State Scholarships at Friedrich Schiller University in Germany, 2017

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The Friedrich Schiller University is offering State Scholarships, so called Landesgraduiertenstipendien, funded by the State of Thuringia. Scholarships may be extended up to a maximum funding period of three years.

Friedrich Schiller University Jena is a public research university located in Jena, Thuringia, Germany. The university was established in 1558 and is counted among the ten oldest universities in Germany.

Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing the doctoral programme.

Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded to study the subjects offered by the university.

Scholarship Award: The funding period of these scholarships is up to two years. Scholarships may be extended up to a maximum funding period of three years. Since 2017, the scholarship is 1350,- EUR per month and (if applicable) extra payments for child care.

Number of Scholarships: The number of scholarships granted varies from year to year – in recent years, it was about 10-12 each year. Each faculty can grant 1-2 scholarships.

Scholarship can be taken in Germany

Eligibility: The scholarship can be awarded to candidates who

  • Proof their qualification for research with outstanding exam results
  • Are accepted by at least one supervisor at Friedrich Schiller University
  • Meet the admission requirements for a doctorate at FSU Jena and who prepare a doctorate at FSU.

The applications will be assessed on the basis of the following criteria:

  • University studies finished in an appropriate time
  • Outstanding exam results that show the applicant’s special qualification for research
  • A scientifically complex and demanding dissertation project, which can be finished within three years and is meant to be an important contribution to science.

Nationality: Citizens of Germany are eligible to apply.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Applicants must have previous degree.

How to Apply: Applications are made online. Please add these documents to your online application (upload as pdf at the application website):

  • CV (with photo)
  • Exposé of your PhD project, containing the aims, their derivation and reasons, current re-search, methods, the schedule of your project and relevant literature (5-10 pages without the bibliography), Arial 11pt, line pitch 1.5
  • Abstract of the written exam paper (if applicable) on 2 – 3 pages
  • Scan of your university degree (with transcripts)

Further parts of your application:

  • A confidential reference by your supervisor, containing information about the PhD project and the personal and scientific qualification of the applicant.
  • Please ask your supervisor to submit the form directly to [email protected]
  • A confidential, formless reference by a second professor. Please ask the professor to submit the form directly to [email protected]

Application Form

Application Deadline: The application deadline is October 2, 2017.

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