PhD Research Stays

PhD students from the GUC can receive DAAD funding for a research stay at a German university. The research stay can last from 6 to 24 months and usually starts in summer.
Currently the scholarship includes a one-time travel allowance of 775 € and a monthly stipend of 1200 €. The 24-month scholarship is initially granted for one year. After a positive evaluation, students can be sponsored for a further 12 months.
The scholarship is aimed at teaching assistants of the GUC and is usually announced in autumn.

The application documents for research stays in Germany consist of:
  • CV
  • passport copy
  • letter of motivation
  • description of the PhD research project
  • invitation from a German professor stating the joint supervision of the research project
  • Confirmation of supervision from the GUC indicating the GUC research group where the master thesis topic is located (preferably in a BMBF-funded research cooperation)
  • Two letters of reference
  • Copy of the master's degree certificate
  • DAAD application form
  • Completed and signed evaluation form