On questions about PPRE and its application procedure

Sandra Schwerz
Application and Administration Support
Postgraduate Programme in Renewable Energy

+49 (0)441-798 3544

Postgraduate Programme in Renewable Energy (Core Oldenburg)

Dr. Herena Torio
Programme Manager

+49 (0)441-798-3546

European Master in Renewable Energy (Core Oldenburg)

Dr. Robin Knecht
Programme Manager

+49 441 798-3212

Programme Coordinator

Edu Knagge


Mon - Thu

University of Oldenburg
School of Mathematics and Science
Institute of Physics
D-26111 Oldenburg

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.

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


  • 15 October, 2020 of the year before entry (for DAAD applicants)
  • 15 January, 2021 - 9 months before entry
    (for all self-financed / other scholarships)
  • Application is possible between August 15, 2020 and Jan 15, 2021 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 2020, 00:00 CET.

How to apply

  • Applicants for both deadlines have to use the button "Apply now" 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.

Prerequisites the student should bring along for the Master Programme PPRE

Besides technical knowledge of their degree, the participants of our program are expected to:

  • Have established a good work organization through their practical experiences, preferably in the field of renewable energies, sustainable development or energy technique,
  • Be able to familiarize themselves with a new topic autonomously (on a basic study level),
  • Structure newly given material and judge the importance of details,
  • Compare and judge facts out of different sources as well as compile information,
  • Estimate their skills and knowledge of an object and further their understanding through concrete questions,
  • Be dedicated to work with uncommon subjects,
  • Communicate clearly and fluently in English,
  • Work on interdisciplinary topics in a multicultural context
  • Willingness to share knowledge and work as a team
  • Be prepared to transcend common approaches of their previous subject.

We expect factual competences on a basic college level especially in the following subjects

  • Mathematics

    • Complex numbers
    • Vectors/ Vector calculating
    • Basic statistic knowledge
    • Integral and differential calculus
    • Differential equation/Differential operators
    • Fluently work with prefactors and (physical) units
    • Correctly build graphs out of value tables
  • Thermodynamics

    • First and second law of thermodynamics
    • Thermodynamic balance
    • Work and heat
    • Thermodynamic machines
    • Mechanisms of heat transfer 
  • Mechanics of fluids and gas

    • Movement conditions (laminar, turbulent)
    • Buoyancy and friction
    • Pressure, kinetic energy
    • Viscosity, flowline
    • Flow at boundary layers
  • Solid State Physics

    • Atom models
    • Crystal structures and lattice characteristics
    • Physical characteristics of all-solids (electrical and heat conductivity, shear forces)
    • Basic ideas of a semiconductor
  • Electricity

    • Ohm’s law
    • Kirchhoff’s laws
    • Electrical and magnetical fields
    • Inductance and mutual inductance
    • Complex resistance
  • Radiation

    • Radiation laws (Planck, Wien, Stefan-Boltzmann)
    • Black body
  • Atom models

    • Types of chemical bonds
    • Chemical reactions, Stoichiometry
    • Law of mass action
    • Displacement series of metals
  • Biology

    • Principals of photosynthesis
    • Basic structure of important organic substances: sugar, proteins, fat
    • Basic principals of the aerobic and anaerobic decomposition of organic material
  • Chemistry

    • Basic knowledge of stoichiometry
  • Measurement technique

    • SI units
    • Measurement processes and methods
    • Confidence level of measuring, measurement faults
    • Linear regression, error propagation


Fees / Expenses


Course Fees

1000 €/semester

Inscription fees per semester

401,27 €/semester

Final Excursion (Summer Term)

500 €

Living Costs

853 €/month

Costs/services included in course fee are:

  • Support before starting your PPRE studies (Comm., accommodation, etc.)
  • Support during & after your PPRE studies
  • Industrial excursion in Germany
  • Field exercises
  • Tutorials, services in the course of the studies
  • Expenses of external lecturers
  • Laboratory materials consumed
  • Handouts, copies etc.
  • Literature specially acquired for PPRE quick reference collection
  • Running costs

The inscription fee of currently 401,27 EUR per term (326,27 € for DAAD-scholars, who do not need to pay administrative fee) is subject to slight increase each semester.

Costs/services included in inscription fee are:

  • Semesterticket, etc. ~230 Euros
  • Students Service (Mensa, Dormitories, etc.) ~68 Euros
  • Students Union ~23,30 Euros
  • Bike-repair-workshop ~2,60 Euros
  • Culture ticket ~3 Euros
  • Administration fee ~75 Euros

In addition, participants must pay for all their personal expenses. The cost of living amounts to 720 Euros per month (needs to be proven for stay permit).

