Both scholarships require a formal application written in English. The application must include the following elements:

Cover Letter

Curriculum Vitae (CV – American style, i.e. new to old)

Letter of Motivation (1.5 to max. 2 pages)

Letter of Recommendation (by a professor or lecturer from Uni Bremen; may be written in German)

Overview of Grades (Pabo print-out; courses that are not listed may be manually added)

Test of Language Proficiency (TOEFL IBT (min. 89 points) or other standardized test certification of at least B2-level English (i.e. UNIcert Test from Uni Bremen); expired certifications can be considered)

The application should be submitted digitally via the Mobility Online platform of the University of Bremen and should be sent to the following email address as a single PDF:

The application deadlines for the respective scholarships are as follows:

January 31 for the full-year scholarship (OSA) that begins the following August

August 31 for the spring semester scholarship that begins the following January

The selection process for the OSAs consists of two rounds; the second round of the process includes a video interview (via Zoom) with the Dickinson College German Department, which predominantly takes place in English, a few weeks after the application deadline. The applicants will be chosen for the second round of interviews based upon an assessment of their written applications. The selection process for the spring semester scholarship does not include a video interview.