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Humboldt Research Track Scholarship


Funding for Master’s students with strong research skills who plan to pursue a doctorate.

The Humboldt Research Track funding line is designed to support outstanding Master’s students from Humboldt-Universität who plan to pursue a doctorate. Graduates from other universities may also be funded if they pursue a doctorate at Humboldt-Universität. The program offers to fund for the transition phase between the end of a Master’s program and the beginning of a doctorate. Requirements for funding are excellent academic results and an original, high-quality proposal of the doctoral project. Applications may already be submitted during the Master’s studies, but funding can only start after graduation. The scholarship helps recipients to focus on the preparation for their doctorate.


  • The program offers funding of 800 EUR per month for a period of up to six months.

  • Selected scholars with children will receive an additional 400 EUR a month for the first child, plus 100 EUR for each additional child.

  • Funding for your PhD can be extended for up to an additional six months in exceptional cases


  • Applicants may be Master’s degree students and graduates from Humboldt Universität as well as from other universities

  • You must be an outstanding Master’s student planning to pursue a PhD at Humboldt-Universität

  • Applicants who graduated from Humboldt Universität may also apply to do a PhD at another university in Germany or abroad.

  • There is a special consideration for prospective doctoral candidates with disabilities or chronic illnesses.

  • Applicants must demonstrate excellent academic results and present a high-quality PhD proposal at the time of application


  • January 15, 2023

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