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Types of financing

Doctoral candidates can receive funding through fellowships or employment as research assistants. The tuition fees at Universität Hamburg are fully covered by the German government, only an administrative fee will have to be paid per semester (6 months). The fee varies each semester between € 290 -350. The fee includes a public transport ticket for Hamburg.

Contract as a research assistant at Universität Hamburg or at DESY

The salary for research assistants is approximately 1800 € (pre-tax, this corresponds to 50% TVL 13, the collective wage agreement). You can find detailed information about open positions on the websites of the various research groups. If there are no open positions, please get in touch with your desired research group. Click here for the research team overview.

Information on scholarships

Hamburg University´s guide to doctoral funding.

Hamburg University's short term stipends for international doctoral researchers.

Scholarship database of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).



Chu Wang
Infection and Structural Biology
Christian Nweze
Photon Science / Nanoscience
Florian Christie
Daniel Marx
Event Calendar
08 May. 2020 to 01 Dec. 2020
Chaired by: Hans-Christian Wille
06 Jul. 2020 to 10 Jul. 2020
Speaker: Dr. BEHNKE, Olaf, Prof. BARLOW, Roger
Today - 11:00
Speaker: Philipp Englert (DESY Hamburg)
Today - 15:00
Speaker: Ivan Sobolev
Location: SR2
Today - 15:00
Speaker: Ivan Sobolev
Location: Gebäude 2A, Seminarraum 2
08 Jul. 2020 to 09 Jul. 2020
Location: Seminar Room BAH1,ground floor, building 3
08 Jul. 2020 14:30
Location: build. 2a, SR2
10 Jul. 2020 11:00
Speaker: Charlotte Uetrecht (Heinrich Pette Institute, Leibniz Institute for Experimental Virology, European XFEL, CSSB)
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