Scholarships for Doctoral/Postgraduate Studies at Bavarian Universities

Deadline: 1 December, 2012
Open to: Graduates from Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia and Ukraine are eligible to apply
Scholarship:  The scholarship is paid out monthly (700 €) and amounts to 8400 € per year.

One year scholarship

The Bavarian Ministry for Science, Research and Art will sponsor scholarships for the academic year 2013/14. Graduates from Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia and Ukraine are eligible to apply. The scholarships are meant to finance doctoral or postgraduate studies at Bavarian universities. One year scholarships can be extended twice for up to 3 years. The scholarship is paid out monthly (700 €) and amounts to 8400 € per year. Students with children or an unemployed partner and at least one child receive 860 € per month, which amounts to 10320 € per year. Candidates should send their documents to the address specified in the application forms.

Eligibility

  • have the nationality of one of the already numbered countries
  • be living full-time in your home country at the time of application.
  • be no older than 30 in the first year of your scholarship (i.e. on the 1.10.2013).
  • be needy, meaning that you are not able to finance your studies at a Bavarian university yourself, nor through the funds of a third party (for example through a scholarship from another institution).
  • provide evidence of your German language skills, which should be at a level that you can master seminars and accordingly academic papers in German without difficulty. Note: when researching at an institute, where the working language is English, it is sufficient to send evidence of your English language skills. In addition, your supervisor at the Bavarian university has to confirm that your English language skills are sufficient for the planned research project. The same goes for study programs conducted in English.
  • be able to give evidence at the time of application that you have achieved/ or will achieve a distinctively above-average university degree.
  • be matriculated in a Master- or PhD-program at a Bavarian University of your choice during the period of your granted scholarship.

Application

You need to have the following documents in order to apply for the scholarship

  1. an online application form that is filled-in completely (see www.bayhost.de  “Scholarships”, it is not needed to send a printed version of the online application form by post)
  2. a letter of motivation (1-2 DIN A4 pages)
  3. proof of your German skills through an authenticated copy (this is not necessary, if your studies will be conducted in English)
  4. an authenticated copy along with an authenticated German or English translation of your university diploma
  5. In case you will not finish your studies until July 2013, please add confirmation from your university that you are registered for the final exams and that you are expected to graduate successfully by 31st July 2013. Further, please include an overview of your previous grades (I.e. university transcript)
  6. proof of nationality (copy of your passport or identity card)
  7. Letter of endorsement (“Betreuungszusage”) from a Professor (or alternatively from the course coordinator of a Masters-program) of a Bavarian university or academy. A letter of endorsement is an informal letter in which a Bavarian professor confirms that he will supervise you (i. e. your dissertation or academic work). The letter has to be signed and written on the official paper of the department. Sending the signed letter as a scanned attachment by email is possible. Should you encounter difficulties getting a letter of endorsement please contact us immediately via [email protected] or [email protected]
  8. a tabular CV in German with a recent passport photo (a possible model format can be found here)

Deadline for applying is 1 December, 2012.

For more detailed information please visit the official website

6 thoughts on “Scholarships for Doctoral/Postgraduate Studies at Bavarian Universities

  1. Dear Tanja,

    Since Macedonia is not on the list of eligible countries, Macedonian citizens are not eligible candidates. However you can direct the question to contact person whose contact can be found on the official website to check.

    Best regards,
    Mladiinfo team

    1. Dear Ulugbek,

      The eligible countries for this opportunity are clearly stated in the post. Since Uzbekistan is not on the list, you are not an eligible candidate. However you can direct the question to contact person whose contact can be found on the official website to double-check the information.

      Kind regards,
      Mladiinfo team

    1. Dear Ognjen,

      Yes, as it is written in the 5 th point of the application section there is a possibility to apply, before you will graduate. If you are not expecting to finish your study before 31 st of July 2013 you are obliged to provide confirmation from your current university, that you are registered for the final exams.

      Best regards,
      Mladiinfo team

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