Applying to DLGS

Checklist for your application

  • Research proposal
  • Summary of your Master’s thesis
    • max. length: 3 000 characters incl. blank spaces
  • Motivation letter
  • List of publications
  • 2 Referees
    • state just name and contact
    • no reference letters are required at time of application
  • Certificates in higher education (Bachelor’s and Master’s degree)
    • All documents in a language other than English or German must be officially translated.
    • Electronic/scanned versions of original documents; certified true copies of all documents are required to be sent at a later stage of application.
  • Evidence of English proficiency (TOEFL or IELTS scores)
    • Applicants who are citizens of countries where English is official language of instruction (recognized by DLGS) or have academic qualifications from these countries are exempt from the English language proficiency requirement.

Online application form


For questions about the content of the programme, please call the DLGS Scientific Coordinator,

Dr. Paulina Schiappacasse, under +49 (0)351 463 37891 or preferably, email

For any technical questions regarding the application procedure, please contact the DLGS Office: