Graduates who are aiming for a doctorate can already be supported in the preparation for their doctoral phase. For the purpose of preparing an exposé for the doctoral project as well as obtaining a scholarship for the planned doctorate, so-called ‚Predoc‘ or ‚Doctoral preparation‘ scholarships are awarded. Aside from those scholarships, budget or third-party funded positions are regulary advertised at the university for research assistants, whose requirements include among other things the willingness to take up a doctorate.
Funding Formats of the University of Erfurt
Predoc scholarships opens for those interested in a doctorate the opportunity to prepare and write an exposé for a doctoral project. This enables them to look after acceptance as a doctoral student with a supervisor at one of the faculties and potentially apply for a doctorate scholarship by the University of Erfurt or external scholarship providers.
Monthly funding amount: 1,000 EUR (plus supplements if applicable) Duration of funding: depending on the faculty, between 3 - 6 months Announcement / Application: Predoc scholarships are awarded decentrally by the faculties and the Max-Weber-Kolleg, each of which has its own award procedures and commissions.
Questions will be answered directly by the deaneries of the faculties or the Max-Weber-Kolleg.
You can find the statutes on the awarding of scholarships of the University of Erfurt here.
Initiatives for Academically Gifted Students and Doctoral Candidates | Liaison Lecturers
The following organisations promote talented young people and award scholarships to students and doctoral candidates, who stand out for their excellent performance as well as their social commitment. They reflect the various ideological, religious, political, economic or trade union-oriented movements in Germany. The stated application deadlines apply to doctoral candidates and may differ for other status groups. Therefore, please refer to the information on the respective websites.