Jobs and Scholarships

How can I finance my doctorate?

There are many different funding opportunities for a doctorate. In principle, there are four main possibilities: a position as an employee at the university, a scholarship, a cooperation with a company and extra-occupational.

The most frequent cases are positions as scientific staff employees. Several foundations and public institutions award scholarships to doctoral students for funding of the doctorate. In the case of a scholarship, however, you must take care of a health insurance.

Another possibility is to purse a PhD in cooperation with a company. 

On the following pages you may find some information on jobs for doctoral students, funding programs, science awards and research institutions.

Some calls are published in our monthly Newsletter.