Research grants from the DAAD – Doctoral Programmes in Germany

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Who can apply?

Requirements for applicants include the following:

  • master’s degree or Diplom, or in exceptional cases a bachelor’s degree
  • PhD at a state or state-recognised university or non-university research institution in Germany: individual projects supervised by a university lecturer or participation in a structured PhD programme
  • additional criteria depend on the applicant’s country of origin (see “More information” below)

What form does funding take?

Grantees receive funding for a maximum period of four years, depending on their project. Doctoral candidates receive 1,000 euros per month and payments towards health, accident and personal liability insurance cover, a travel allowance in such cases where these costs are not already covered by the candidate’s home country or other party, and a one-off research allowance. Additional benefits may be granted.

When is the closing date for applications?

The closing date for applications depends on the applicant’s country of origin. More information can be found here.

Terms and conditions of application

The terms and conditions of application can be found here: > Finding Scholarships