At a glance

Expected program duration
3-4 years

Students admitted per year
c. 20-30

Language of instruction
English

Admission status

Applications for 2022
Open

Deadlines

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

External funding applicants
23:59 CEST (UTC/GMT +2)
August 1st, annually

Review time for applications
takes up to three months

Contact

BIGS-DR 
Dr. Silke Tönsjost
Max Voit

Email
bigs-dr[at]uni-bonn.de

Prepare your application documents

File Type

You have to merge all application documents into one single PDF-file. The required documents must be assembled in the correct order. Applications with multiple files are rejected.

Size

The PDF-file should not exceed 50MB (how-to-guide). Remove all password protections from the PDF-file.

File name

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

Submission

Upload the PDF-file to our server You received the upload- link after you have registered online. Please keep the following in mind:

  • Our entire process is digital. We do not accept any hard-copies.
  • We do not accept application documents submitted via e-mail.
  • A notification will appear under the drag-and-drop area once you have successfully uploaded your file. The notification will read "Uploaded file: "your number and name". Do not upload your file more than once.
  • All applications has to be submitted in English or with English translations. Copies of certificates and transcripts of records may be submitted in German, French and Spanish as well.
  • We confirm the reception of all application documents. If you have not heard from us within two weeks, please inform us immediately. We are not responsible for any application lost due to technical problems.

Next step: Recommendation letters