Weltkugel auf Geldscheinen

Support for research stays abroad

How do I finance a research stay abroad?
Weltkugel auf Geldscheinen
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Jena University supports you if you wish to arrange a stay abroad during the time of your doctorate. In the context of international research you acquire important scientific and cultural additional qualifications no matter whether you go abroad for a research activity, the participation at a conference or a workshop abroad.

Jena University encourages you to build important scientific and cultural skills within an international research context, which will increase your competitiveness in the later career choice as it may increase your occupational opportunities within as well as beyond academia.

While doing a doctorate at Jena University, the key contact person for a research stay abroad is your academic supervisor. Together with the supervisor, you can target a host university and decide on funding, supervision abroad as well as when a stay abroad would be useful and how long it should take. 

A stay abroad is an integrative component of many structured programmes and graduate schools at Jena University.

Funding at Jena University
Promotion of young talents (Begabtenförderungswerke)

The 13 organisations for the promotion of young talent (Begabtenförderungswerke) have scholarship opportunities for complete doctorates in Germany including research visits abroad if necessary.

  • During their research visit abroad doctoral candidates must be enrolled at a German university.
  • Doctoral candidates doing their complete doctorate abroad and doctoral candidates in the final stage of their doctorate are not eligible for scholarships.
  • There are foreign allowance supplements according to the country of your choice.
  • Please apply right at the beginning of your doctorate.
Other funding possibilities
Further information


Dr. Alexander Schwarzkopf