the classification of the DAAD)
  • Having at least two years of practical work experience (e.g. with an NGO, GO, or the private sector) in a field related to the study programme
  • Having graduated from the Bachelor no longer than five years ago
  • Having completed no other Master in a similar field of studies
  • Aiming at a career as a practitioner in a field related to the programme of study
  • Candidates that do not fulfill the EPOS requirements but wish to benefit from financial support during their studies are invited to apply individually and early to other available funding programmes in Germany.

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Interview date, Process and Venue for DAAD/UNU-EHS Masters Scholarship

  • Students wishing to be considered for these scholarships need to apply for the programme as well by filling the applications forms for the DAAD; acceptance to the former does not guarantee acceptance to the latter.
  • The selection process for the EPOS funding among shortlisted candidates will happen between February and April each year.

All candidates will receive a notification on their application status by April/May 2022


Documents Required for Application

The following documents need to be submitted via email as one PDF package, not exceeding 8MB in size, and in this exact order. The sample of academic work must be attached as a separate file. Incomplete documents, late, as well as paper applications sent via post will not be considered.

  •  Online Application Confirmation
  • Motivation Letter
  • Recent CV in EUROPASS format
  • Academic Degree Certificate(s)* [Bachelor’s or equivalent & Master’s if available]
  •  Transcript(s) of Records* [Bachelor’s or equivalent & Master’s if available] if not graduated yet, please see the FAQ
  • English Language Proficiency
  • Academic Reference(s) (Recommended)
  • Copy of Passport
  •  DAAD Application Form
  • Scholarship Motivation Letter
  •  Professional Reference(s)
  • Work Certificate(s)

For additional questions not covered below or in the FAQ, please contact: [email protected].

Note: All documents need to be submitted as scans in PDF format. Smartphone pictures in PDF format will not be accepted. To combine, arrange and compress your PDF application package, kindly use freely available software.



Application Deadline

December 15, 2021


How to Apply

To apply, please

  1. read the information below as well as the FAQ thoroughly,
  2. submit the online application form,
  3. gather the required documents (including the academic writing sample) precisely as explained below,
  4. rename the merged application documents’ file as [your last name.your first name].pdf,
  5. and send your application documents via e-mail to [email protected].

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