Financial Assistance

The PhD programme does not provide scholarships or financial support for the upkeep of students; the admitted PhD students have to meet their own expenses. Applicants should consider looking and applying for a suitable scholarship besides the application to the PhD programme.

These scholarship databases might be useful to you:

DAAD Scholarship Database (DAAD and other selected organisations)

ELFI Database (German and selected international organisations)


German Center for Research and Innovation

Research in Germany

Some of the most important German foundations are (note that these foundations receive a large number of applications every year):

Some of the international foundations supporting PhD students:

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