Scholarships and Funding for PhD Students and Young Researchers

This page provides information on study options for PhD students and young researchers, including stays at universities abroad and other academic institutions. It also contains links to several sources of supplementary funding for stays at universities abroad. You may also find useful the offer of summer school courses for the less busy summer months. contains offers of research positions for researchers seeking further career development. The job offers are from German-speaking countries – Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

The site provides information on study and employment opportunities and is focused especially on assisting young researchers (including those still studying) from Central and Eastern Europe. It also contains information on upcoming international events – conferences, workshops and summer schools for young researchers, whose participation is grant-supported or is free of charge (or subject to a nominal fee). The site also provides a guide to submitting applications for scholarships and study stays, including a sample CV, motivation letter, research proposal, etc.


EURAXESS is a European Commission portal where companies and research institutes can post research job vacancies free of charge and users have free access to offers of research jobs and funding opportunities in Europe. EURAXESS is also a Europe-wide network initiated by the European Commission. EURAXESS Czech Republic has two service centres and eight regional contact points located in different research institutions and universities in the Czech Republic, to which research workers can address their inquiries. The Prague contact is Viktória Bodnárová, +420 739 329 857,

Centre for International Services

Scholarships for study stays abroad on the basis of intergovernmental agreements and other scholarships for university students, including offers for PhD students.

EMBO - Life Sciences Mobility Portal

The European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) - Life Sciences Mobility Portal provides information on funding, training and jobs for European life scientists as well as those from other countries who are considering research opportunities in Europe. The portal is specially designed for their needs and is complementary to the European Commission's Researchers in Motion portal.

Find a PhD

The portal features an extensive database containing an up-to-date list of opportunities for PhD students. The offers are from universities within the EU.

Get Scholarship - Beasiswa

A site for students and anybody interested in study stays, funding, scholarships or professional positions. The server displays offers for undergraduate and postgraduate students, PhD students and postdocs.

IEFA International Financial Aid and College Scholarship Search

IEFA is a major information search tool for financial aid, scholarships, study stays, grants and scientific awards. It offers a user-friendly interface allowing searches according to field of study, target country and type of information sought. Registration is free. Besides giving access to detailed information, the site also offers users the option of receiving up-to-date news relating to a specific field of study.

International Scholarships and Financial Aid

This database contains offers of study stays, study opportunities and financial assistance for students of higher education institutions, PhD students and postdocs.

Science Careers

Science Careers is a site containing employment offers in industry, academia and government institutions for qualified scientists. It provides an overview of all information sought by scientists about career development opportunities and serves as a tool for employers, helping them select suitable candidates effectively. Access to offers is free for all site users. The site is divided into the following sections: job opportunities, funding for scientific projects, conferences, workshops and other events; it also contains a magazine about issues related to scientific careers.

Scholarshipnet - Scholarship, Postdoc and Grants information Listings

Scholarshipnet compiles offers of international scholarships and postdoctoral programmes. The periodically updated site also presents offers of fellowships, funding, information on prizes awarded, and details of summer schools. The offers are divided into 4 categories: undergraduate, postgraduate, postdoctoral, and non-degree. Scholarshipnet provides information on programmes and events worldwide, though the main focus is on European (particularly Western European) offers.

DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft/German Research Foundation)

MPG (Max-Planck-Gesellschaft/Max Planck Society)

Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung/ Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft Deutscher Forschungszentren/

Helmholtz Association of National Research Centres

DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst/ German Academic Exchange Service

ERA-MORE - The European Network of Mobility Centers

(The European Researcher´s Mobility Portal)

BAYHOST (Das Bayerische Hochschulzentrum für Mittel-, Ost- und Südosteuropa) - support for cooperation between Bavarian universities and the countries of Central, Eastern and South-eastern Europe: offer of PhD scholarships.

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