The recommendation letter must be issued by an RUB academic staff member exclusively for your current PROMOS application. Please note that general reference letters or letters of recommendation issued for another purpose or programme cannot be accepted. (Exception: applicants who participate in an exchange programme of the International Office and who already had to submit a letter of recommendation for this application may submit this letter again.) The recommendation letter should be about one to two pages and can be written in German or English.
There is no template for the letter of recommendation required as part of the application for a PROMOS scholarship. The letter should recommend the candidate as particularly worthy of the scholarship. The lecturer can address the applicant's academic achievements as well as any (possibly non-academic) commitment, their personality and/or additional qualifications (e.g. knowledge of foreign languages). Curriculum vitae, references and the like can be helpful. Above all, the lecturer should emphasise the applicant's particular suitability for the PROMOS programme.
Usually the RUB academic staff member will send their recommendation letters directly to the International Office. In this case please upload a short note (as PDF) as part of your application, indicating that this is the case. If the letter of recommendation is handed or emailed to you, please upload a scan of the letter. PDF only, please. Please note that we cannot accept your application if the letter of recommendation is not available by the deadline.