Funding Programmes

Quite a few German funding organisations provide scholarships and other funding resources for research stays abroad in the scope of a doctorate. In addition, you can apply for scholarships for research purposes in many possible destination countries. Here you will find an overview on the most important funding programmes.

Internal Funding

ERASMUS+ Programme

Doctoral students can receive an Erasmus+ grant for a research stay at a European partner university. The minimum stay would be 3 months, maximum 12 months. Please get in touch with the International Office for further information.

Funding programme for young researchers

Leuphana University encourages young researchers to improve their academic skills and supports the active participation in international conferences and workshops or summer schools abroad. For further information please contact the Graduate School.


External Funding

BMBF Scholarship database

The Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) also provides a database (in German). BMBF database