DAAD Graduate School Scholarships, Germany

Expires on: 05/12/2024


DAAD Graduate School Scholarships: Seize the opportunity to pursue a Ph.D. at the Leibniz Graduate School on Aging and Age-Related Diseases (LGSA) with the prestigious DAAD Graduate School Scholarships (GSSP). This joint program of the Leibniz Institute on Aging – Fritz Lipmann Institute (FLI) and Friedrich Schiller University (FSU) in Jena offers an international postgraduate program focusing on diverse research areas in aging and age-related diseases. Apply now to become part of a vibrant research community and receive comprehensive support for your academic and professional development.

LGSA, belonging to the Leibniz Association, offers an international postgraduate program to outstanding students. The program integrates research groups working on various aspects of aging and age-related diseases. Scholarship recipients benefit from interdisciplinary training, language classes, and mentorship. The program language is English, fostering a global research perspective.


International students with a master’s degree or equivalent in natural sciences (e.g., Biology, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Physics, and Chemistry) are eligible. Applicants should have excellent academic marks, not have resided in Germany for more than fifteen months before nomination, and preferably graduated within the last six years.

How to Apply

For detailed application guidelines, visit LGSA Application Guidelines. The three-stage selection procedure involves a general recruitment interview, individual PIs interviews, and a research proposal submission. The LGSA will nominate suitable candidates for the GSSP scholarship in step 3.

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