ISA Scholarship 2021/2022 in Germany




Start and duration:
The start of the 3rd ISA program was originally planned to be March 4th, 2021 in Hamburg. Due to the current Corona pandemic the start of the third program will be postponed. Following todays information (May 2020), the program is likely to start mid May 2021 in Hamburg: 
15 May 2021 to 15 February 2022, 8 months in Hamburg and 1 month project implementation in the country* of origin.
Location: WÄLDERHAUS in Hamburg/Wilhelmsburg, Germany
Funding: The costs for accommodation in gender-mixed flat-sharing communities, the workplace, the costs for outward and return flights, the foreign health insurance and a German course are covered. In addition, each scholarship holder receives a sum of money for the research work.

*these are tentative dates subject to change according to the regulations in Germany and the overall travel situation

Application requirements

  • Scholarship holders must come from the countries on the DAC list
  • English knowledge of be at least B1. Candidates who have pursued their higher Education in English, do not need a separate proof of their English skills.
  • Have a at least secondary school degree and relevant professional experience 
  • The scholarship holders* must already be working or researching on a project in their home country that is ideally sustainable or a potential sustainable concept. What is important is a visible benefit for the home country. The sustainable project and its potential output and/or impact on a local / regional / national level are probably the most decisive factors within the selection process. 
  • The project must be assigned to one or more sustainability goals (SDG ́s).
  • There is no age limit for the application.

Second Round Requirements

Please note that If you are selected for the second round,  you will have to upload the following application documents as PDFs. We would like to recommend that you start promptly with a detailed description of the project and its potential implementation, possibly apply for a new passport, and clarify the necessary approval from the employer!
  • Proof of training, work experience, diploma, bachelor's degree, master's degree or equivalent training
  • Passport copy. 
  • a 3-4-page curriculum vitae with date and signature, formulated in full
  • English language certificate (min. B1) (not applicable for native speakers and those who completed their higher degree in English language 
  • Detailed project description following the ISA template 
  • Authorization for a study leave (authorization from the employer)


Eva Eckl 
ISA Secretariat 
Tel.:  040 / 302 156 540

Vladimire Mahah
ISA Project Assistant 
Tel.:  040 / 302 156 540
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