Support Programmes for Doctoral Students

Doktoranden Heidelberg University supports doctoral candidates with fellowships and grants for various phases of the doctoral degree process. The Graduate Academy provides information and counselling on funding options for dissertation work through its publication after submission.


For Earning a Doctorate at Heidelberg University

"Landesgraduiertenförderung" fellowships
for applicants accepted as doctoral candidates at Heidelberg University; funding through the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts of Baden-Wuerttemberg

Various Grants
short-term funding to participate in conferences or workshops or to support themselves during the final phase of their training

Schlieben Lange Programme
for young women researchers with children


For International Doctoral Candidates in Heidelberg

Teaching assistantships for foreign doctoral candidates
to help doctoral students obtain teaching experience

STIBET completion grants from the DAAD for foreign doctoral candidates
for support during the last five months prior to earning a doctorate


For Travel and Stays Abroad

Scholarships "Baden-Württemberg-STIPENDIUM" for exchange programme participants
for doctoral candidates nominated for a Heidelberg University exchange programme

ERASMUS Mundus grants for stays abroad
in the Balkans or Latin America

Travel grants
for conferences and workshops as well as short-term research trips; awarded by the Graduate Academy

Governmental grants from the People's Republic of China
für den Aufenthalt an chinesischen Partneruniversitäten (PDF)

Grants from the DAAD
for participants in exchange programmes at partner universities in Central and Eastern Europe (Contact)

Scholarships from the Robert E. Schmidt Foundation
for studies and research abroad, especially in France, Italy, Spain and Portugal (Ger)


For Individual Subject Areas

Chemistry: Scholarships from the Dr. Sophie Bernthsen Foundation
for highly qualified doctoral candidates, including for transition to career and for academic excursions, on a proposal from the institutes, application is not possible (Contact)

Art History: Scholarships from the Eugen Arnold-Stiftung
for German male doctoral candidates in financial need (Contact)

Medicine: Scholarships from the Christine Jung Estate
for medical research projects (Contact)

Medicine: Scholarships from the scholarship fund for young researchers
for doctoral candidates at the Medical Faculty Mannheim (Contact)

Physics and Astronomy: Scholarships from the Horst Augst Estate
for talented young researchers (Contact)

Theology: Gerhard von Rad grants
for doctoral candidates (Contact)

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Latest Revision: 2016-09-13
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