Research Grants – Bi-nationally Supervised Doctoral Degrees

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German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

In brief

The aim of this programme is to promote doctoral degrees at the home university with integrated research phases in Germany. International PhD students start their doctoral degree in their home country but subsequently spend research periods in Germany. The doctorate is completed in the home country with the participation of the German academic adviser. In addition, there is also the Cotutelle Doctoral Programme, which supports binational doctoral degrees on the basis of the so-called cotutelle procedure.

Who can apply?

PhD students with

  • an excellent university degree equivalent to a German Master’s degree
  • a convincing and well-planned research project or course of continuing education

Further requirements

The doctorate must have been begun within the last 3 years.

Type and extent of funding

Grant of 1,200 euros per month plus additional allowances during stay(s) in Germany, such as health, accident and personal liability insurance contributions, as well as a research allowance.

Duration

Up to 2 years. Cotutelle Doctoral Programme: up to 18 months. The grant is suspended during stays at the home university.

Application

Applications must be submitted online through the DAAD portal. You can access the application portal through the scholarship database. Some documents need to be sent separately by post. Application details vary from country to country. For country-specific information on addresses and deadlines please check the programme website.