PhD Positions at Leipzig University

  • PHD
  • Financial support
  • 15 November 2021

The University awards positions for doctoral candidates usually twice annually. Successful applicants are employed as research assistants at Leipzig University. This financial support is available for a maximum of three years.

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  • The applicant should be sufficiently qualified.
  • The Graduate Commission will consider how well the proposal aligns with structured doctoral qualification programmes, such as at the Research Academy Leipzig"), with our strategic research profile, or with other special areas of research at the University.

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Financial support.


  • Have your supervising professor or junior professor submit a written application for a position for a doctoral candidate (referred to in German as a Doktorandenförderplatz). The application should be handed in to the Vice-Rectorate for Research and Young Academics.
  • The Vice-Rectorate will then review your application.
  • The Graduate Commission decides on the allocation of positions for doctoral candidates.

Please address your application to:

Professor Erich Schröger
Vice-Rector for Research and Young Academics
Chair of the Graduate Commission

Ritterstraße 26, room 314
04109 Leipzig

Funding can be requested for a maximum of three years. The application must specify the period for which the position is being requested.

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