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Scholarships for International Students in Germany, 2018

In the list of annual financial international aids, various Germany scholarships for international students are also offered to study in Germany. These are specifically offered for those students who preferred Germany for their higher education destination. Germany is counted as one of the lucrative countries for tertiary education as it offers degree studies at affordable cost to overseas students as compared to other European countries. These grants and aids of German and other international universities help the international students to meet the expenses of their college education. Students also get the support of German Government in terms of financial aids. Below you can explore the list of Germany scholarships for International Students.

GEAS General Training Programme and PhD Fellowships
Graduate School of East Asian Study is offering up to twelve PhD fellowships to analyze the institutional environment of social, political, cultural and economic actors in the East Asian region. Fellowships will initially be granted for one year, and contingent upon a positive evaluation after each year of study, fellowships will be extended for another year. The fellowship may be granted for a maximum of three years. The fellowships include PhD stipends of € 1365 €/month (plus 103 €/m research allowance). The application deadline is January 15.

Visiting Fellowships for International Students
Applications are invited for BGHS Visiting fellowship programme for doctoral researchers from other countries to work at the Graduate School for four months to promote international scientific and cultural exchange. All international doctoral researchers may apply who are matriculated in a doctoral programme abroad and whose dissertation has a historical, sociological, and social-anthropological or political science focus. The grant consists of a EUR 1,200 stipend per month. This amount will be supplemented by a child allowance if applicable. The application deadline is 15 January 2017.

Up to 13 PhD Scholarships Giessen University
Giessen University’s International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC), co-funded by the German federal government’s Excellence Initiative, offers a three-year, structured PhD-programme in the study of culture. The application deadline is February 2, 2017.

IMPRS NeuroCom PhD Position for German and International
Applications are invited for IMPRS NeuroCom PhD Position open to excellent young scientists from around the world. PhD position is available for three-year doctoral programme to pursue a successful career in cognitive neuroscience. PhD students of the IMPRS NeuroCom will receive funding based on the guidelines of the Max Planck Society. The application deadline is 4th January 2016.

NeuroCure PhD Fellowships for German and International
The NeuroCure Cluster of Excellence invites applications for PhD program starting in Fall 2016. PhD Fellowships are open to German and international scientists for the duration of 3,5 years. All selected PhD students have the opportunity to undertake small rotation projects (i.e one month each) in different labs for an additional period of up to three month before making an informed choice. The closing date for applications is January 10, 2016.

Mawista Scholarship for Students Studying Abroad with a Child, 2016
Applications are invited for Mawista Scholarship from students studying abroad with a child. The focus is there on applicant’s history/career, their personality and personal background but not on the grade point average or the duration of the study. International students with a child who are going to manage their studies in Germany also have the possibility to apply for the scholarship. The application deadline is 15 January 2016.

Fully Funded PhD Positions at Cologne Graduate School
Applications are invited from young scientists of exceptional talent to apply for 12 fully funded PhD student positions in their structured PhD training programme of the Cologne Graduate School of Aging Research (CGA) starting from October 1, 2016. Applicants  from all countries can apply for these PhD positions. The application deadline is February 12, 2016.

University of Heidelberg Call for Applications
The Graduate School for Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Heidelberg invites applications for Graduate Membership. We are looking for highly motivated, excellent PhD students with a strong interest in interdisciplinary research. The deadline for the submission of all documents is 1 March 2016.

CERN Fellowship Programme for Graduates
CERN invites applications for Graduate Engineering Training (GET) scheme for engineering graduates for the year 2016. Approximately 200 fellowships will be offered for national of a CERN Member State. Candidates should apply through the standard Fellowship programme and will be automatically considered by a panel of CERN experts for a position within the scheme. The application deadline is 1 March 2016.

CERN Post Career Break Graduate Fellowship
CERN invites applications for post career break graduate fellowship from students wishing to re-start their careers. Fellowships are awarded both for research work (experimental or theoretical physics) and advanced development work and related research in a broad range of applied science, computing and engineering fields. The application deadline is 1 March 2016.

CERN Doctoral Studentship Programme in Switzerland
CERN is inviting applications for doctoral studentship programme. In order to be eligible for this studentship, applicants need to be a national of a CERN Member State and studying in a member state. Studentships are awarded for 6 months initially, and are normally renewable for two further periods of 12 months. The application deadline is 26th April 2016.

