PhD Students

Here you find a selection of funding programmes for international PhD students by various funding organisations. For more funding opportunities please search our funding databases.

Selection of funding programmes (alphabetical order):

PhD-Students

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Academies of Sciences and Humanities: prizes for PhD students

Several academies honour young researchers with prizes and medals.

Academies of Sciences and Humanities: prizes for PhD students

DLR-DAAD Research Fellowships in Space, Aeronautics, Energy and Transportation Research

Outstanding doctoral students, scientists and researchers can complete a doctorate or conduct special research at an institute of the German Aerospace Center (DLR).

DLR-DAAD Research Fellowships in Space, Aeronautics, Energy and Transportation Research

Green Talents Competition

The winners of this competition are invited on a journey to leading German institutions of environmental and sustainability research. Furthermore, Green Talents winners can complete a research stay at an institution of their choice.

Green Talents Competition

Helmholtz Research Schools and Graduate Schools

These research schools and graduate schools offer structured doctoral programmes for highly-qualified PhD students in partnership with universities.

Helmholtz Research Schools and Graduate Schools

Individual Doctoral Projects at Fraunhofer Institutes

PhD students can complete a doctorate while working on exciting projects in the newest areas of technology with state-of-the-art equipment at a Fraunhofer Institute.

Individual Doctoral Projects at Fraunhofer Institutes

Individual Doctoral Projects at Leibniz Institutes

PhD students can complete a doctorate while working in an excellent interdisciplinary research environment at a Leibniz Institute.

Individual Doctoral Projects at Leibniz Institutes

Individual Doctoral Projects at Max Planck Institutes

PhD students can complete doctoral projects within the scope of research work conducted at a Max Planck Institute.

Individual Doctoral Projects at Max Planck Institutes

International Max Planck Research Schools

PhD students can complete a doctorate in a structured programme that provides excellent research conditions.

International Max Planck Research Schools

Leibniz Graduate Schools and ScienceCampi

PhD students find ideal conditions for completing a doctorate in a structured doctoral programme that can take place either at a Leibniz Institute or a partner university.

Leibniz Graduate Schools and ScienceCampi

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks

PhD students receive structured doctoral training within these networks, which are formed jointly by different European institutions.

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks
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