Here you can find information on various kinds of DAAD funding for students, graduates and postdocs as well as on funding offered by other selected organisations.
The RLF is a political educational organisation closely affiliated with DIE LINKE (The Left Party) which awards scholarships to international students planning to obtain a doctorate or carry out a doctoral research stay in Germany. The sponsorship is based upon the Foundation's political values: social justice and solidarity in particular.
particularly gifted international doctoral candidates from any discipline and type of higher-education institution with a promising topic for a doctoral thesis who can identify with and are committed to the democratic socialism and its values
- admission to a doctoral programme at a state or state-recognized higher-education institution in Germany, an EU-member state or Switzerland
- proof of proficiency in German at a B 2 level
two years with the option to extend the period twice for six months for academic or technical reasons, and up to another year due to illness, disability or parental leave
- Doctoral candidates receive a grant of EUR 1,200 each month plus a mobility allowance and an ancillary payment of EUR 20 as an additional benefit.
Further information on the application procedure can be found here
1 April and 1 October of each year