DAAD University Summer Course Grants in Germany
DAAD is inviting applications for Summer Course Grants to attend 3- to 4-week summer language courses at German universities. Scholarships are awarded to students pursuing full-time study at Canadian or US colleges or universities. Applicants will be assessed on the basis of their academic record and statements of projected academic and professional future. All requirements must be met by the application deadline. The application deadline is December 15.

PhD Fellowships for International Students at QBM in Germany
The Graduate School of Quantitative Biosciences Munich is offering PhD fellowships for MSc graduates from any relevant discipline and any country who are interested in interdisciplinary research to apply. For all students admitted to the QBM program, participation is free: the School does not charge tuition or fees. QBM students receive an attractive compensation package that is competitive with other top graduate schools in the life sciences in Europe. The application deadline is January 5, and Deadline for references is January 10.

IMB PhD Fellowships for German and International Students in Germany
Institute of Molecular Biology is offering PhD fellowships to all admitted IPP (International PhD Programme) students. Scholarships are awarded to undertake PhD research at the cutting edge of modern biology. Projects within the Programme address key questions related to the overarching theme of Dynamics of Gene Regulation, Epigenetics & Genome Stability. Fully funded fellowships will be awarded for a period of three years (with the possibility for extension). The deadline for registration is 8 November.

Award for German and International Applicants in Germany
Applications are invited for Max Planck research award available for all excellent scientists and scholars of all nationalities. Two awards are awarded; one for researcher working abroad and one for researcher working in Germany. The awards worth of 750,000 EUR are offered for a period of three to a maximum of five years. Applicants can apply via post by 31 January.

Helmholtz Germany Fellow Award for International Students
Helmholtz Association is funding fellow award for excellent researchers and science managers based outside Germany. The Helmholtz International Fellow Award provides funding of €20,000. The application deadline is 21 October.

Merit Germany Scholarships for International Students
Germany scholarship for international students is available for pursuing BA, BSc, MA, and MSc degrees at Hamburg University. Maximum period of funding is 12 months. First-degree graduates with good to excellent academic achievements can apply for this monthly scholarship of up to EUR 650. Applications must be submitted by 15 April and 15 October.

DLGS Doctoral Germany Fellowships for International Students
The DLGS – Dresden Leibniz Graduate School offers doctoral fellowships for pursuing PhD research programme. The DLGS offers Doctoral Fellowships for up to three years. Selection is based on academic qualifications and on applicant’s potential to succeed. Online application deadline is September 15.

Women in STEM Germany Scholarships for International Students
ESMT European School of Management and Technology is offering four Germany scholarships for international students. The value of each Woman in STEM scholarship is up to € 10,000. The scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic excellence. Application should be submitted till May 16.

BIGSAS PhD Germany Scholarships for International Students
The Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies (BIGSAS) offers Germany scholarships for international students. Three PhD scholarships will be offered. Scholarships of EUR 1,200 per month for the period of three years will be awarded. Applicants must have a very good Master’s Degree. The deadline for application is 15th May.

CiM-IMPRS PhD Germany Fellowship for International Students
University of Munster and the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine are offering PhD fellowship for International students. Applicants will receive a tax-free 3-year fellowship of 1365-1468 € per month. Fellowship will be offered for 3 years. Last date of submitting applications is 9th May.

Joint Berlin-Jerusalem Postdoctoral Germany Fellowship for International Students
Fellowships are available for pursuing postdoctoral research programme at Free University of Berlin and Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Two Joint Postdoctoral Fellowships will be offered. Each fellowship is to be awarded for 24 months. Application should be submitted till April 24.

University of Hamburg Germany Fellowships for International Students
University of Hamburg is offering doctoral fellowships for international students for the academic year. The monthly fellowship amount is EUR 820. Parenting fellows may be eligible for an additional EUR 154 for childcare. Special grants for material costs and travel expenses of up to EUR 1,023 annually will be offered. The application deadline is 17th April.

BRAIN Postdoctoral Germany Fellowships for International Students
Germany fellowships for international students are available for pursuing postdoctoral programme at host university in Brandenburg. Eligible applicants have undertaken at least three years of research since obtaining their doctorate. The Brandenburg Research Academy and International Network (BRAIN) offers 10 incoming fellowships. These postdoctoral fellowships are awarded for 24 months. The application deadline is April 15.

