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Elsa-Neumann Scholarships – Germany

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The Freie Universität Berlin was founded as an exceptional, innovative and forward-looking university in Germany’s globally successful university system. It has been chosen several times as one of the leading institutions of excellence in the country and is recognized for its international perspective, as well as for its approach to academic excellence, its interdisciplinary orientation and its engagement in promoting socially responsible behavior.

As its name shows, the Freie Universität Berlin has made academic liberty one of its fundamental concepts since it was established in 1948. From an early beginning, the university acquired a uniquely international perspective, making it the first destination of choice for students and graduates from other countries in Germany today.

The university provides a full academic and high quality programs. Although it has a strong international standing in humanities and social sciences, the university offers advanced research facilities in natural and earth sciences, computer sciences and mathematics.

The principal university campus takes place in Berlin-Dahlem, a calm and peaceful environment that allows an excellent opportunity to practice both learning and research.

Scholarship Description:

The Elsa Neumann Scholarship is now available for International PhD Students in all Subjects, offered by the Freie Universität Berlin at Germany.

  • Host University: Freie Universität Berlin;
  • Host Country: Germany;
  • Study Level: PhD Level;
  • Scholarship Type: Partial Funding;
  • Scholarship Worth: 1,000euros;
  • Eligible Countries: International Students;
  • Subjects available: All Subjects;
  • Application Deadline: April and July of each year.

The Freie Universität Berlin, in Germany, is pleased to introduce scholarships for international students. The grants are partial financed.

All students interested in pursuing a PhD program at the university are welcome to apply for this scholarship.

Scholarship Benefits:

  • The basic grant is 1000 euros each month, and an additional 103 euros for equipment expenses;
  • A special allocation for travelling expenses is available. Awards will normally be given for a maximum of two years;
  • Every candidate is responsible for presenting a report on their work and a written declaration from their university professor by the end of the first and second year of the scholarship;
  • The support is given for a term of up to three years;
  • PhD scholarships are awarded for a maximum of one year, with no possible renewal;
  • Scholarship winners are expected to dedicate the majority of the time and energy to the work for this support.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Students need to be capable of showing significantly higher than normal achievements, specifically for their undergraduate degrees;
  • Students need to have good cause to believe that the academic projects of the candidates would contribute significantly to the research community as a whole in this area;
  • Students’ applications need to include proof of the student’s skills, a letter from the academic professor and a project work plan indicating the motivation for the choice of the specific subject, the progress of the initial work of the project, a research plan outline and a timeline for the project’s development;
  • Candidates may not necessarily apply for previous public support for the very same project;
  • Scholarships will be awarded based on agreements adopted by the Inter-University Commission for the Awarding of PhD Scholarships, which is composed of representatives appointed by the Senator for Education, Science and Research.

Application process:

  • Each year there are two terms, one in April and the other in November. The Board will communicate the exact deadlines.
  • Selected candidates will start getting funds on April 1 or July 1 of the year.

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