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Call for Applications: Doctoral Fellowship

Funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)


The Scholarship 

Scholarship holders will receive a grant from the “Graduate School Scholarship Programme“ (GSSP) of the DAAD. The scholarship award comprises:

  • A monthly grant of 1,200 EUR
  • A travel allowance based on your country of origin
  • A combined health, accident and liability insurance
  • A study and research allowance
  • A rent and/or family allowance, if applicable
  • A German language course


The scholarship is awarded for a period of up to three years contingent upon the successful completion of each year. Under exceptional circumstances an extension for one more year may be possible.


Applicants must hold a Diploma or a Master’s degree in Law. In exceptional cases, graduates with degrees from related fields may be considered.

Key selection criterion is the quality of the research proposal, how well it falls in with the overall thematic agenda of the doctoral programme, its innovative potential and its likeliness to contribute to existing research. More information about the graduate progamme and its thematic agenda can be found on our homepage

Application Deadline 
There is no specific deadline. Applications can be submitted at any time.
Application Details

The DAAD scholarship holders will be selected through a two-step procedure. In step one, appropriate candidates are nominated for a DAAD scholarship by DynamInt, the hosting programme. In step two, the nominees (2 for each place) submit an online application with supporting documentation via the DAAD portal and the DAAD selection board will make the decision

For step one please submit the following documents in German or English as one PDF file to dynamint@rewi.hu-berlin.de 

  1. Letter of motivation specifying your academic and professional interests, your current goals, study and career plans. Furthermore, explain why you deem our doctoral programme appropriate for your particular background (not exceeding 1,000 words)


  1. Curriculum Vitae - with full contact details and information on your educational background and professional experience, publications and language skills


  1. Research proposal of the planned dissertation project, including a short abstract and a work schedule listing planned periods and destinations of research or field trips (not exceeding 5 pages)


  1. Two letters of recommendation, each by a university professor from your home university, issued during the last two years. Please use the DAAD form, which and can be accessed here (https://www.daad.de/medien/deutschland/stipendien/formulare/recommendation.pdf).

    The letters of recommendation can be submitted after the application deadline. 


  1. Certificates or translated documents:
  • School leaving certificate (College, GSEC etc.) qualifying for admission to higher education in your home country
  • Certificate of an academic degree in Law
  • Transcripts of records: Certificates of annual examinations taken at the home university
  1. Language certificates:
  • English (TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge, etc. or English-taught degree)
  • German (DSD, Goethe Institut, TELC, etc. or German-taught degree); some knowledge of the German language is hghly recommended but can also be improved in the period up to the start of the scholarship.
  1. Any documents certifying completed practical work (internships etc.)
  1. A list of publications (if applicable) 


  • At the time of application, candidates must not have lived in Germany for longer than 15 months
  • The last final examination for the highest university degree (usually the Master's degree) should not have taken place more than six years ago