CEE Fellowship Programme with Bulgaria

Since 2005 the DBU grants fellowships for advanced qualification in the environmental sector in Germany to young Master graduates from Bulgaria.

Bulgarische Stipendiaten

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This programme was authorised in the context of the EU Expansion (Central and Eastern Europe) in December 2004.

The Bulgarian Alumni Network was founded in 2009 in order to ensure that contact between current and former fellowship recipients can be maintained and to build a network of environmental experts. Additionally, work with other alumni organisations of the DBU is to be promoted.

The alumni actively participate in publicising the fellowship programme in Bulgaria. They help the candidates with their applications, provide important information and tips about the stay abroad and are present at the introductory seminars. The DBU awards the fellowships at a festive ceremony in Sofia, where the new fellowship recipients can meet the members of the alumni network and become acquainted with the work they do. The Bulgarian network organises an annual gathering as well as national and international workshops with the support of the DBU.

The Contact person for the programme in Bulgaria is the former DBU fellowship recipient, Vanya Ratarova-Georgieva.

Successful DBU Fellows:


Important dates:

Closing Date: 2020-02-01
Selection Session: 2020 March/April
Beginning of the Fellowship: 2020-08-16
Beginning of the German intensive course: 2020-08-18
Beginning of the stay at the host institution in Germany : 2020-09-14


Vanya Ratarova-Georgieva

Phone: ++ 359 287 075 79
Mobile: ++ 359 887 672 891

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