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PhD scholarships at the NHR Graduate School of the NHR Alliance (NHR-Verein e.V.)

You are interested in doing a doctorate in the field of high-performance computing (HPC) and have a masters degree in computer science, mathematics, the natural or engineering sciences or an equivalent degree? Then the scholarship from the NHR Graduate School offers you excellent scientific training. Part of the programme are courses in three main fields: operation and computer architecture, software and HPC methods, and application of HPC methods in research fields such as physics, engineering, humanities, life sciences, geo sciences and other.

In addition to the scientific training soft skill seminars are also offered. As a scholar you will have a supervisor who will closely accompany your scientific training and provide advice as well as a separate mentor who will help you build up a professional network and plan your scientific career.

Who can apply?

Requirements for applicants include the following:

  • masters degree in computer science, mathematics, the natural or engineering sciences or an equivalent degree
  • all applicants must satisfy the usual admission requirements for entry to the PhD programme at the preferred NHR centre
  • the programme is open to applicants of any nationality

What form does funding take?

The main scholarship benefits are as follows:

  • funding for a period of three years (start of funding is 1 April 2022)
  • 2,200 euros per month (tax-free; no insurances included)
  • soft skill and mentoring offerings
  • The NHR Alliance guarantees PhD supervisors and suitable research environments for all PhD students of the NHR Graduate School.

When is the closing date for applications?

Applications can be submitted until 15 December 2021.

Terms and conditions of application

The terms and conditions of application can be found here: > NHR Graduate School

Funding programmes

PhD students in Germany usually work as a research associate (paid PhD position) at a higher education institution or receive a scholarship.

A PhD candidate is looking at different funding opportunities.