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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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

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

Green Talents

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

International Visiting Researchers at Max Planck Institutes

International researchers can conduct independent research at a Max Planck Institute. The programme aims to strengthen cooperation and promote networking between Max Planck Institutes and their international partners.

International Visiting Researchers at Max Planck Institutes

Leibniz Graduate Schools and Leibniz 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 Leibniz 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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