Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - European Law School Network

DAAD- Graduate School Scholarship Programme

The doctoral programme “Unity and Diversity in the European Legal Area“ (EPEDER) at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin is currently accepting applications for fellowships starting in October 2019, or earlier. Scholarship holders will receive a monthly stipend from the “Graduate School Scholarship Programme“ of the DAAD.

1. Details

The scholarship award comprises:

  • a monthly stipend of EUR 1,200
  • a travel allowance based on your country of origin
  • a combined health, accident and liability insurance
  • a study and research allowance of EUR 460 per year
  • a rent and/or family allowance, if applicable

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

2. The application procedure

The DAAD scholarship holders will be identified by a two-step procedure. In step one, appropriate candidates are nominated for a DAAD scholarship by EPEDER as 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 takes the decision.

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.

As candidates must have lived in Germany for less than 15 months, international students with a non-German citizenship are strongly encouraged to apply.


3. Application deadline and tender

In the tender you can find more detailed information about application documents and other formal requirements. Please use this form for the letters of recommendation.

The application deadline is January 28, 2019.

The interview will probably take place on Monday 4th Februrary 2019 and can, if necessary be conducted via Skype. The candidates will be informed about an invitation the 1st Februrary 2019. In case of an invitation, the candidates  obtain a travel allowance about 100 Euro for travelling expenses.

Please click here for more information about the DAAD- Graduate School Scholarship Programme. Scholarship holders can get support from the International Scholar Services of the HU.

German students interested in the EPEDER please click here for further information.