20 Humboldt Postdoc Scholarships for International Students in Germany, 2017

20 Humboldt Postdoc Scholarships for International Students in Germany, 2017


The Humboldt University of Berlin is offering up to 20 Postdoctoral scholarships to study in Germany. German and international applicants are eligible to apply for these scholarships.

The call for proposals is aimed at excellent researchers who either already holds a PhD or are about to complete their doctorate at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and who wish to conduct a postdoctoral research project.

Course Level: Scholarships are available to pursue Postdoctoral programme.


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Study Subject: The funding helps recipients to prepare or start a postdoctoral research project.

Scholarship Award: Funding of €1,500 per month is awarded for up to six months; additional family allowances are available; travel expenses may be covered. In exceptional cases, funding can be extended for up to an additional six months.

Number of Scholarships: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin awards up to 20 Humboldt Post-Doc Scholarships each year. Half of these shall be awarded to women.

Scholarship can be taken in Germany

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for scholarship:

Outstanding researchers who either already hold a PhD or are about to complete their doctorate at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and who wish to prepare or start a postdoctoral research project. Half of the scholarships will be awarded to women.

Nationality: German and international applicants are eligible to apply for these scholarships.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: Outstanding researchers who either already hold a PhD or are about to complete their doctorate at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and who wish to prepare or start a postdoctoral research project.

English language Requirements: Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.

How to Apply: The application process for Humboldt Post-Doc Scholarships takes place via an online application portal. Applications will only be accepted via this portal, and the portal is only accessible during the application periods.

Once you have submitted your application via the online application portal, you will receive an automatic confirmation e-mail. Only complete applications can be considered.

The entire online application process can be completed in German or English.

Applications must be submitted through our online application portal and include the following documents:

  • Completed online application
  • Curriculum vitae (max. 2 pages)
  • Outline of the proposed research project (max. 5,000 characters)
  • Transcripts (B.A., M.A., PhD)
  • 1-3 key publications
  • Letter of recommendation from PhD supervisor

Application Deadline: Scholarship application deadline is May 15, 2017.

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