Advice Centers: Finances

Completion of a doctorate may take three to four years, or in some cases a little longer. During this time, doctoral students will be faced not only with having to meet daily cost of living expenses but in most cases also additional costs incurred by their research. Help with financial planning and information on possible supplementary funding sources can be found here. You can find information on scholarship opportunities in the portal for young researchers and on the Student Services pages (in German). Further advice on scholarships is available on the Research and Technology Transfer page under National Funding Institutions.

Enrolled doctoral students registered at a German home address can also obtain advice on KfW loans and on assistance in financial emergencies from the Studierendenwerk.

Counselling services and support services are also available from the AStA/General Student Committee (for enrolled students only), from the Protestant University Chaplaincy and the Catholic University Chaplaincy (in German).

Advice on scholarships for stays abroad or for foreign doctoral students who would like to prepare their dissertation or complete a research stay at the JGU can be obtained from the International Office.