A fellowship provides a great deal of freedom to work on your dissertation. However, you should be aware that with a fellowship, you make no payments into the social security system and therefore must arrange and pay for your health insurance separately.
If you are interested in a fellowship as an international student, you should first research what is available in your home country through programs offered by your government, the German embassy and other funding agencies such as the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service). Information about the fellowships offered by the DAAD as well as other funding agencies is available through the DAAD scholarship database.
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