DAAD Green Talents Competition for International Students in Germany

The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research is presenting the Green Talents Competition for International Students in Germany.

To promote the international exchange of innovative green ideas, the BMBF hosts the “Green Talents – International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainable Development”.

Each year, the prestigious “Green Talents Competition” honors young researchers from numerous countries and scientific disciplines who are neither German citizens nor a resident of Germany.

Why would like to join this Green Talents Program? This gives an opportunity to come together and meet with many representatives of the German scientific elite, businesses, and start-ups in the field of sustainability as well as the management level of BMBF.

Application Deadline: The applications for this grant will be accepted only through 24 May 2022.


The applicants must meet all the given criteria:

  • Applicants must take an enrolment in a master’s or PhD program or a degree (master’s/PhD) completed no more than three years before the end of the application process
  • Candidates have no more than three years of professional work experience (this excludes professional work experiences gained within the scope of an academic degree)
  • You should have a strong focus on sustainable development and an interdisciplinary approach
  • Applicants must have significantly above-average grades

How to Apply

  • How to Apply: Lift your research to the next level and apply now! To submit your project for consideration, applicants must go through the link: https://www.greentalents.de/
  • Language Requirement: Proven excellent command of English


The scholarship winner will receive a fully-funded opportunity for the academic session 2022/2023.

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