Germany: DBU Doctoral Scholarships for International Students

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Study Subject (s): Scholarships are awarded in the field of environmental protection.

Course Level: Scholarships are offered to doctoral students for research programme at German universities.

Scholarship Provider: The German Federal Environmental Foundation (DBU)

Scholarship can be taken at: Germany

Eligibility: Scholarships are awarded to applicants who
-Has not yet begun that your thesis.
-Good German knowledge of foreign applicants are expected to be integrated into the DBU scholarship network is possible.
-In addition to above-average university degree is expected from the chosen thesis topic that is of high relevance and can contribute to solving problems in environmental protection and nature conservation.

Scholarship Open for International Students: International and German researchers are eligible to apply.

Scholarship Description: In addition to project funding maintains the German Federal Environmental Foundation, a Fellowship Programme for young scientists. Lower be supported students at German universities. In this way, one should in Environmental issues particularly competent generation of scientists to be established. Highly qualified young scientists who research topics with clear loading Edit train on current environmental and conservation issues and their work contribute to the solution of these problems are under-doctoral fellowships supported. Environmental problems are characterized by their high complexity, so that their solution, an interdisciplinary cooperation of various Wissenschaftsbe-requires rich.Therefore, the scholarship program is aimed specifically DBU to qualified applicants from all disciplines / fields of study and supports the special interdisciplinary research topics.

Number of award(s): The DBU awards 60 PhD scholarships per year.

Duration of award(s): Scholarships are awarded for three years. Each scholarship is initially awarded for a period of up to one year. After reviewing the progress of work is usually an extension of one year each.

What does it cover? The amount of the scholarship is from June 2009 monthly 940, – €.In addition to Scholarship, a monthly allowance of 210, – € for material and travel costs (Reimbursement of expenses allowance) paid.Any additional material resources can be granted only in exceptional cases and on a small scale. If this ge-wishes will have the scholarship application, a detailed and complete Cost plan are attached. Fellows with children receive a child allowance.Is the children’s allowance 200, – € for the first child and an additional 150, – € for the second and each additional child. Fellows with child / children may, on request in special cases (eg birth and settling into the family of the child) disease a family break-einletions in which the DBU scholarship rests.This family leave is limited to maximum 12 months limited per child.

Notification: The committee meets four times a year and makes its decisions with Voice majority. The meeting of the selection committee twice a year a group of most promising candidates / inside for a personal interview Loading. This conversation is conducted in German and held annually End April, May (Application Deadline: January 15) and the end of September, October (Application Deadline: June 15) instead. The decision on the application shall be notified in writing, however unfounded. A legal claim on the total currency of a scholarship does not exist.

How to Apply: The mode of applying is online via

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 15/01/2014


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