TheÂ Humboldt University of BerlinÂ is one ofÂ Berlinâ€™s oldestÂ universities, founded on 15 October 1811 at theÂ University of BerlinÂ (Berliner UniversitÃ¤t) byÂ Frederick William III of Prussia, on the initiative of the liberalÂ PrussianÂ educational reformer and linguistÂ Wilhelm von Humboldt.
TheÂ Humboldt University of BerlinÂ is now accepting applications for Humboldt Research Track Scholarship which helps recipients to focus on the preparation of their PhD proposal. Up to 24 scholarships will be provided each year to international students.
The Humboldt Research Track Scholarship funding line is aimed at outstanding students and graduates who have either just completed or who are about to complete their degree program.
Degree Level:Â Scholarships are available to pursue PhD programme.
Available Subject:Â Scholarships are awarded to learn any of the courses offered by the university.
Scholarship Benefits:Â Funding of 800 EUR per month is awarded for up to six months. Scholarship holders with children receive an additional 400 EUR a month for the first child, plus 100 EUR for each additional child. In exceptional cases,Â funding can be extendedÂ for up to an additional six months.
Number of Scholarships:Â Humboldt-UniversitÃ¤t zu Berlin awards up to 24 Humboldt Research Track Scholarships each year. Half of these shall be awarded to women. Four scholarships shall be awarded to candidates with disabilities or chronic illnesses.
The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:
Outstanding Masterâ€™s students as well as graduates who plan to pursue their PhD at Humboldt-UniversitÃ¤t or â€“ if you graduated from Humboldt-UniversitÃ¤t â€“ at another university in Germany or abroad. To enable more prospective doctoral candidates with disabilities or chronic illnesses to prepare for a doctorate, applications from this target group will be given particular consideration.
Method of Application:
The application process for Research Track Scholarships takes place via anÂ online application portal. Applications will only be accepted via this portal, and the portal is only accessible during theÂ application period.
Applications can be submitted via the online application portal only. Applications must include the following documents:
- Completed online application form,
- Curriculum vitae (max. 2 pages),
- Sketch of your research proposal (max. 2.250 characters),
- Certificates of your academic degrees, including certified translations and/or, if applicable, transcripts (of grades) for courses attended,
- Letter of recommendationÂ from your Master thesis supervisor or from one of the instructors from your Masterâ€™s program,
- Expert reviewÂ of your PhD proposal by theÂ mentorÂ at Humboldt-UniversitÃ¤t you wish to work with during the funding period.
Scholarship Application Deadline:Â
The Humboldt Research Track Scholarships are awarded four times a year by theÂ Selection CommitteeÂ of the Institutional Strategy Funding Lines for Promoting Young Researchers. Application periods are
April 1 to MayÂ 15 for funding starting 1 August
June 1 to JulyÂ 15 for funding starting 1 October
September 1 to OctoberÂ 15 for funding starting 1 February
December 1 to JanuaryÂ 15 for funding starting 1 April.
For more info, visitÂ Scholarship Link