Research and teaching in Kassel
Would you like to come to Kassel to work as a visiting professor, visiting lecturer or visiting PhD student? Then you have come to the right place. You will find your contact partners here:
The Department for Internationalisation and International Cooperation will advise you on the following topics:
- Funding opportunities in the Erasmus+ Programme in the European programme countries
- Mobility with international partner countries (Erasmus+ International Dimension)
- Applications for DAAD visiting lectureships (3 months - 2 years) and visiting professorships (up to 4 years)
- Scholarship programmes and vacancies for visiting positions at the University of Kassel and the exchange of lecturers
- Fund for International Visiting Academics for Teaching Purposes (Visiting teaching posts: 1 week - 2 months)
The issue of funding has to be sorted out before people spend any time away from home for research purposes. This is an important factor and should be considered carefully. You have the following opportunities:
- EURAXESS Germany Scholarship Database
There are a large number of public and private institutions in Germany that provide scholarships to foreign students and academics or support their study and research periods financially in some other way. The scholarship database at the Internet portal of EURAXESS Germany enables you to conduct extensive and detailed research work.
- DAAD Scholarship Database
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is the central institution for foreign academics who are planning to spend time conducting research in Germany. You will not only find scholarships from the DAAD itself in the DAAD Scholarship Database, but also those from other institutions. Please contact the DAAD for general questions and information on funding for research purposes.
- Humboldt Research Fellowships for Post-Doctoral Researchers
The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation enables highly qualified academics from abroad, who are just starting their academic careers and gained their PhD not less than four years ago, to spend time in Germany (6-24 months) for research purposes through the Humboldt Research Fellowships for Post-Doctoral Researchers. Academics from any specialist discipline and any country can apply for this support. Applications can be made at any time.
- Georg-Forster Research Fellowships for Post-Doctoral Researchers
The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation enables highly qualified academics from a developing country, who are just starting their academic careers and gained their PhD not less than four years ago (**), to spend time in Germany (6-24 months) for research purposes through the Georg Forster Research Fellowships for Post-Doctoral Researchers. Applications can be made at any time.
- Humboldt Research Fellowships for Experienced Researchers
The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation enables highly qualified academics from abroad, who gained their PhD not less than twelve years ago, to spend time in Germany (6-18 months, dividable into three periods) for research purposes through the Humboldt Research Fellowships for Experienced Researchers. Applicants are expected to have a clearly recognisable, self-contained academic profile. They should therefore normally be working at least as an assistant professor or group leader for young academics or provide evidence of having completed several years of independent academic work. Academics from any specialist discipline and any country can apply for this support. Applications can be made at any time.
If you are interested in spending time to perform research at the University of Kassel, you can also discover more about funding opportunities from the following organisations. The foundations have different priorities and policies. Please find out about the individual requirements on the relevant home page.
- Fulbright Commission
- Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
- Fritz Thyssen Foundation
- Gerda Henkel Foundation
- Daimler and Benz Foundation
- Hans Böckler Foundation
- Hanns Seidel Foundation
- Industry Research Foundation
- Volkswagen Foundation
The following sites also provide information about funding opportunities in Germany:
- The German Federal Environmental Foundation (DBU) scholarship programmes
Arriving and finding your way around
We would like you to settle in quickly and feel at home as a visitor to the University of Kassel. The Welcome Centre at the International Office at the University of Kassel offers extensive support - for you and your family. It provides information and support on all non-academic and practical matters.
Please register early!
It would be excellent if you registered early so that everything goes smoothly from the outset once you arrive in Kassel: Registration form. The information that you provide will help us give you individual support and will be treated with the utmost confidentiality.