The World University Service (WUS) awards theses from 2018 that deal with one of the following topics of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):

  • Education for Sustainable Development
  • Global Learning
  • Human Right to Education
  • Migration
  • Asylum

Diploma, master, bachelor and state examination papers or comparable examination papers can be submitted. The thesis should be completed and submitted in the calendar year 2018 and written in German or English.

The complete application – please only in electronic form – must be submitted by 31 May 2019 at the latest to and consists of the following parts:

1. Cover letter

2. Summary (maximum two pages)

3. Curriculum Vitae

4. Copy of the work

5. Copy of the assessment of the supervisor

Incomplete or late applications will not be considered! Please address further questions to:

The prize consists of € 1.500,00. It can also be divided. The works are selected by an independent jury and honoured at a ceremony.

It is planned that the submitted works can be published in the e-library of the WUS Website.


WUS is an internationally active organisation in the field of education.

Further information can be found at


Note: Under the link you will find submitted works from the years 2016 to 2018.


The prize is embedded in the National German Action Plan for the World Action Plan for Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and is donated by the former Herder Club, Dresden.