DAAD EPOS Landscape Ecology and Nature Conservation Masters Scholarship 2022 for Students in Developing Countries

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Applications are open for  the ‘Landscape Ecology and Nature Conservation’ Masters programme at the University of Greifswald with the DAAD EPOS scholarship programme.

When is the Application Deadline:

15th December 2021

Tell Me About DAAD EPOS Landscape Ecology and Nature Conservation Masters Scholarship:

In this research-oriented and strongly transdisciplinary program you will acquire in-depth knowledge of the contents and methods of ‘Landscape Ecology and Nature Conservation’ and develop competencies for solving complex research tasks independently.

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The program, which mainly covers natural science (environment and ecology), is supplemented by contents from the fields of the humanities and economics, in particular through the integration of landscape economics and environmental ethics. A substantial proportion of elective modules allow for high individuality and flexibility of your study content and study schedules.

The programme has a research-oriented character, so that you are able to plan, realise, and interpret complex research tasks. Furthermore, you will learn to analyse and evaluate problems of landscape ecology, ecosystems or nature conservation from different points of view.

Which Fields are Eligible?

The study programme has a duration of 4 semesters. A total of 5 mandatory (basic) modules and 10 elective modules and a Master thesis are a requirement to complete the programme. 

The five mandatory modules provide basic knowledge in the fields of landscape ecology, environmental economics and environmental ethics. You will participate in an international excursion and perform a research internship, which is designed to improve scientific working skills.
Furthermore, you have the opportunity to customize your study programme according to your interests due to a variety of elective modules. There are more than 50 modules to choose from, covering:

•    Biology (Zoology, Botany, Microbiology)
•    Landscape Ecology and Ecosystem Dynamics
•    Peatland sciences
•    Environmental economics
•    Environmental ethics
•    Limnology
•    Geography and geology

Due to capacity limits in some elective modules and because of inevitable overlap of courses, the completion of every possible combination of elective modules cannot be guaranteed within the regular duration of the master programme.

What Type of Scholarship is this?


Who can apply for DAAD EPOS Landscape Ecology and Nature Conservation Masters Scholarship?

  • Bachelor of Sciences or a comparable degree with far above average results (upper third)
  • • At least two years’ relevant professional experience (e.g. in a public authority or a state or private company)
  • • The last academic degree should not be more than six years old

Which Countries are Eligible?’

Developing Countries

Where will Award be Taken?


How Many Scholarships will be Given?


What is the Benefit of DAAD EPOS Landscape Ecology and Nature Conservation Masters Scholarship?

The grant includes:

• Monthly scholarship installment of 850,- EUR
• Home country dependent lump-rate travel allowance
• Annually study and research subsidies, additional support for families
• Costs of insurance for health, accident and personal liability insurance in Germany
• Two-month German language course (in Germany or online) starting in August 2022 (mandatory!)
• Additional DAAD services like network meetings and workshops

How Long will the Program Last?

Grants for Master’s students can be awarded for up to a maximum of 24 months.

How to Apply for DAAD EPOS Landscape Ecology and Nature Conservation Masters Scholarship:

The study programme M.Sc. Landscape Ecology and Nature Conservation has been selected for the DAAD scholarship programme ‘Development-Related Postgraduate Courses – Educating Professionals for Sustainable Development (EPOS)’.

Every year up to 8 full DAAD-EPOS scholarships can be offered to applicants from developing countries. Please find more information about scholarship details, entry requirements and the application process here.

To apply to the EPOS Scholarship, please review this outline on the application process, where detailed instructions and the necessary documents are listed. 

Full applications please send to Dr. Tiemo Timmermann ([email protected]).

For questions regarding the DAAD-EPOS application, please contact Dr. Tiemo Timmermann ([email protected])

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