State Graduate Funding from State Funds for Winterer Semester 2019/20 (Expired)

Every semester, the University of Greifswald awards scholarships, subject to the availability of funds, to particularly highly-qualified junior academics, preparing to do their doctorates, and in accordance with the Landesgraduiertenförderungsgesetzes (Act on State Graduate Funding) of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

Five new scholarships are expected to be available (subject to budgetary regulations) for Winter Semester 2019/20.

There is no legal right to funding. 

The basic scholarship amounts to 1,100.00 euros. If students fulfil the corresponding requirements, they may receive a family supplement of 150.00 euros for the first child and 100.00 euros for every other child.

University of Greifswald
Legal Services Office / Electoral Office / Scholarships Unit
Domstraße 58a
17489 Greifswald

Tel.: +49 3834 420 1357
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Application Deadline for Winter Semester 2019/20

The application documents for initial applications should be submitted in both written (one copy) and digital (PDF) form by the 31/07/2019 to: 

University of Greifswald
Legal Services Office / Electoral Office / Scholarships Unit
Domstraße 58a
17489 Greifswald

Important Note:

Only applications that were submitted before the deadline and have been filled in completely will be processed!


Information for Applicants

Please make sure to take note of the following information concerning your application. 

1. Required Documents

The following documents must be submitted in both written and electronic (PDF) form (one copy each):

  • Application form
  • Tabular curriculum vitae CV
  • Legally attested copy of university certificate
  • If applicable, list of marks or proof of other academic achievements
  • Description of project/concept
  • Supervisor’s assessment
  • Second assessment from a further member of University teaching staff (professor)
  • Confirmation of acceptance as a doctoral candidate
  • Proof of enrolment as a doctoral student
  • If applicable, birth certificates of children and request form for family supplement


Applications must be made using the form that can be downloaded below (or click here). An overview of the required application documents can be found on the application form.
The doctoral project must be planned so that it can be completed successfully within the usual funding period of two years. The Legal Services/Electoral/Scholarships Office will be able to provide you with the required application forms and further details and answer your questions. 

2. Requirements for Allocation of a Scholarship

Requirements for the Allocation of a Scholarship are e.g. :

  • Successfully completed university degree with well above average marks, which qualifies the student for commencing doctoral studies
  • Acceptance as a doctoral candidate at the relevant faculty and academic supervision from two professors at the University of Greifswald, or one of the tertiary education institutions belonging to the State of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, and enrolment as a doctoral student at the Greifswald University.
  • The planned scientific project must be expected to make an important contribution to research or contribution to the improvement of the industrial competitiveness of the State.
3. Exclusion from Funding

Funding is not possible, if the applicant or prospective recipient of the scholarship

  • has already obtained a doctorate,
  • has already received funding for the same project,
  •  already receives or has already received funding for another doctoral project,
  • is currently in training or a traineeship, that is not going to be interrupted,
  • is currently employed, unless it is a job that is compatible with the funding and has a very limited workload (within the University 10 hours/week, outside the University 5 hours/week).
4. Request for Extension

If you request an extension of the scholarship, a work report must be presented to the awarding committee by the 31/07/2019, which gives details of the work achieved and time needed for the work so far and a work and time plan for addressing problems that have not yet been solved; as well as a statement from the supervisor, which evaluates the scholarship recipient’s achievements up to now and assesses the likelihood of completion within the regular funding period. These Documents are to be sent to: 

University of Greifswald
Legal Services Office / Electoral Office / Scholarships Unit
Domstraße 58a
17489 Greifswald 

Please note:

Extensions of funding will not be permitted without presentation of a work report. The grant certificate makes reference to the corresponding legal regulations.