International Student Office

DAAD Contact Grants for International Doctoral Candidates

The University of Oldenburg aims to strengthen its international ties and to increase the number of international doctoral candidates. In line with this, scholarships financed by the Scholarship and Supervision Program for International Doctoral Candidates of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) will be awarded for stays of international doctoral candidates between 2016 and 2018 by the Graduate Academy and the International Student Office.

The supported doctoral candidates must be registered doctoral students at one of the partner universities of the University of Oldenburg (e.g. via Memorandum of Understanding; Student Exchange Agreement; agreement-based research cooperations) and need to be integrated into a research group. The duration of the stay should be between one and six months. The stay should take place in 2018. 

International doctoral candidates may apply for these scholarships with the following documents:

  1. Application form
  2. A CV
  3. A supportive statement of the supervisor at the home university
  4. A letter of the research group at the University of Oldenburg outlining the (planned) involvement of the international doctoral candidate in the group. To be specific, the scientific and practical involvement of the doctoral candidate in the group as well as an approximate schedule for the research stay should be described.


The application deadline for research stays in 2018 is December 5th, 2017.

The intended stay may, at the earliest, commence one month after the application deadline, the monthly grants for the stay amounts to 950 EUR.

Applications should be sent as a single pdf-file to: r.behrens(at)





Roman Behrens
Room: A12 2-206
Phone: +49(0)441 798-4266
E-mail: r.behrens(at)

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