Funding opportunities provided by the WWU Graduate Centre
  • 1. Short-term doctoral study stipends (Sybille-Hahne Foundation, doctoral candidates)

    *Currently no application possible*

    After the first successful calls, the University of Münster again offers short-term doctoral study scholarships (Matching Funds) for its doctoral candidates. Funds for the scholarships are provided by the Sybille-Hahne Foundation. The scholarships amount to 600 € per month and can be granted for a maximum period of four months. These scholarships are intended to fill financial gaps at any stage of doctoral study. You may download the application forms here:

    Bewerbungsbogen/Application Form
    Richtlinien für die Vergabe von Promotionsstipendien (The WWU's guidelines for PhD scholarships, in German)

    Only fully completed and appropriately delivered application forms will be considered.

    The following documents must be attached to the application:

    1. Work plan which clearly describes the current state of the academic project, and includes a time plan as well as the content.
    2. Reference letter from the supervising professor, including an evaluation of the work plan.
    3. Certificate of complementary funding of at least 450€ but no more than 765€, as mentioned in the guidelines §2 section 3.

    Please send your application by mail to:

  • 2. Degree Completion Grants (DAAD-STIBET, doctoral candidates)


    * Currently no application possible *


  • 3. Community Engagement Grants (DAAD-STIBET, doctoral candidates)


    * Currently no application possible *


  • 4. Stipends for postdocs

    The University of Münster has anchored the promotion of young scientists in its mission, and is therefore awarding stipends through the WWU Graduate Centre to outstanding young researchers in the postdoctoral phase twice a year. 50% of the funds are to be used to support women.

For more funding opportunities, it's worth taking a look at our news page every now and then. There we post the latest news as well as additional calls for applications for scholarships.

Doctoral study funding advice

If funding through employment at an institute, a work group or a chair is not possible, you can still apply for one of the various scholarships. In order to support doctoral candidates in their search of suitable funding, the WWU has established the SAFIR - Research Funding Support. Ms Linda Dieks may provide you with further assistance in this field.