Top Scholarships for doctoral candidates in Germany

In Germany there are some excellent Scholarships for doctoral candidates. In the table below we try to listed some of the best scholarships with high amount of grant to study in a PhD programs in Germany.

Title Institutes Value of grant (monthly)
CAS-DAAD-ProgrammeMax-Planck or Fraunhofer institutesFrom 1000 to 1200 euros
Intensive Language Courses offered in Germany for Foreign Students and GraduatesAll institutes 2300 euros
Research Grants – Bi-nationally Supervised Doctoral DegreesAll institutes 1000 euros
Research Grants – Cotutelle Doctoral ProgrammesAll institutes 1000 euros
Research Grants – Doctoral Programmes in GermanyAll institutes 750 euros (for graduates) and
1000 euros (for doctoral candidates)
Research Grants – One-Year GrantsAll institutes 750 euros (for graduates) and
1000 euros (for doctoral candidates)
Research Grants – Short-Term GrantsAll institutes 1000 euros
Research Stays for University Academics and ScientistsAll institutes 2000 euros (for assistant teachers, assistant professors and lecturers) and
2150 euros (for professors)
Study Visits by Groups of Foreign StudentsAll institutes 1500 euros
Baden-Württemberg Foundation: The Baden-Württemberg-STIPENDIUM for Higher-education StudentsAll institutes in Baden-Württemberg1500 euros
Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds: PhD Fellowships

All institutes 1550 euros
European Union: Erasmus+ Mobility programme for students
All institutes 223 euros (for studies) and of 344 euros (internships)
Friedrich Ebert Foundation: Scholarship for International Doctoral StudentsAll institutes 1000 euros
Friedrich Naumann Foundation: Scholarship for Doctoral StudentsUniversities of applied sciences or higher education institutions1025 euros
Gerda Henkel Foundation: Doctoral ScholarshipsAll institutes 1400 euros
German Federal Environmental Foundation (DBU): Doctoral Scholarship ProgrammeAll institutes 1500 euros
German National Academic Foundation: Leo Baeck Fellowship ProgrammeAll institutes 1530 euros
Hans Böckler Foundation: PhD scholarshipAll institutes 1050 euros
Heinrich Böll Foundation: PhD scholarshipAll institutes 1050 euros
Heinrich Böll Foundation: PhD scholarshipAll institutes 1050 euros
Hermann Niermann Foundation/Julius Maximilian University of Würzburg: Study Exchange German Language and Literature StudiesJulius Maximilian University of Würzburgfrom 800 euros to 2000 euros
Institutions of Higher Education in Hesse: Doctoral ScholarshipsUniversity in HesseVarious
Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS): International ScholarshipsAll institutes 750 euros
Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts, Baden Württemberg: PhD ScholarshipsAt a Baden-Württemberg higher-education institution 1500 euros
Munich Aerospace: Doctoral ScholarshipsAt the Technical University Munich (TUM) or the University of the German Armed Forces (UniBw)1575 euros
Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation: Grant ProgrammeAt the institutions of the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation900 euros
Rhineland-Palatinate Scholarship Foundation: PhD ScholarshipsAt a Rhineland-Palatinate higher-education institution1000 euros
Rosa Luxemburg Foundation: International PhD ScholarshipAll institutes 1000 euros
Support for doctoral candidatesAll institutes 1150 euros
Universität Hamburg: Merit Scholarships for International StudentsUniversity of Hamburg650 euros

Here you can find more excellence Scholarships worldwide.

Here you can also find some study programs in Germany and some european countries:

In the following posts, you can find all available scholarship for those who wish to study in Europe.

The salary tariffs of PhD students, Postdoc researcher and Professors in various countries are described in detail in the following links:


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