Every year the Studienwerk funds scholarships and a wide range of educational programmes for about 300 German and foreign doctoral candidates of protestant faith from all disciplines. The grants are awarded in accordance with the guidelines by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
German and foreign nationals of protestant faith with excellent academic standing who wish to obtain or are already studying for a doctorate at a German higher-education institution
admission to a doctorate at a German institution of higher education
An application is possible if the applicant has not worked on the project for more than a year.
Number of Scholarships
about 300 scholarships per year
Scholarships are initially awarded for a period of 2 years, an extension of the funding period for up to 3 years at most is possible.
A full grant currently amounts to 1,350 EUR. Doctoral candidates moreover receive a research allowance of 100 EUR. If there are children under the age of 14 living with the doctoral candidate for whom the candidate is the legal guardian, the candidate is eligible for a child care allowance or support for a parental year.
All application forms and further information on the application procedure can be found here
There are 2 application deadlines every year: 1 December and 1 June.