Germany is a land of ideas where education, science and research play a central role. It is also one of the most popular destinations in the world for international students. There is a wealth of funding available for graduate and doctoral students interested in studying, working, or doing an internship in Germany. Selected scholarships, programs, and other funding opportunities from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AvH), the Cultural Vistas (CV), the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the German Research Foundation (DFG), the German-American Fulbright Commission (Fulbright), the Helmholtz Association (Helmholtz), the Leibniz Association (Leibniz), the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft (MPG) and others are listed in alphabetical order below.
AvH: German Chancellor Fellowship for Prospective LeadersA German Chancellor Fellowship allows scientists to carry out a project of your own design in cooperation with a host in Germany …BMBF: Green Talents Competition – International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainable DevelopmentThe Green Talents Competition is intended for highly-qualified young researchers active in the field of sustainable development. …Read moreCV: Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Fellowship ProgramThe Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) for Young Professionals is a work/study scholarship program. Funded by the U.S. …Read moreCV: Internship Programs in GermanyThe Internship Program in Germany provides an excellent opportunity for students to gain international work experience in …Read moreCV: Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship ProgramThe Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program is a distinguished transatlantic initiative that each year offers 20 accomplished …Read moreDAAD: Funding for Joint Research CollaborationThe program is available for academics, scientists, graduates, doctoral students, diploma students from Germany and a respective …Read moreDAAD: German Studies Research GrantThis specialized DAAD program offers up to five German Studies Research Grants to highly qualified undergraduate and graduate …Read moreDAAD: Intensive Language Courses in GermanyDAAD offers grants to graduate students at North American universities to attend 8-week intensive language courses at leading …Read moreDAAD: PhDGermanyThe platform provides direct access to PhD position offers in Germany. The institutes offering the positions are especially …Read moreDAAD: Re-integration of German Scientists from AbroadProgram for German doctoral students about to finish their PhD, postdocs and senior scientists who are no longer integrated in …Read moreDAAD: Research GrantResearch grants are awarded primarily to highly qualified PhD candidates who are early in their academic/professional careers or …Read moreDAAD: RISE professional – Research Internships in Science and EngineeringRecent graduates, Master and PhD students from North American universities in the fields of biology, chemistry, engineering, …Read moreDAAD: Study ScholarshipStudy Scholarships provide highly qualified individuals with an opportunity to do independent study in Germany or to complete a …Read moreDAAD: University Summer Course GrantThis program provides scholarships to attend a broad range of three- to four-week summer courses at German universities which …Read moreDFG: Collaborative Research CentersThe program creates core research areas at universities by establishing longer-term collaborative research projects for doctoral …Read moreDFG: Graduate SchoolsGraduate schools play a key role not only in developing internationally competitive centers of top-level research and scientific …Read moreDFG: Research Training GroupsThe program supports doctoral researchers, postdocs, and applicants who have received a bachelor’s degree or a degree from …Read moreDLR/DAAD: Research Fellowships in Space, Aeronautics, Energy and Transportation ResearchThis special program is intended for highly-qualified foreign doctoral and postdoctoral students as well as senior scientists. …Read moreFhG: Individual Doctoral Projects at Fraunhofer InstitutesThis program enables dedicated doctoral students to work on exciting projects in the newest areas of technology with …Read moreFulbright: Berlin Capital ProgramProgram for young graduating seniors or Master’s degree students in the field of journalism or communication at a U.S. …Read moreFulbright: Study and Research at a German UniversityProgram for American students who will have completed at least a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Sciences degree by the time of …Read moreFulbright: Teaching Assistantships at German SchoolsProgram for U.S. students holding at least a B.A. by the time of arrival in Germany, typically in German or German Studies, …Read moreFulbright: U.S. Young Journalist ProgramProgram for young U.S. journalists in all fields of print and broadcast media with a few years of professional experience and …Read moreHeidelberg Alumni U.S. (HAUS) ScholarshipThe Heidelberg Alumni U.S. (HAUS) Scholarship is available to a qualified student from the United States to study at …Read moreHelmholtz: Individual Dissertation at Helmholtz CentersThe program enables students to obtain a PhD through interdisciplinary postgraduate training and research work.Read moreHelmholtz: International Helmholtz Research Schools and Graduate SchoolsDoctoral students from Germany and abroad will get an interdisciplinary postgraduate training in cooperation with universities. …Read moreInternational Parliamentary Scholarships (IPS)This exchange program, run jointly by the German Parliament (Bundestag) and the Humboldt University in Berlin, offers young …Read moreLeibniz: Leibniz Graduate Schools (WGL)Leibniz Graduate Schools offer training to outstanding doctoral students in an excellent research environment (broad scientific …Read moreMPG: Individual Doctoral Projects at Max Planck InstitutesThe program enables highly qualified doctoral students to work on a doctoral project within the scope of research work conducted …Read moreMPG: International Max Planck Research Schools (IMPRS)The International Max Planck Research Schools offer students the opportunity to earn doctoral degrees in structured programs that …Read morePhD Positions in Biological Chemistry at University of KonstanzThe new interdisciplinary research group at the University of Konstanz welcomes highly motivated students who are interested in a …Read moreRobert Bosch Foundation Fellowship ProgramThe fully funded Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program is a distinguished transatlantic initiative that each year offers …Read moreUAS7: Internship Program (IP)The Internship Program (IP) opens the doors of research laboratories and institutes on UAS7 campuses to students …Read more
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