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Research Fellowships for International Students in Germany

The Institute of Air Law, Space Law, and Cyber Law at the University of Cologne is providing the Research Fellowships in Germany. The applications for the fellowships are open for the academic year 2022-2023.

This fellowship has exclusively been designed for international students to undertake a PhD programme at the university. Students will work on topics and tasks related to international air, space and cyber law within the framework of an international research project on Space Traffic Management.

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The University of Cologne is one of the largest and most research-intensive universities in Germany, offering a wide range of subjects. With its six faculties and its interfaculty centers, it offers a broad spectrum of scientific disciplines and internationally outstanding profile areas, supported by the administration with its services.

Why study at the University of Cologne or the Institute of Air Law, Space Law, and Cyber Law? The University of Cologne is ranked #230 in Best Global Universities. German universities are famous for delivering high-quality education – a lot of these universities even rank among the best in the world.

Application Deadline: The application deadline is 15 July 2022.

Brief Description

  • University or Organization: Institute of Air Law, Law and Cyber Law or University of Cologne
  • Department: NA
  • Course Level: PhD
  • Award: Salary
  • Number of Awards: N/A
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Nationality: International
  • The award can be taken in Germany

Research Fellowships for International Students in Germany


  • Eligible Countries: All nationalities.
  • Eligible Course or Subjects: PhD degree in International Air, Space, and Cyber Law offered by the university.
  • Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following criteria:
  • First or second state exam with an above-average grade (preferably 9 points) or an equivalent degree (e.g., LL.M.)
  • Interest and good knowledge of European and Public International Law
  • Interest and knowledge in the fields of International Air, Space, and Cyber Law are desirable
  • Interest in completing a doctoral thesis in one of the areas named above

How to Apply

  • How to Apply: For applying, candidates are advised to take admission to the PhD degree at the university. After being enrolled, Please send your convincing application with proof of the sought qualifications by email (in one pdf-file) with the reference number Wiss2206-12 to secretariat-hobe(at)uni-koeln.de.
  • Supporting Documents: Candidates must provide degree certificates, academic transcripts, and CV with their application.
  • Admission Requirements: For taking admission, applicants must have a master’s degree certificate with outstanding academic achievement.
  • Language Requirement: Applicants must be excellent knowledge of German and English; further language skills are desirable


The university will provide all the following benefits:

  • The possibility of a PhD in the research fields of the institute
  • A diverse and fair working environment
  • Support in reconciling work and family life
  • Flexible working time models, full-time positions suitable for job sharing
  • Extensive advanced training opportunities
  • Occupational health management offers
  • Local transport tickets at a discount for UoC employees

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