PIER Helmholtz Graduate School

A Graduate Education Program of Universität Hamburg in Cooperation with DESY

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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).



Giovanni Rabuffo
Giovanni Rabuffo
Theoretical Physics
Phillip Witthöft
Phillip Witthöft
Markus Ebert
Markus Ebert
Particle and Astroparticle Physics
Nele Müller
Nele Müller
Photon Science
Event Calendar
26 Jun. 2018 11:00
Speaker: Frederick Depta
26 Jun. 2018 15:00
Speaker: Emmanuel Stamou (Chicago)
Location: SR 2
27 Jun. 2018 14:30
Speaker: Ibrahim Akal (DESY)
Location: build. 2a, SR2
28 Jun. 2018 13:00
Speaker: Suvi-Leena Lehtinen
Location: Gebäude 3, BAH1
28 Jun. 2018 14:00
Speaker: Hong-Guang Duan
Location: building 99, seminarroom O1.111
29 Jun. 2018 09:30
Chaired by: Jutta Schwarz
Location: SR IV, building 99
29 Jun. 2018 14:00
Speaker: Francesca Calegari (DESY & University of Hamburg, Germany)
Location: CFEL SR I-III (Bldg. 99)
29 Jun. 2018 15:00
Speaker: Björn Arndt
Location: Gebäude 3,Raum BAH1
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