Dr. Wilhelmy-GSO Travel Expenses Program

The Dr. Wilhelmy-GSO Travel Expenses Program enables universities to invite german and international scientists from abroad to job interviews in Germany. It covers the travel expenses of applicants in STEM subjects.


Karina Holme Nielsen
German Scholars Organization e.V.
Friedrichstrasse 60
10117 Berlin

Phone.: +49 (0) 30 2060 5271

Application Process

We are happy to receive applications at anytime.

The program is exclusively for the so-called STEM subjects with a technical focus.


When planning to take a job in Germany researchers abroad are often confronted not just with the problem of the time needed to attend a job interview in Germany but also the costs involved.

For their part, public research institutions and universities are often unable to pay travel expenses from abroad.

The Dr. Wilhelmy-GSO Travel Expenses Program supports

  • public universities,
  • university of applied sciences, and
  • non-university research institutes

in their efforts to recruit staff internationally.

Under this program, travel expenses for attending job interviews in Germany from abroad can be refunded to a maximum of €2,000.

The program focuses exclusively on the so-called STEM subjects, including

  • science (Chemistry, Physics, Biology…)
  • technology, (Computer Science,…)
  • engineering,
  • mathematics.

A prerequisite for a successful application is a technical focus on the research subject.

For more information on requirements and the application process, please visit the German page on the Dr. Wihelmy-Reisekostenprogramm.