Funding for PhD Students

No tuition fees are payable while studying in the program at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. The US-American departments reduce the tuition fees. The program will support its doctoral candidates applying for grants and open fellowships in order to gain access to diverse models of funding to cover living expenses. Moreover, the PhD-Net guarantees full access to the academic infrastructures at all participating institutions and provides workspace, including computer facilities, on the premises of the Humboldt Graduate School.

Supervision and Mentoring

Besides a primary dissertation advisor at the home institution, a secondary supervisor and/or a mentor is assigned to each candidate during his/her stay abroad. The designated mentor provides independent advice on the student's intellectual and personal development, and he/she counsels the student on issues of personal and career development as well as on possible further exploration of new »academic terrain«.

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