Overview and General Information

The following online services provide a good overview for prospective PhD students about the German research landscape, as well as valuable information on living and working in Germany, and funding opportunities:

Funding for Foreign Students

The following websites and databases contain information on various kinds of funding for foreign doctoral students:

Funding for German Doctoral Students

The following webpages and databases provide information on various scholarships and funding opportunities for German graduate students. Many of the listed programs are also available for EU citizens and other international doctoral students with permanent residence in Germany:

Scholarships by TUM

Most Important Foundations in Germany for Monetary Scholarships


Funding for Women

  • Hildegardis Verein Pfeil:
    Monetary support through interest-free loans. Important for applicants: Funding is mainly for catholic students, special need for assistance.
  • The Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship Pfeil:
    Scholarship. Important for applicants: Strong academic background, passion for increasing the involvement of women in computer science, and demonstrated leadership.
  • Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard-Stiftung Pfeil:
    Monetary support for childcare and help in housekeeping. Important for applicants: Excellent performance, only for young mothers.

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