Graduate Sponsorship

    "The Cusanuswerk assigns fellowships to particularly gifted students and doctoral candidates of catholic faith from all disciplines. Besides the funding the support entails an interdisciplinary training programme, which aims at encouraging debates on the roles of science and belief or society and the Church. The financial support includes an individually calculated monthly grant and a monthly standard payment toward the cost of study or research. If necessary, family allowances and contributions to child care are granted. Moreover, the Cusanuswerk funds internships, language courses and periods of study abroad. A large number of cross-disciplinary educational events and discussion groups provide non-material support."


    Target Group students and doctoral candidates of catholic faith with an excellent academic record, strong reflection skills and a commitment to standing up for the catholic faith and the Church
    Academic Requirements degree course or doctoral programme


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    • Students receive a monthly base amount of up to EUR 670, which is modelled after the BAföG grant and calculated depending on the income or assets of the candidate, the candidate's parents or spouse. In addition, a book allowance of EUR 300 per month is granted and family- and child allowances, if necessary.
    • Doctoral candidates receive a monthly stipend of EUR 1,050 per month regardless of parental income plus a research cost allowance of EUR 100 and child- and family allowances, if required.

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