Ph.D. Scholarships at Leipzig University, Germany








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Ph.D. Scholarships at Leipzig University, Germany

The good news, you can complete your academic journey in Germany by applying for the Ph.D. scholarships at Leipzig University. The university is accepting applications for the academic year 2021-2022.

The University awards positions for doctoral candidates usually twice annually.  Successful applicants are employed as research assistants at Leipzig University. This financial support is available for a maximum of three years.

About The University 

Leipzig University is one of Germany’s leading universities and is also one of the oldest universities in Germany established in 1409. The university is committed to fostering interdisciplinary covering a very wide spectrum of disciplines in the humanities and the social, natural, and medical sciences.

Scholarship Details 

  1. Host University : Leipzig University

  2. Course Level: Phd 

  3. Nationality: Domestic and International

  4. Place of study:  Germany

Application Deadline: 15th November 2021

Check also: DAAD Scholarship at Charite University, Germany



Eligible Countries: Locals of Germany and students from other international countries are eligible to apply.
Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following/given criteria:
The applicants are required to be accepted for the applied program.

Application Process 

  • Have your supervising professor or junior professor submit a written application for a position for a doctoral candidate (referred to in German as a Doktorandenförderplatz). The application should be handed in to the Vice-Rectorate for Research and Young Academics.
  • The Vice-Rectorate will then review your application.
  • The Graduate Commission decides on the allocation of positions for doctoral candidates.

Please address your application to:

Professor Erich Schröger
Vice-Rector for Research and Young Academics
Chair of the Graduate Commission

Ritterstraße 26, room 314
04109 Leipzig

Funding can be requested for a maximum of three years. The application must specify the period for which the position is being requested.
Please submit the following documents (in writing, also enclosing a CD containing the documents as a single PDF document) by the deadline:

  • Written application from your supervising professor or junior professor indicating the funding period (usually three years) and letter of recommendation (no more than two pages)
  • Your letter of motivation (no more than one page)
  • Your CV as a Europass curriculum vitae
  • Doctoral research proposal (no more than eight pages without bibliography¹)
  • Schedule
  • Copies of certificates:
    Compulsory: degree certificate qualifying the candidate for doctoral studies (certified copy)²
  • Supervision agreement (German or English)

¹ You are advised to reduce your reference list to the most important sources.
² If you do not already have this, you must at least provide a provisional, assessable certificate by the closing date for applications. If the certificate is missing or incomplete, your application will be rejected.

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