Graduate School Scholarship Programme (DAAD)

Country: Germany;

Deadline: 01.07.2014



These scholarships are reserved for non-German applicants who have not been so far to Germany for more than 15 months. Especially applicants from emerging and developing countries are strongly encouraged to apply. The scholarships which are directly awarded to PhD students by DAAD (starting 1 April 2014 or 1 October 2014) will include the following benefits and payments:

  • scholarship aid granted by DAAD for a period of up to three years, or even of up to four years in case of PhD students from developing or threshold countries (the grant will initially be awarded for one year; an extension of the grant period will depend on positive evaluation of efforts made during the first year)
  • scholarship amount of EUR 1,000 per month
  • travel allowance depending on region of origin
  • combined health, accident and third-party liability insurance
  • student and research allowance of EUR 460 per year
  • rent or family allowance, if applicable

Application deadlines:

for the summer semester (starts in April) applications have to be submitted
before 1 January 2014
for the winter semester (starts in October) applications have to be submitted
before 1 July 2014.

The documents must include:

  • application form
  • letter of application for the PhD- study programme expressing motivation for the selection of this particular programme by the applicant
  • thesis proposal with time table and bibliography of relevant state of the art (approx. 4000 words)
  • CV
  • copies of certificates concerning successful graduation from university (master, magister or similar)
  • two letters of reference from qualified academics

Please send your application (hardcopy and per E-Mail) to
Dr. Martina Keilbach
Emil-Fuchs-Str. 1
D-04105 Leipzig

The participants can expect an excellent interdisciplinary training programme consisting of research seminars, colloquia and working groups as well as summer and winter schools. Transferable skills workshops and language courses will also be offered by the Graduate Centre. Further information is to be found on the homepage: