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International Funding Opportunities

On this site you will find links and search portals for funding programmes which support international research. The offers are directed at doctoral students at German universities who would like to do research abroad (Outgoing), and for doctoral students at foreign universities who would like to conduct research in Germany (Incoming).

Search portals:

Federal Ministry of Education and Research | Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)

“Stipendienlotse” (Outgoing)

Information platform “Research in Germany” (Incoming)

Funding programmes:

German Academic Exchange Service | Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD)

Scholarship database for stays abroad (Outgoing)

Scholarship database for stays in Germany (Incoming)

Erasmus+ for students and doctoral students (Outgoing)

German Academic Scholarship Foundation | Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes

Funding for doctoral students (Outgoing und Incoming)


Funding for students and doctoral students (Outgoing und Incoming)

Kölner Gymnasial- und Stiftungsfonds

Funding for students and doctoral students (Outgoing und Incoming)


Study loan for students and doctoral students (Outgoing)

Regionally and/or professionally specific programmes:

German Historical Institute Paris | Deutsches Historisches Institut Paris (DHIP)

Support for young researchers from the German scientific landscape of the arts and humanities

European University Institute (EUI)

Exchange Programmes for Doctoral Students

Fulbright Commission

Doctoral students programme for stays in the USA

Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation (AMEXCID)

Mexican Government Scholarship Program for International Students

Minerva Stiftung

Minerva Fellowship Programme for Israeli and German Scientists