DAAD scholarship

Master Scholarship Programme for students from the Ukraine as well as students from countries of the DAC list fleeing the war in Ukraine

The Scholarship programme for students fleeing the war in Ukraine is a subprogramme of the programme “Development Related Postgraduate Courses”. It is funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and managed by the German Academic Exchange service. Its goal is to provide Master scholarships to students who are nationals of the Ukraine or originate from a country of the DAC list and whose studies are interrupted because of the war in Ukraine. Scholarship holders are given the opportunity to take a Master's degree at a state or state-recognised German university to obtain a university qualification in Germany.

These scholarships are possible for the ISATEC study profile in the M.Sc. programme Marine Biology and the Online Application Portal is open for applications from 02nd January until 30th March 2023. You must choose the subject “Marine Biology DAAD” in the online application portal, don't apply for “Marine Biology“, this entry is for regular applications only.

Please read the scholarship informationand follow the DAAD's list of necessary documents.

Two years of working experience in a relevant field at the time of application is an advantage, but no must for this scholarship, which is intended for citizens of developing countries studying in Ukraine as well as students from Ukraine. The other preconditions stated below are in charge.

Application including DAAD-scholarship

for citizens of developing countries only!

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) offers a limited number of scholarships to highly qualified applicants. The current call for applications and necessary application documents for the scholarship for an EPOS study program can be found on the DAAD's website.

The programmes ISATEC and Marine Biology have been merged to form a single MSc programme with two study profiles. From the winter semester 2020/21 on, ISATEC is a study profile in the MSc programme Marine Biology!

The application therefore has to be for Marine Biology (choose the subject “Marine Biology DAAD” in the online application portal, if you want to apply for ISATEC in combination with a DAAD scholarship from the “Development-Related Postgraduate Courses” programme).


for students from Ukraine (see info on the left)

30th March 2023

The Online Application Portal will open on 02nd January.


for the combined application for the 2024 ISATEC programme

15th October 2023

The Online Application Portal will open on 01st August.

Further information on DAAD scholarships

Scholarship for Development-Related Postgraduate Courses

Students wishing to participate in the ISATEC programme must have completed their undergraduate studies and need to hold a Bachelor of Science (B. Sc.) in biological/environmental sciences with

  • an overall grade of at least 2.5 according to the German grading scheme (1.0 equals "excellent", 2.0 "good", 3.0 "satisfactory", 4.0 "sufficient", and 5.0 "fail".
  • Grades from international applicants will be converted to the German grading scheme by the university administration.
  • Applicants for the DAAD scholarship have to be citizens of developing countries with at least two years of professional working experience.

The typical scholarship holders work either for a public authority or a state or private company in a developing country and, as such,are engaged in the planning and execution of directives and projects with emphasis on development policies having a bearing on technological, economic or social areas.

They have development-related motivation and can be expected to make full use of their scholarship and education by taking on social responsibility later in their careers, acting as agents of change who stimulate and support development in their personal and professional surroundings.

When applying for the ISATEC programme you may combine your application with an application for a scholarship provided by the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service).

ISATEC is member of the DAAD Scholarship Programme “Development-Related Postgraduate Courses” which offers scholarships to highly qualified students.

Applications (for ISATEC as well as for the DAAD scholarships) must be submitted via the Online Application Portal and contain all documents required by the DAAD.

Please use the “further documents” section to upload the DAAD form and other documents, not directly requested by the online application portal. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Applications must be submitted online, prior to the closing date and together with all necessary admission requirements. Please check the application info attachment below. Apply via the Online Application Portal of the University of Bremen and choose the subject "Marine Biology DAAD" after registration.

The DAAD-website explaining which documents have to be submitted for an application to a scholarship for an EPOS degree programme can be found here.

Deviating from the requirements of the DAAD:

  • Letter of Motivation and Curriculum Vitae must be written in English, any additional documents can be provided in English or German.
  • Applicants whose native language is not English or whose last study was not completely taught in English language must submit a proof of proficiency in English according to level C1 (List of all the tests that are accepted as proof of C1 competence in English). Please contact masterprotect me ?!uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de for further questions to English language certificates.

Please check that your application documents are complete before uploading them!

You will only be requested to submit paper documents if your application is successful.

In this case you will be informed to download

  • a Confirmation of Enrollment
  • together with a request to submit (either by surface mail or by hand) any further paper documents that may be necessary.

Copies of original certificates must be validated.

Certificates in other languages than German or English must be translated into German or English.

Original documents will not be accepted, please do not send any!