Abschlussbeihilfen für ausländische Doktoranden

Eligible international PhD candidates have to be in their final phase of graduation, which means an expected submission within a year.

Requirements:

  • PhD candidates need to be foreign students, i.e. holding an university entrance qualification from abroad and have a foreign nationality
  • Financial need
  • The submission of the thesis should be expected within a year
  • Good academic achievements
  • Acceptance as a doctoral candidate by the PhD Committee of Kassel University
  • Enrolment at Kassel University

 Financial Support:

  • 800 € per month for a maximum of 6 months
  • PhD students with children receive further support (100 € per child for up to three children)

 Application Documents:

  • Letter of Motivation (including a timeline, work plan, and a statement of the intended duration of the financial assistance)
  • Description of the PhD project (max. 1 page)
  • Statement from your doctoral adviser concerning the state of the project
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Agenda of supervision
  • Certificate of enrolment
  • PhD acceptance letter
  • Completed Attachment

Applications can be submitted in either German or English by email.

Selection process:

All applications will be reviewed after the deadline has expired and evaluated by a selection committee. The selection committee consists of representatives from different faculties. The candidates are selected according to the following criteria:

  • Financial need (double weighting)
  • The study progress (double weighting)
  • Description of the PhD project (simple weighting)
  • Performance appraisal evaluation of the doctoral advisor (simple weighting)

All applicants will receive feedback at the latest six weeks after the application deadline.

Upon the completion of your project, the Department of Internationalisation and International Cooperation requests an immediate notification.

Application Deadline:  11 March 2019

Dr. Constanze Engel / Katharina Grede (student assistant)
Dpt. Development Planning
Div. Internationalisation and International Cooperations
University of Kassel

E-Mail: hiwieint@uni-kassel.de