Doctoral study abroad

Research funding opportunities

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Fulbright Commission award grants and scholarships to doctoral students who wish to carry out a research project abroad in connection with a doctoral programme at a German university. The Heinrich Hertz Foundation awards research grants to doctoral candidates who are in the final phase of doctoral study.
More information on doctoral funding programmes

Research grants for humanities scholars in Japan

Students, doctoral candidates and academics from the Faculty of History and Philosophy at the University of Münster are eligible to apply for financial aid through the Schneider-Sasakawa Fund to finance a study, research or teaching visit at Japanese universities or research organisations.
Information on the Schneider-Sasakawa Fund [de]

Research visits in Europe with ERASMUS

Through the ERASMUS programmes, doctoral candidates of any nationality employed at the University of Münster may spend between one and six weeks researching and teaching at one of over 400 European partner universities. Doctoral students with teaching responsibilities are additionally eligible for funding through the ERASMUS Staff (teaching) mobility programme.
More information on the ERASMUS exchange programme [de]
More information on teaching staff mobility [de]

Doctoral students working in university administration may also apply for funding through the ERASMUS Staff (training) mobility programme.
Information on the ERASMUS Staff (training) mobility programme [de]

Worldwide partnerships

In addition to the EU-funded ERASMUS Programme, the University of Münster has concluded numerous exchange agreements with universities around the world. Doctoral candidates are encouraged to explore the possibility of conducting a research visit outside of Europe.
Overview of partner universities [de]

Practical information

Spending time abroad not only helps you improve your foreign language skills. A visit to a foreign country gives you the chance to gain a different perspective on your discipline, demonstrate flexibility and organisational talent, and acquire important intercultural competence.
More practical information on studying and researching abroad [de]