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.

Funding for PhD students

Funding for PhD students

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

Paid PhD positions & part-time jobs

Paid PhD positions & part-time jobs

How can I finance my doctorate in Germany? Read more about employment at a university, scholarships and part-time jobs. More Paid PhD positions & part-time jobs

Costs

Costs

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. More Costs