Research Grants - FULLY FUNDED Doctoral Programmes in Germany 2023

  • Fully Funded
  • DAAD - Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst
  • PhD
  • All Subjects
  • International Students
  • Germany
not specified.
Research Grants - FULLY FUNDED Doctoral Programmes in Germany 2023

Research Grants - FULLY FUNDED Doctoral Programmes in Germany 2023

Scholarship Description:

Research Grants - FULLY FUNDED Doctoral Programmes in Germany 2023 is open for International Students . The scholarship allows PhD level program(s) in the field of All Subjects taught at DAAD - Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst . The deadline of the scholarship is not specified..

DAAD scholarship programmes offer you the opportunity to complete your doctoral degree in Germany. The DAAD is the world's largest funding organisation for the international exchange of students and researchers.

Degree Level:

Research Grants - FULLY FUNDED Doctoral Programmes in Germany 2023 is available to undertake PhD level programs at DAAD - Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst.

Available Subjects:

Following subject are available to study under this scholarship program.

  • All Subjects

Scholarship Benefits:

The programme provides funding for a doctoral project at a state or state-recognised institution of higher education or a non-university research institute in Germany. This can be either:

  • an individual project supervised by a university teacher (doctoral supervisor)
  • participation in a structured doctoral study programme

Research phases outside Germany can also be funded if these are critical for the successful completion of your doctoral degree. Another requirement is that the visits should constitute no more than one quarter of the anticipated total funding period. You must provide details about the planned visits in your study plan and time schedule in your application documents.

Duration of the funding

  • Funding is provided for a maximum of four years; the length of the funding period is decided by a selection committee and depends on your project and study plan.
  • Grants are initially awarded for a maximum of one year. Extensions depend on whether the selection committee considers your previous award period to have been successfully completed.


  • Monthly payments of 1,200 euros
  • Payments towards health, accident and personal liability insurance cover
  • Travel allowance
  • annual research allowance. If you come from a DAC country, you will receive a flat rate of € 460 (€ 230 in the fourth year); for all other countries the grant is € 260 (€ 130 in the fourth year).

Eligible Nationalities:

These scholarships are for international students. 

Eligibility Criteria:

You can apply if you have above-average qualifications and you completed your Master’s degree or Diplom, or in exceptional cases a Bachelor’s degree, at the latest by the time the funding period begins.

Application Procedure:

An independent selection committee consisting of specialist scientists reviews applications.

The selection criteria are:

1. Qualification

  • Academic achievements (grade point average, development of grades)
  • Academic progress
  • Knowledge of the language of instruction or working language
  • If applicable, scholarly achievements after graduation, (e.g. publications, lectures, conference papers)

2. Quality of research project

  • Quality of research proposal and preparation (originality, topicality and relevance of the project, choice of host institution and first contacts)
  • Feasibility and consistency of study plan and schedule (analysis and evaluation stages)
  • Incorporation of project within the overall doctorate (in terms of content and time), if relevant

3. Potential of applicant

  • Career prospects: significance of the research project and stay in Germany for further academic, professional and personal development
  • Motivation: academic and personal reasons for wanting to visit Germany, German language skills (if different from working language)
  • Non-study-related activities: non-study-related knowledge and skills, civic engagement

The selection committee also gives due consideration to equal opportunities; you can provide relevant information in the application form.
For more information on the selection procedure, go to Important Scholarship Information / Section E.

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