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Offers at the University of Lübeck

Here you can find a list of scholarship possibilities and links to further information.

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You are searching a scholarship? With "Stipendienlotse" the Bundesministierum für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) has created an interactive platform to find a suitable scholarship by your criteria. A extensive database of scholarships is provided to browse all sorts of scholarships and scholarship related information, such as: training-stages, fields of study or regions. The Stipendienlotse is a central point of interest regarding national and international scholarships in private and public domain.


The Webportal mystipendium helps to find scholarships for students and doctoral candidates. With the assistance of a database with more than 2,100 entries for funding and a total value of 610 million €, every user will only see the offers for scholarships or international scholarships which fit to their profile. Furthermore the portal provides numerous articles on the issue of scholarship applications scholarship applications as well as templates for the own application.


The portal EURAXESS informs and advises international scientists, who wish to come to Germany or go abroad to conduct research. Here you can find information on funding, vacancies, social insurance, taxes and further topics regarding the mobility of scientists. This offer is free of charge.


International students can apply for scholarships at numerous institutions. The extensive DAAD scholarship database for foreign students, graduates and acamdemics offers a wide range of scholarships and additional Information to help them with their application.


Doctoral scholarship for advanced medical doctoral candidates at DZHK Lübeck

The DZHK- (Deutsches Zentrum für Herz-Kreislauf-Forschung / German Centre for Cardiovascular Research) Lübeck awards 3 scholarships to advanced doctoral students in medicine. Purpose of the scholarship is to ensure a follow-up financing of the research of advanced students, who already have worked successfully for a year or more in a workgroup or an Institute of a DZJK-PI (-Principal Investigator) in Lübeck and want to be practically engaged at least half a year longer. The goal is to enable medical doctoral candidates, who have already shown special scientific commitment and whose work can benefit significantly by another six months of practical work, to bring their work to a satisfactory conclusion. It is also possible to award the scholarship to particularly dedicated medical doctoral candidates, who currently want to start a new research project at the DZHK site.

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Maternity Leave Stipends

To encourage and facilitate the reintegration of women scientists after maternity leave or extended parental leave (Elternzeit), the DZIF Academy offers maternity leave stipends that allow part-time or full-time reintegration of DZIF PIs or employees in DZIF-funded projects.
In addition to the Maternity Leave Stipend, the DZIF also offers flexible funds for technicians to support pregnant women as well as young mothers or fathers in DZIF projects or infrastructures during their full or part time parental leave.  For more information about funds for technicians, please contact the Academy.

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RISE Germany – Research Internships in Science and Engineering

- Docotorades internship for practical research training in Germany

To promote the student exchange in nature-, life- and engineering sciences between North America altoghether with Great Britain and Germany, the DAAD provides the opportunity to make an application for an employment as a foreign scientific internship for doctorades on german universities.

Bachelors students from North America and Britain are supposed to assist the doctorades at their experimental work within a 3-month sojourn in Germany.

The promotion counts for the follwing areas of expertise: Biology, Life sciences, Chemics, Physics, Earth- and Engineering sciences.

All Information and the application documents are prepared for a online access and can be found at


Scholarships for graduates

In order to promote young scientists, the state Schleswig-Holstein awards scholarships for graduates to perform their dissertation. The requirements for such a scholarship are a completed Universities‘ degree in a related field of the dissertation topic as well as a graduation not older than one year and an above-average study-performance.

The amount of the scholarship is 900 €. If the certain conditions are fulfilled, you can gain a child supplement as well.
Applications must be submitted to the Central University Administration of the University of Lübeck and can be made at any time.

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