University of Bremen Research Scholarship for Foreign Students and Scientists

Bremen Research Scholarship

Course(s) Offered: Any university research area
Course Level: Research (bachelors, masters, PhD)
Provider: DAAD, University of Bremen
Country to Study in: Germany

Scholarship Description
The Bremen Research Scholarship supports students and young academics from abroad to engage in a research visit to the University of Bremen.

The scholarship is for carrying out an ambitious and innovative project in one of the research areas of the university.

The aim is to develop and maintain international research connections through sharing innovative and excellent scientific expertise.

The call is open to candidates of all disciplines who have completed basic college studies (usually Bachelor level). Female students or researchers are particularly encouraged to apply.

Selection Criteria:
Applications will be evaluated under the auspices of the Deputy Rector for Research and Young Academics of the University of Bremen on the basis of:
  • detailed research proposal and rough schedule
  • motivation statement for the research visit, including a description of its connection to Bremen
  • complete curriculum vitae including transcripts / certificates
  • letter of endorsement of the research plan by the host at the University of Bremen
  • letter of reference (should contain information on applicant’s academic abilities)
Eligible groups
Citizens of ALL countries worldwide

Participating Institutions
Universität Bremen (University of Bremen), Germany.

The University of Bremen is a young and dynamic university with top league research programs.

Fields of study
All bachelors, masters and doctoral level study in all research areas available at the university.

Interdisciplinary research at the University of Bremen transcends the borders of traditional disciplines and is structured into six high-profile areas: Ocean and Climate Research, Material Science, Information-Cognition-Communication, Social Sciences, Health Sciences, and Logistics.

Number of awards
Not specified, but several will be given

Sponsorship duration
Maximum of six (6) months for Bachelor and Master study, AND
Maximum of four (4) months for doctoral study.

Scholarship benefits
The scholarship amounts to 625 € per month for Bachelor and Master students (maximum duration: 6 months) and 1024 € per month for doctoral students (maximum duration: 4 months).

In addition, a flat rate will be provided to cover travel expenses to and from Bremen based on the DAAD rates.

Method of Application
We welcome proposals for funding research visits to the University of Bremen. See the call for applications (pdf).

Applicants are requested to obtain a letter of endorsement from a scientist of the University of Bremen prior to the application. In this letter, the scientist should state that she or he is willing to host and advise the applicant during her or his research visit to Bremen and comment on the proposed project.

Please email your application to
The author of the reference letter should mail her or his letter directly to this address.

Alternatively, application and reference letter may be sent to:
Bremen Research Scholarship
c/o Julia Gantenberg
Cartesium 3.47
Enrique-Schmidt-Str. 5
28359 Bremen

The closing date for applications is 15 May 2011. Later applications will be considered if funds are available.

The University of Bremen is one of 11 institutions classed as an "Elite university" in Germany, and a university of approximately 23,500 people from 126 countries that are studying, teaching, researching, and working in Bremen.

It has become the science center of North West Germany.

The university has most notably reputation in industrial engineering, digital media, physics, mathematics, microbiology, geosciences (particularly marine geosciences) European law and political science.

Its commitment was rewarded with the title “Stadt der Wissenschaft 2005” (City of Science of 2005), which science, politics, business and culture won jointly for Bremen and Bremerhaven, by the Foundation for German Science (Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft).

Application Deadline: 15 May 2011
Open to International Applicants: Yes

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