During the summer semester (second semester), there is a mandatory excursion of up to 10 days (off-grid mountain hut, Intersolar/Munich, several RE companies and research institutes, respectively). Students are asked to allow an extra sum of max. 500 EUR for this event.



We do not offer scholarships, but there is a large number of possible scholarship donors you can contact.

In the past, PPRE students have managed to receive scholarships from the following organisations, although chances of being accepted as scholar is varying drastically from organisation to another:


Deutscher Akademischer
Austauschdienst (DAAD)

Kennedyallee 50
53175 Bonn

Phone: +49-2 28-8 82-0
Fax: +49-2 28-8 82-4 44


Heinrich Böll Stiftung

Roenthalerstraße 40/41
10178 Berlin
Phone: +49-30-2 85 34-4 00
Fax: +49-30-2 85 34-4 09
Internet: http.//
E-Mail: Infodsm7@boell.drbkjexc2

Konrad Adenauer Stiftung

Rathausallee 12
53757 Sankt Augustin
Phone: +49 22 41/24 6-0
Fax: +49 22 41/24 6-25 91

Katholischer Akademischer
Austausch Dienst (KAAD)

Hausdorffstraße 151
53129 Bonn
Phone: +49-2 28-9 17 58-0
Fax: +49-2 28-9 17 58-58

Ökumenisches Studienwerk
Studienwerk e.V.

Girondelle 80
D - 44799 Bochum



Education for Sustainable Energy Development (ESED)

Caroline Mei
Communications Coordinator

World Trade Centre Montreal 393 Saint-Jacques Street, Suite 258
Montreal, Quebec
H2Y 1N9 Canada

Phone: +49 234 938 8231
Fax: +49 234-938 8260
Internet: http://www.studienkolleg-




Phone: +1 (514) 392-5642
Fax: +1 (514) 392-8900




The Global Study Awards

StudyPortals B.V.
Torenallee 45
5617BA Eindhoven
The Netherlands



Country-Related Scholarships:



ALEARG scholarship from Argentinian Ministry of Education , coordinated by DAAD. 



Becas Conicyt, coordinated by DAAD




COLFUTURO-Una fundación sin ánimo de lucro

Todos los derechos reservados.
Cra 15 No 37-15
Bogotá, Colombia

ECUADOR & Panama  

SENESCYT-Scholarship,coordinated by DAAD 


Phone: +57 2872630


J N Tata Scholarhip

J.N. Tata Endowment, Administrative Office, Mulla House, 4th floor, 51, M.G. Road, Mumbai 400 001

Internet: website

E-Mail: ashld5dseshuv+pa.lsay7otakqnka7lmor@sd13otat63atrj1bust.coczjxvm, sbjakpqjwdhghav/


Iraqi-German scholarship program for master and PhD students. This 
Scholarship program is funded by (the Iraqi Ministry of Higher Education and
Scientific Research (MoHESR) in Baghdad and DAAD), more information on 
this program found.



CONACYT - Derechos Reservado

Av. Insurgentes Sur 1582
Col. Crédito Constructor Del. Benito Juárez C.P.
03940, México, D.F.
Phone: +55 5322-7700
E-Mail: infbuofon2mvvmcicnyyt@c4sonacuxuyt.mxsg


FIDERH (Fund for the Development of Human Resources)

 Gante 21 Primer Piso Col.
Centro Del Cuauhtémoc C.P. 06000 México, D.F.

Phone: +52 (55) 53 45 47 92


E-Mail: infbuofon2mvvmcicnyyt@c4sonacuxuyt.mxsg


"Leadership for Syria" Programme: Master’s and PhD Degree Scholarships for Syrians (DAAD)

The special scholarship programme “Leadership for Syria” (LfS) aims to support the academic qualification and advancement of young Syrian scientists in Germany. In times of civil war and displacement in their home country, this programme intends to give a sustainable contribution to build a future elite of leaders who will play a central role in rebuilding the country.



FUNDAYACUCHO - Gran Mariscal de Ayacucho Foundation





Islam Karimov Foundation

Phone: +99895 1980122
Email: info@wqfondycikarimov.up91z




High Education COmmission

Sector H-9

Phone: +92-51-9040000
Fax: ing/



Oranienburger Straße 13/14
10178 Berlin
Phone: +49 30-284443-0
Fax: +49 30 284443–42
Email: fulkom@fulbright.dd57e1hvnv

North America


DAAD New York

871 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017
Phone: +01 212 758 3223
Fax: +01 212755 5780

Useful Weblinks


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RE Links


Other Links for Possible Scholarships

Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung

Rosa Luxemburg Foundation


Internationale Weiterbildung und Entwicklung GmbH


Gottlieb Daimler- und Karl Benz-Stiftung



Friedrich-Ebert Stiftung

Friedrich Naumann Stiftung

For other links please check the DAAD's scholarship database at


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