STIBET Scholarships for International PhD Candidates form Foreign Universities

Support for International PhD Candidates from Foreign Universities

The University of Kassel offers support for international graduates/PhD candidates from Foreign Universities, so-called “Kontaktstipendium”. Professors acting as mentors/supervisors can extend an invitation to the University of Kassel to PhD candidates/graduates for a maximum of six months.


  • Supporting letter/invitation of a mentor/supervising professor of the University of Kasse
  • Please note that the application for funding has to be submitted by the mentoring professor, candidates cannot apply by directly

Financial Support:

  • 800 € per month for up to 3 months; funding may be extended upon application for up to 6 months

Application Documents:

The application has to be submitted by the mentoring professor and must contain the following documents:

  • Application by the mentoring professor with a description of the objectives of the stay and the intended duration
  • Description of the (planned) PhD project (max. 1 page)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Duly completed Attachment

Applications can be submitted in either German or English by e-mail.

Application Deadline: Applications should be handed in at least 6 weeks prior to the planned stay

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