Financing your PhD
Doctoral students in Germany usually work (part-time) as academic assistants or research associates (paid PhD positions) or receive a scholarship. Germany welcomes international graduates, and many funding organisations support international PhD students. In 2015 alone, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) supported over 5,100 international doctoral students in Germany with scholarships.
Many German funding organisations support highly talented international PhD students. Organisations that provide scholarships for outstanding students usually also support them with seminars and opportunities to exchange views within an alumni network.
More Funding for PhD students
What does it cost to study for a doctorate in Germany? The good news is that tuition for a doctorate at a German public university is basically free.