Scholarships for university graduates from Central and Eastern Europe (CEE)

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Our aims

  • advanced qualification of graduates of all disciplines for environmental relevant topics
  • knowledge transfer to science, administration and practice
  • international networking between environmental experts of all disciplines


What we expect

  • above-average university degree obtained within the last three years
  • all disciplines are eligible
  • citizenship and residence in one of the participating CEE-countries
  • proposal of an environmental relevant and applied topic; please check our FAQs for the outline
  • sufficient knowledge of the German language; needs to be proven at the beginning of the stay at the host institution


Our services


  • up to 60 CEE-scholars are funded per year; you can check our database for examples
  • funding period: 6-12 months
  • monthly grant: 1.250 €
  • health, accident and liability insurance
  • several weeks of intensive German course in Osnabrück before the beginning of the stay at the host institution


  • support with finding an appropriate host institution in Germany: hosts can be e.g. universities, research institutes, companies, authorities, NGOs
  • seminars for exchange between scholars
  • invitation to important events of the DBU, such as the German Environmental Award
  • networking between scholars and alumni via the online platform Stipnet
  • yearly meetings of Alumni in their home countries



For more than 25 years, the scholarship programmes of the DBU have supported interesting scholarships in all disciplines with a strong focus on environmental protection and nature conservation. Our database lists all funded scholarships. You can use the search function to search the database for topics, institutions, persons etc.

Exemplary projects

You can find selected scholarship projects here.

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