Funding for PhD Students

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PhD students in Germany

Many German funding organizations support highly talented international PhD students. As a rule, the prerequisite is an above-average first degree. Different institutions sometimes have additional expectations, e.g. a specific commitment to a social, sociopolitical or religious cause. A scholarship is granted for a limited time, as a rule for two to three years, and students usually have to reapply every year. Organizations that provide scholarships for outstanding students usually also support them with seminars and opportunities to exchange views within an alumni network.

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Funding Databases

Funding Databases

Research funding in Germany - Search for a wide range of funding programmes for foreign PhD students, Postdocs and Senior Scientists. More Funding Databases

Funding Programmes for PhD Students

Funding Programmes for PhD Students

Here you find a wide selection of funding programmes by various funding organisations for international graduates and PhD students. More Funding Programmes for PhD Students

Funding Organisations

Funding Organisations

Research funding in Germany is provided by government bodies, various organisations, including many of the large non-university research institutions, and industry. More Funding Organisations