At a glance

Expected program duration
3.5 years

Students admitted per year
c. 20-30

Language of instruction

Admission status

Applications for 2020
Currently open


Internal scholarship applicants
23:59 CEST (UTC/GMT +2)
August 31st, annually

External funding applicants
Deadlines vary


BIGS-DR coordination team
Dr. Günther Manske
Ms. Maike Retat-Amin


Prepare your application documents


The required documents should be assembled in the correct order in a single PDF file. The PDF file should not exceed 20MB (for help reducing file sizes, please see the following PDFMerge application and how-to-guide).

File name

The PDF file should be named: [your registration number]_[your first and last name]. For example, if your registration number is 123 and your name is John Doe, your PDF file should be named: 123_John Doe


Once you have prepared your PDF file, it should be emailed to bigs-dr[at] as an attachment. Please keep the following information in mind before you email your application:

Next step: Letters of recommendation