Funding Programmes for 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):

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Academies of Sciences and Humanities: Prizes

Several Academies honour young, usually postdoctoral researchers with prizes and medals. More Academies of Sciences and Humanities: Prizes

Graduate Schools

Outstanding PhD students can complete their doctorate in excellent conditions as part of a structured doctoral programme. Postdocs can work in an excellent research environment. More Graduate Schools

Green Talents Competition

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

Individual Doctoral Projects at Fraunhofer Institutes

PhD student 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. More Individual Doctoral Projects at Fraunhofer Institutes

Individual Doctoral Projects at Helmholtz Centres

PhD students can complete a doctorate and receive an interdisciplinary postgraduate training while working in an excellent research environment at a Helmholtz Centre. More Individual Doctoral Projects at Helmholtz Centres

Individual Doctoral Projects at Leibniz Institutes

PhD students can complete a doctorate while working in an excellent interdisciplinary research environment at a Leibniz Institute. More 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. More Individual Doctoral Projects at Max Planck Institutes

International 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. More International Helmholtz Research Schools and Graduate Schools

International Max Planck Research Schools

PhD students can complete a doctorate in a structured programme that provides excellent research conditions. More International Max Planck Research Schools

Leibniz Graduate Schools and ScienceCampi

PhD students can train in a broad research area within an excellent research environment at an institution with an international reputation. More Leibniz Graduate Schools and ScienceCampi

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