GPTS Doctoral Germany Scholarships for International Students
University of Heidelberg under Graduate Programme for Transcultural Studies is offering doctoral Germany scholarships for International students in Germany. Applicants must hold an MA or equivalent in a discipline of the humanities or social sciences with an above-average grade (at least 1.7, B+, 2+, “magna cum laude”, or equivalent). Eight scholarships will be offered. Application should be submitted till March 15.

Scholarship Program for International Visiting Fellows in Germany
The Max Planck Society is offering scholarship program for international visiting fellows in Germany. The scholarships are available for pursuing research programme. Scholarships are provided in the field of law at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law. Priority is given to candidates whose work may advance the research interests of the Institute. Application should be submitted till February 15.

GCSC PhD Scholarships for International Students in Germany
The International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture is offering PhD Scholarships for international students in Germany. Up to 13 scholarships are awarded for one year with the possibility of two extensions of one year each which includes a monthly stipend of approximately €1,468 (plus family allowances when applicable). The main selection criteria are the candidates’ academic qualifications, the academic quality of the research proposal and the suitability of the project for the GCSC’s research programme. The application deadline is February 1.

Fellowships for HR-UP Joint Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program
Applications are invited for joint interdisciplinary doctoral program “Human Rights under Pressure –Ethics, Law, and Politics” at the Free University of Berlin and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. HR-UP will offer 14 doctoral fellowships (7 in Berlin and 7 in Jerusalem) for its upcoming 2014 intake. Each doctoral fellowship includes a monthly stipend of €1,365, plus €103 for material expenses and mobility funds and is awarded for a period of maximum 36 month. The deadline for applications is January 27.

DAAD Graduate School Scholarship Programs for International Students
DAAD annually funds graduate school scholarship programs (GSSP) for foreign doctoral students in structured doctoral programs at German universities. Selected doctoral programs receive a commitment for a total of four DAAD PhD Scholarships. Each DAAD PhD course is awarded up to three years but in the case of PhD students from developing and emerging countries, scholarships are awarded up to four-year. The application deadline is 20th January.

PhD Position at IMPRS for Organismal Biology in Germany
The International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) for Organismal Biology is offering Germany scholarships for international students. Applicants with four-year study program including a comprehensive scientific thesis work in Biology or a related field are eligible for this PhD position. The position is funded for three years along with Travel and accommodation expenses which will be covered by IMPRS. Selected students will be supported by stipends or contracts. Applications must be submitted by 15th January.

Einstein Fellowship for International Applicants in Germany
The Einstein Forum and the Daimler and Benz Foundation are offering a fellowship for outstanding young thinkers who wish to pursue a project in a different field from that of their previous research. The fellowship includes living accommodations, stipend and reimbursement of travel expenses for five to six months in the garden cottage of Einstein`s own summerhouse in Caputh, Brandenburg. Application closing date is January 15.

NeuroCure PhD Fellowships for International Students
NeuroCure Cluster of Excellence offers PhD fellowships for German and international students. Fellowships are awarded for up to three years. All selected PhD students have the opportunity to undertake small rotation projects (i.e. two month each) in different labs for an additional period of up to six month before making an informed choice. A fellowship constitutes of amount 1360€ per month, from which health insurance has to be subtracted. Additional money is available for travel, training opportunities etc. The application deadline is January 10.

Fellowship in Green Store Challenge at DO School and H&M
The DO School is offering fellowship opportunities for emerging social entrepreneurs in Germany. Maximum of 20 fellows are awarded. DO School offers a unique one year educational program enabling talented emerging social entrepreneurs to launch their own innovative and sustainable ventures. International applicants are eligible for this fellowship. International fellowship includes full tuition costs for the one year program and other related costs during the Incubation Phase. Online application must be submitted by January 7th.

Humboldt Research Fellowships for Postdoctoral Researchers
Humboldt Foundation grants approximately 600 research fellowships for postdoctoral researchers who have completed their doctorate in the last four years to carry out a long-term research project (6-24 months) at a research institution in Germany. Scientists and scholars of all nationalities and disciplines may apply. Selection committee meetings take place three times a year, in March, July and November. Applications should be submitted at least four to seven months ahead of the prospective selection meeting.

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