Programme Description

Every year the Studienwerk funds scholarships and a wide range of educational programmes for about 200 German and foreign doctoral candidates of protestant faith from all disciplines. The grants are awarded in accordance with the guidelines by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

Target Group

German and foreign nationals of protestant faith with excellent academic standing who wish to obtain or are already studying for a doctorate at a German higher-education institution

Academic Requirements

admission to a doctorate at a German institution of higher education
An application is possible if the applicant has not worked on the project for more than a year.

Number of Scholarships

about 200 scholarships per year

Duration

Scholarships are initially awarded for a period of 2 years, an extension of the funding period for up to 3 years at most is possible.

Scholarship Value

A full grant currently amounts to 1,350 EUR. Doctoral candidates moreover receive a research allowance of 100 EUR. If there are children under the age of 14 living with the doctoral candidate for whom the candidate is the legal guardian, the candidate is eligible for a child care allowance or support for a parental year.

Application Papers

All application forms and further information on the application procedure can be found here

Application Deadline

There are 2 application deadlines every year: 1 December and 1 June.

Please select your status and your country of origin in order to be able to submit an application.

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