Funding options

In Germany, doctoral  funding is not centrally organised, but is for the most part either publicly commissioned by organisations for the promotion of the particularly gifted students, by graduate scholarships granted by the federal states, by private foundations or by the German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD)).

The university itself does not have any scholarship funds.

Further information can be found below:

Online Guide to Scholarships of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research

Foundation for the promotion of gifted students and young academics of the State of Rhineland-Palatinate

Speyer University has access to a scholarship from this foundation, which is publicly advertised by the university every two to three years. There is currently no call for applications.

Information on funding for research projects to be implemented abroad in connection with dissertations

A database on research-funding institutions and private foundations

The portal helps pupils, students and doctoral candidates to find scholarships free of charge. For the first time in Germany, a matching procedure from a database of more than 1,600 funding entries shows each user only those scholarships and fellowships abroad that match their own CV. The portal includes a wide range of scholarships, ranging from funding for living expenses to financial support for stays abroad and grants for scientific work. Moreover, the platform provides numerous articles on the topic of scholarship applications as well as templates for your own scholarship application.