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 or Doctoral Preparation Scholarships
‚Predoc‘ or ‚doctoral preparation‘ 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 euros (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 deans of the faculties or the Max-Weber-Kolleg.
For specific questions please contact the deaneries of the faculties or the Max-Weber-Kolleg directly.
You can find the statutes on the awarding of scholarships of the University of Erfurt here.