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Honours Programme for Future Researchers

Students in Jena city
Image: Christoph Worsch (University of Jena)

The Honours Programme is about giving talented and research-oriented students from all disciplines a deeper insight into research processes during their studies, enabling them to participate in the scientific community, and preparing them for a scientific career. Students apply together with a supervisor and their own small research project.

The Honours Programme consists of three components: individual support provided by the Honours mentoring, key qualifications and interdisciplinary exchange in the Honours workshops, and financial support provided via the Honours funds.

The funding is initially granted for one year and can be extended for another year. However, the individual funding period also depends on the status of the studies. Answers to some typical questions about the funding period can be found here [pdf, 51 kb] [pdf, 51 kb] de.

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Information on the idea and goals of the Honours Programme
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Structure of the programme and events
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Overview of the selected students and their projects
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Current call for applications
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Image: Christoph Worsch (University of Jena)
Welcome to 67 new Honours students!
67 new students were admitted to the Honours Programme in July 2022.
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Gewinner:innen Hochschulwettbewerb 2022
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Honours students win in nationwide "University Competition in the Science Year 2022: "Participate!"
Two winners of this year's University Competition are students in the Honours Programme: Congratulations to Emilia Henkel and Tom Haufschild! The implementation of their projects, that build a bridge between society and science, will be funded with 10,000€ each.
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Here is what Honours Students say about the Programme

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