Special Programme Ukraine

MOE Fellowship Special Programme Ukraine

Due to the war of aggression on Ukraine, the Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (German Federal Foundation for the Environment) funded a special programme for Ukrainian university graduates on topics of environmental protection and nature conservation. The target group was graduates living in Ukraine or refugees with a good or very good Master’s degree and PhD students. 28 fellowships were awarded.

The special programme Ukraine has ended and applications are no longer possible here. However, those interested can now apply again via the Ukraine country page for the listed application date.

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  • monthly 1.350,- €
  • Health, accident and liability insurance
  • Travel expenses to Germany
  • German courses
  • Participation in seminars and events

Target group and eligibility requirements

University graduates and doctoral students living in Ukraine or who have fled Ukraine

Ukrainian citizenship

good to very good university degree (Master)

good knowledge of the English and/ or German language

Application procedure

Upload the following documents:

  • Resume
  • short description of the topic to be worked on (1-2 pages)
  • Scan of the diploma (master’s or master’s degree certificate). If there are any problems with this proof, please contact us.
  • If available: Indication of a host institution.


Application start: as of now

Application deadline: Applications are open until further notice.

Selection interviews: online, after personal consultation with the applicants

Scholarship start date: individual, after personal consultation with the applicants and the hosting institutions.

Online application system for the special program Ukraine

After successful registration, you will receive access data (user name and password) from us via e-mail so that you can enter your application online. We would like to point out that the online application procedure is available in both German and English.

Information material for the application

Contact details

Dr. Nicole Freyer-Wille
DBU: Umweltkommunikation und Kulturgüterschutz, Internationale Förderung: MOE Fellowship Programm
+49 541 9633-460
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