How to Apply

Eligibility checklist

To enter the DLGS selection process, you must comply with the following criteria:

  1. First Master’s degree obtained within the last 3 years before application (date of certificate).
  2. Total grade obtained for the Master’s degree "good" or better (corresponding to German level "gut").
  3. Research proposal within scope that clearly
    1. addresses the topic of the current DLGS call
    2. aligns with IOER research areas (one or several)
    3. identifies suitable supervisors (professors) at the TU Dresden / IOER
  4. Complete application including the online form and all supporting documents requested.

Application checklist

A complete DLGS application includes all of the following components:

  1. Letter of motivation
  2. Certificates and transcripts of academic qualification (MA, BA, higher education entrance exam)
  3. English proficiency level test certificate (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC)
  4. Online application form filled out and submitted (incl. all the above documentation)

Evaluation criteria

All applications that have passed the eligibility check (see above) are evaluated against two types of criteria:

  1. Selection criteria
    1. Relevance
    2. Scientific soundness
    3. Innovativeness
    4. Feasibility
  1. Balancing criteria
    1. Gender
    2. Scientific disciplines
    3. Geography

Further details are provided in the application checklist for download.

DLGS Application Form