At the end of the year, there is some good news: the German government has decided on a one-time payment of 200€. Since September 2022, the federal government announced to relieve students with regard to the increased energy costs. The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (FMER) has made some progress in paying out the one-time payment. This one-time payment will also provide financial relief to doctoral students. Here is a brief overview of the current status:
Who can apply for the one-time payment?
Everyone who is enrolled at a university in Germany as of December 01, 2022, is entitled to the one-time payment. This also includes doctoral students.
In addition, foreign students are also eligible to apply if they live in Germany and have been enrolled at a university in Germany since December 01, 2022.
How can you apply for the one-time payment?
According to the FMER website (only in German), the application for the payment is made online. The digital application platform for the one-time payment is still in preparation, as the federal and state governments have yet to agree on this point. The model for the digital application platform is the BAföG website of Saxony-Anhalt.
When will the money be paid out?
According to the FMER website, payment should begin in early 2023, which means this winter.
We articulate and promote the interests of doctoral researchers at the University of Erfurt. We facilitate an interdisciplinary and cross-faculty exchange on matters relevant to doctoral studies and contribute to an interdisciplinary, cooperative and international doctoral culture. In addition, it is our task to make recommendations on all relevant matters in the university administration and political bodies such as the senate (Senat) or the faculty councils (Fakultätsräten Empfehlungen). Last but not least, we would like to support networking and exchange among doctoral researchers at the university.
Terms of Office Members of the Committee are elected for one year (current term of office 01.10.2022-30.09.2023).
Elections The Committee of the PhD representatives consists of one representative and one deputy from each faculty and the Max-Weber-Kolleg (5+5). The term of office is one year and usually begins on October 1st every year. All enrolled doctoral researchers may elect the Committee and stand for election. Each faculty and the Max-Weber-Kolleg elects its own representatives. Candidate who receives the most votes is elected as the representative. The candidate with the second most votes is elected as deputy.