CEE Fellowship Programme with Bulgaria

Since 2005, the DBU has been awarding fellowships for further qualification in the field of environmental and nature conservation in Germany to young Master's degree and PhD students from Bulgaria.

Bulgarische Stipendiaten

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Important dates

Application deadline: 05.09.2021
Selection interviews: October 2021
Fellowship start date: 22.02.2022
Start of the German Intensive Course: 24.02.2022
Start of the further training: 10.03.2022


In recent years many graduates from different universities in Bulgaria have applied for fellowships. A total of 85 fellowships have been awarded so far. Many fellowship holders come from the fields of engineering and natural sciences, agriculture, veterinary medicine, architecture etc.

We would like to explicitly point out that applications from the fields of law, social sciences and economics are also very welcome.

Our contact person in Bulgaria is Vanya Ratarova-Georgieva, a former DBU fellowship holder.

Contact details

Vanya Ratarova-Georgieva
Phone: +359 2 8707579
Mobile: +359 887 672891
Email: vratarova@yahoo.co.uk

Of course, questions can also be sent directly to us, the DBU (c.fuhrmann@dbu.de).


Essential information about the fellowship can be found here.

Online-Application-System:

Please note that the online application procedure is available in both languages German and English.


In 2009, the fellowship holders who have been supported so far joined the Bulgarian Alumni Association in order to ensure continuous contact among current and former fellowship holders and to build up a network of environmental experts.

The Alumni Association actively participates in the promotion of the fellowship programme in Bulgaria, helps or supports the candidates during the application process, provides important information and tips for the stay abroad and is represented at the introductory seminar. The DBU awards the fellowship at a festive certificate ceremony in Sofia, where the new fellowship holders can get to know the members and the work of the Alumni Association. With the support of the DBU, the Bulgarian Alumni Association organises an annual meeting as well as national and international workshops.

Contact persons are Vanya Ratarova-Georgieva and Desislava Parvanova.


Here you can find some sample fellowships:

Andrey Yordanov

Milena Minova

Hristo Nikolaev Vasilev

Further exemplary fellowships can also be found in our fellowship database.

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