Humboldt Research Track Scholarship

Deadline: 15 May 2019
Open to: master’s students as well as graduates who plan to pursue their Ph.D. at Humboldt-Universität
Scholarship: 800 EUR per month up to six months, can be extended for an additional six months


The Humboldt Research Track funding line is designed to support outstanding Master’s students from Humboldt-Universität who plan to pursue a Ph.D. Graduates from other universities may also be funded if they pursue a Ph.D. at Humboldt-Universität. The program offers to fund for the transition phase between the end of a Master’s program and the beginning of Ph.D. level research. Requirements for funding are excellent academic results and an original, high-quality Ph.D. proposal. Applications may already be submitted during the Master’s studies, but funding can only start after graduation.

The scholarship helps recipients to focus on the preparation of their Ph.D. proposal.

The Humboldt Research Track Scholarships are awarded four times a year by the Selection Committee of the Institutional Strategy Funding Lines for Promoting Young Researchers.

 Application periods are:

1 April to 15 May for funding starting 1 August

1 June to 15 July for funding starting 1 October

1 September to 15 October for funding starting 1 February

1 December to 15 January for funding starting 1 April.


Outstanding Master’s students as well as graduates who plan to pursue their Ph.D. at Humboldt-Universität or – if you graduated from Humboldt-Universität – at another university in Germany or abroad. To enable more prospective doctoral candidates with disabilities or chronic illnesses to prepare for a doctorate, applications from this target group will be given particular consideration.


Funding of 800 EUR per month is awarded for up to six months. Scholarship holders with children receive an additional 400 EUR a month for the first child, plus 100 EUR for each additional child. In exceptional cases, funding can be extended for up to an additional six months.

How to apply?

In order to apply, please register here.

For more information, please visit the official web page.