Funding and support for early-career researchers

There are various ways and means to finance a doctorate. Most doctoral candidates are employed as research assistants at the university or a university-related research institute, finance themselves or receive a scholarship.

Each form of financing has advantages and disadvantages that must be weighed individually.  

At the University of Tübingen, positions for doctoral students are advertised via the job portal.

The University of Tübingen does not award any doctoral scholarships. However, doctoral students of all subjects have the opportunity to apply for the state graduate funding. More information can be found here.

All major funding agencies also offer their own doctoral scholarships: Overview

There is the possibility to apply for a STIBET-scholarship for international, non-European students who are struggeling financially while finishing their PhD. For further information, please send an e-mail to simone.hahnespam prevention@uni-tuebingen.de

The Graduate Academy will be glad to advise you.  



The Graduate Academy's Consultation offer

Consulting for financial funding for Doctoral candidates & those interested in doing a PhD

Funding opportunities for qualified researchers

Financial funding for qualified researchers; DFG-programs, European Counsil funding

The Graduate Academy

Qualification, consultation & information

Researcher development

Researcher development concepts and networks for researchers

Contact persons

Do you have further questions?
You can find the right contact person on the Researcher development & Graduate Academy's team page.

In addition, you will find some worth knowing content on the topic of financing and funding in the Graduate Academy's Information platform.