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Humboldt Research Fellowship Offers Scholarships 2021

  • Humboldt Research Fellowships are fully funded scholarships for international students. These scholarships are only offered for post doctoral studies. This fellowship includes a monthly fellowship of 3,150 EUR and additional financial support for accompanying family members and items.

    The research outline is carried out in cooperation with academic hosts at research institutions in Germany. Applicants choose their own topic of research and their host in Germany. Details of the research outline including information on the intended duration of the fellowship must be agreed with the intended host before applying. Short-term visits for study and training purposes or for attending conferences are not eligible for sponsorship.


    • Required Language: English or German
    • Eligible Countries: All world countries
    • Doctorate or comparable academic degree (PhD, CSc or equivalent) obtained no more than four years.
    • Academic publications reviewed according to international standards and printed in journals and/or by publishing houses.
    • Confirmation that research facilities are available, mentoring agreement and a detailed expert’s statement by an academic host at a research institution in Germany.
    • Expert reviews from the doctoral supervisor and another academic qualified to give well-founded comments on the applicant’s qualification preferably including reviewers not working at the applicant’s own institute.
    • Necessary language skills: humanities or social sciences and medicine: German, otherwise a good knowledge of English; natural sciences and engineering: good knowledge of German or English.
    • The Humboldt-Foundation assumes that candidates will abide the Rules of Good Scientific Practice and the legally-binding principles of scientific ethics during the application and sponsorship periods.

    Visit the official scholarship website.