Graduate School Scholarship Programme (GSSP)

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Doctoral education in structured PhD programmes are an essential part of the qualification process of young academics in Europe and Germany. High quality standards regarding the selection and hosting of doctoral students, as well as an international research environment, create unique perspectives particularly for foreign applicants.

Application process

Each DAAD scholarship in this programme comprises funding for up to four years. DAAD scholarship holders will be identified by a two-step procedure.

Step One: PhD positions are advertised internationally by the participating gradaute schools and - following a selection process - appropriate candidates are nominated for a DAAD scholarship by the hosting programme.

Step Two: The nominees submit an online-application with supporting documentation via the DAAD-portal.

Selected programmes 2022

Please find below a list of all graduate programmes that were selected by DAAD in 2020 to nominate and host international graduate students for 2021 and 2022. The list contains the programme names and shortlinks to the websites of the selected graduate programmes. Applications must be sent directly to the graduate school (for details see the attached list).
List of selected graduate schools 2022

Information for foreign applicants

Guidelines and Information for Nominees

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DAAD - Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst - German Academic Exchange Service