Postgraduate Programme Renewable Energy

How to Apply for PPRE


  • Applicants must have successfully completed a regular academic programme in Engineering or Science (e.g. Physics, Mech. Eng., Electr. Eng.)
  • Your final grade has to equal at least a Second Upper; most of our students graduated from their previous studies in the First Division.

  • Applicants have to provide certified proof of their English language competence (e.g. TOEFL, see below)

  • Professional experience in the field of or related to (Renewable) Energy and/or Rural Development is appreciated; mandatory for DAAD applicants.



Applications will be discussed by a selection committee selecting DAAD scholarships after the first deadline and all other participants after the second deadline.


  • 15.10. of the year before entry (for DAAD applicants)
  • 15.01. - 9 months before entry
    (for all self-financed / other scholarships)
  • Application is possible between August 15th and Jan 15th only.

Please make sure you have Flash installed and that your browser supports Javascript (scripts have to be allowed!) and https/ssl encryption. The application website will be up from August 15th 2018, 00:00 CET.

How to apply

  • Applicants for both deadlines have to use the link for online application. There is no possibility to hand in a paper application.


You will have to prepare and scan the following documents for your application and upload (!) them after registering and before the end of the deadline (preferred jpg format, pdf is also ok - but please note: zip-files are not accepted!):

  1. Final Diploma Certificate. Please hand in the original and its English translation if your certificate is neither in German nor English
  2. Detailed transcripts of records of your previous studies (incl. explanation/weighing of marks)
  3. Curriculum vitae (CV)
  4. Motivation letter (1 page max), including research interests/proposal
  5. Certificate of English language proficiency (TOEFL ibT 80, cbT 213, pbT 550; IELTS academic 6.0; Cambridge C1) or official statement from university that previous studies were conducted in English language. Native speakers of English are exempted.
  6. Academic reference letters from previous professors (2)
  7. Records of professional employment (official statement / recommendation from employer)
  8. For non-DAAD applicants only: official statement of financial coverage of 20.000 Euros
  9. For DAAD applicants only: application form (!) for a scholarship with relevance to developing countries from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Also, please be aware that the DAAD asks for additional documents; please read the requirements listed online carefully.

Please see our FAQ if you have any questions about the above documents. We cannot check your application for completeness, so please compare with the confirmation emails you will get after uploading if you handed in everything we asked for. If you are missing documents and do not provide an explanation, we will have to disqualify you without warning, unfortunately, due to the high number of applicants.