Application and Funding


There are three ways in which prospective doctoral students can join the GIGA Doctoral Programme:

  • Students wishing to work full-time on their dissertation project can apply as a fellow. Please note that the deadline of the call for prospective doctoral students to join the programme on 1 October 2017 has expired. The next call for fellows will be published by the end of 2017.
  • Researchers already working in third party-funded projects at the GIGA can join the doctoral programme as an associate.
  • Doctoral students who are not affiliated with the GIGA can join the doctoral programme temporarily as a visiting doctoral researcher. The requirements and application procedures can be found on our website.

Doctoral students at the GIGA receive their funding from different sources. We provide potential applicants with a list of foundations and institutions that offer scholarships for doctoral students. We encourage all prospective doctoral students to inform themselves about third party-funding opportunities before applying to the GIGA. The final admission to the programme is dependent upon the applicant’s ability to provide proof of funding by the starting date.