Scholarships for Doctoral Candidates

Scholarships Awarded on the Basis of the Hamburg Promotion of Scientific and Artistic Talent Act

Hamburg University of Technology awards scholarships on the basis of the Hamburgisches Gesetz zur Förderung des wissenschaftlichen und künstlerischen Nachwuchses (HmbNFG), to give it its German name. Scholarships are awarded to especially qualified doctoral candidates who are preparing for or in the process of writing their doctoral dissertation at TU Hamburg, if the project seems likely to make a major contribution towards research.

The scholarship amounts to 1200 € per month. Childcare supplement amounts to 154 €. Special allowances for travel expenses and material costs may be granted upon request.

Scholarships can be granted as basic scholarships or completion scholarships. A scholarship will initially be granted for one year.

Details are send to all institutes at TU Hamburg in regular intervals and published on this site.

Applicants can find out more by reading the Act, the Regulations (both in German) and the Instructions carefully. Please note that only the German version, which is also available, is legally valid.

Further information available at

Graduiertenakademie für Technologie und Innovation
Am Schwarzenberg-Campus 2 (B)
21073 Hamburg

Dr. Krista Schölzig     T 040 42878-4337     E
Lara Walkling             T 040 42878-3752     E  

Documents for Download

Current Call for Applications


Application Form Basic Scholarship

Application Form Completion Scholarship

Form Details on Income


Legally Binding Regulations:

Act HmbNFG (in German only)

Regulations HmbNFVO (in German only)