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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).



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Particle and Astroparticle physics
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Event Calendar
30 Nov. 2020 to 04 Dec. 2020
Speaker: Yael Shadmi (Technion) ; Julio Parra-Martinez (Caltech) et al.
Location: Northwestern University
01 Dec. 2020 to 03 Dec. 2020
Speaker: Daniel Tavares (LNLS) ; Junqiang Zhang (Shanghai Advanced Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences) et al.
Location: Virtual Workshop via Zoom
02 Dec. 2020 to 04 Dec. 2020
Location: DESY Hamburg
Room: CSSB Auditorium
Today - 14:30
Location: DESY Hamburg
Room: build. 2a, SR2
03 Dec. 2020 - 14:15
Speaker: Miguel Montero (Harvard University)
03 Dec. 2020 - 15:30
04 Dec. 2020 - 13:30
Speaker: Nicolai Klemke
Location: CFEL, Gebäude 99
Room: Seminarraum V
04 Dec. 2020 - 14:00
Speaker: Lara Benfatto (Department of Physics, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy)
04 Dec. 2020 - 14:30
Speaker: Ingrid-Maria Gregor (DESY/Uni Bonn)
Location: Passcode: 97540703
Room: https://uni-hamburg.zoom.us/j/92293543262
07 Dec. 2020 to 09 Dec. 2020
Chaired by: Bernd Klein
Location: online
07 Dec. 2020 - 13:00
Speaker: Roman Schnabel (UHH) ; Dirk Gajewski et al.
Location: zoom
Room: https://uni-hamburg.zoom.us/j/92585721651?pwd=TlZkbnp3dHR3ZU5FaUFCaVF3WmZxUT09
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