Universität Hamburg, Germany: Doctoral scholarships, You can apply in either April or October, funding will start six months later.

Are you seeking doctoral funding? The University of Hamburg offers doctoral scholarships and grants of up to € 1.200 to (prospective) doctoral candidates studying at the University of Hamburg.

We are happy to assist you with any questions regarding our scholarship!

The application period for funding starting in April 2020 will be announced in August 2019.

Scholarship requirements

You must have graduated with above-average grades and intend to pursue your doctoral project at Universität Hamburg.

Please note: Do not apply for funding prior to having completed your master’s degree (or Magister). Applications without transcripts will not be considered at the time of the conference of the election committee ZANF (central committee for the promotion of young scientists), which usually confers in June/July for October-scholarships and in January for April-scholarships.

HmbNFG-scholarships are open to all Hamburg students who meet the requirements. However, students of medicine (UKE) can only apply if their main topic for the doctoral study lies mainly within another faculty, such as medical psychology, pharmacy, biology, chemistry or physics. The standard procedure for students of medicine at the UKE is to write course-related doctoral theses.

Basic scholarship: Your university graduation should not date back more than one year. If your final exam is longer ago, chaces of receiving a scholarship are reduced. In special cases we may also consider applicants who graduated up to three years back (absolute max!), for instance, when family-related or health reasons have prevented you from continuing sooner.

Completion scholarship (alternative): You are a university graduate employed as a research associate at a University or research institution in Hamburg. Your employment period must not exceed 4 years (absolute max!).

Scholarship funding, generally granted for a year, should succeed employment immediately. Exceptions will be made for special cases. You may be allowed 4 years of employment plus 3 more years of work (absolute max!) if family-related reasons prevented you from continuing sooner.

In some faculties successful applicants will become members of the Graduate Schools of their faculties resp. have to apply for this membership. More information on this subject for you find in their doctoral regulations:

More info-> https://www.uni-hamburg.de/en/forschung/nachwuchs/promotion/stipendienwegweiser/promotionsstipendien.html