The Brandenburg University of Technology (BTU) Cottbus-Senftenberg is pleased to announce the availability of PhD scholarships starting in January 2018. The successful candidates will receive a monthly scholarship of 1,100 euros for a period of up to 36 months.This scholarship program has the sole objective of promoting innovative cutting-edge research projects.
The Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus–Senftenberg was founded in 1991 and is a technical university in Brandenburg, Germany with campuses in Cottbus and Senftenberg.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing PhD/doctoral progarmme.
Study Subject: The call for applications is open to projects from all academic disciplines supervised by a professor at BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg.
Scholarship Award: The successful candidates will receive a monthly scholarship of 1,100 euros (without family allowance).
Scholarship can be taken in Germany
Eligibility: Doctoral/PhD students who receive a GradV-scholarship are required to enrol at BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg as students
Nationality: German students are eligible to apply.
College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirement: Applicants must have previous degree.
How to Apply: The complete application has to be submitted in a single PDF file via email to the Graduate Research School (GRS): researchschool-at-b-tu.de. Application documents:
(a) Cover letter (to be addressed to the President of BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg, Prof. Dr.- Ing. Jörg Steinbach, Platz der Deutschen Einheit 1, 03046 Cottbus); please specify in your cover letter whether you wish to apply for a Ph.D./doctoral scholarship (36 months) or short-term scholarship (usually up to six months).
(b) Form “Declaration concerning the scholarship” incl. the following annexes (see p. 8 of the form):
- Letter of motivation (to be addressed to the GradV-Awarding-Commission of BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg)
- CV (incl. list of your own publications if applicable)
- Letter of acceptance from supervisor
Research proposal that …
Presents the research interest in a comprehensible way,
Presents the structure of the research project and stresses the background of the issue,
Contains a concise working plan until the completion of the doctorate/Ph.D.,
And gives more information about the current state of research and your own preparatory works.
- Copies of transcripts and degrees (bachelor, master)
- Proof of admission to the doctoral studies
- Copy of residence permission (if applicable)
- Copy of notice from the municipal family office (if applicable)
(c) A report by the prospective supervisor and an additional report by another professor; both reports shall make reference to the applicant’s potential as doctoral/PhD candidate and the content of the research project; the applicant and the prospective supervisor have to request the second report by themselves
Application Deadline: The deadline for applications is August 31, 2017.