2016 University Kassel Doctoral Scholarships For International Students In Germany

University Kassel is offering doctoral scholarships to outstanding graduates from all disciplines. Intensive supervision of the doctoral thesis is assumed when a doctorate grant is awarded. Doctorate grants are generally awarded for a period of two years. The doctorate grant is EUR 1,100 per month; If the candidate has children, there is an additional child care allowance of a maximum of EUR 200 per month. Evidence must be provided of child care costs. As part of the doctorate grant, there is an allowance of up to EUR 500 per year for active participation with a lecture or poster at a conference upon provision of evidence of the costs. The application deadline is 6 November 2015.

Study Subject(s): Scholarship is awarded in all subjects offered by the university.
Course Level: 
Scholarship is available to pursue doctoral program at University of Kassel.
Scholarship Provider: 
University Kassel, Germany
Scholarship can be taken at:
Germany

Eligibility:
-Grants is to support outstanding graduates from all disciplines and make grant-financed doctorate study at the University of Kassel attractive.
-The age limit for the first award of a doctorate grant is generally 35. Each child increases the age limit by one year. The age limit can in particular be increased if the candidate has completed professional training or a second educational pathway before their study.
-If a child is born, an application can be made for the doctorate grant to be extended by half a year.

Scholarship Open for International Students: These doctoral scholarships are available for German students.

Scholarship Description: The aim of awarding doctorate grants is to support outstanding graduates from all disciplines and make grant-financed doctorate study at the University of Kassel attractive. The personal support should improve the framework conditions during the phase of academic qualification and enable high quality research contributions to be made. The newly introduced awarding of completion grants supports the completion of doctorates. In particular, the aim of this is to support doctoral candidates by balancing out the disadvantages they face.

Number of award(s): Not Known

Duration of award(s): Doctorate grants are generally awarded for a period of two years. Payment can only be made in the second year following the submission of an interim report. Where applicable, an interim must also be provided for the grant to be paid in the third year.

What does it cover? The scholarship includes:
-The doctorate grant is EUR 1,100 per month.
-If the candidate has children, there is an additional child care allowance of a maximum of EUR 200 per month. Evidence must be provided of child care costs. The possible additional income is limited to a maximum of EUR 6000 per year.
-As part of the doctorate grant, there is an allowance of up to EUR 500 per year for active participation with a lecture or poster at a conference upon provision of evidence of the costs.

Selection Criteria: The University Board appoints a Doctorate Grant Committee for three years. The Committee is made up of the Vice President who is responsible for junior researchers, at least two professors, one member of academic staff and one representative of the grant recipients. The Doctorate Grant Committee makes decisions on the awarding of grants based on the quality and prospects of success of the planned Doctorate.

Notification: The applicants will receive written notification of the awarding of the grant from the Doctorate Grant Committee.

How to Apply: Applications for doctorate grants must contain:
-a short cover letter justifying the application,
-a printed version of the online application form,
-a summary of the planned doctorate which is understandable to academic lay people of a maximum of 3,000 characters,
-an exposé of the planned dissertation,
-where applicable, a statement that the intended doctorate is embedded in working contexts (e.g. graduate research programme, working groups),
-a report from the supervisor,
-a CV in tabular form,
-simple copies of the most recent university certificates including “Abitur” [German advanced level qualifications] certificates,
-evidence of the applicant’s income,
-certification that the applicant has been accepted as a doctoral candidate at the University of Kassel,
-where available, a supervision timetable in accordance with the concept for the promotion of junior researchers of 8 October 2012.
Note: For the further processing of the applications, It is requested you to that where possible you submit all application documents in loose leaf form (do not attach together!) and without staples (only paperclips). Please send paper versions of the documents to the postal address of the department. Please also send a digital copy of the documents to the email address stipendium-at-uni-kassel.de. All of the documents must be summarised in one PDF files in the above mentioned order.

Application Form

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 6 November 2015.

Further Official Scholarship Information and Application

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