To study a doctorate degree program in Germany, you will need to meet the general requirements for studying in Germany, as well as any specific requirements set by the institution or program you are applying to. In general, you will need to have:
- A strong academic background: Doctorate programs in Germany are typically highly competitive, so you will need to have a strong academic record in order to be considered for admission. This may include a bachelor’s degree or master’s degree in a related field, as well as a high GPA.
- Language proficiency: Most doctorate programs in Germany are taught in German, so you will need to demonstrate proficiency in the language. This typically involves taking a language exam, such as the TestDaF or DSH, or submitting proof that you have completed a certain level of German language instruction.
- A research proposal: Doctorate programs in Germany typically involve conducting original research, so you will need to submit a research proposal outlining your proposed project. This should include a clear research question, a review of the relevant literature, and a detailed plan for conducting the research.
- Letters of recommendation: Most doctorate programs in Germany will require you to submit letters of recommendation from professors or other academic advisors who can speak to your ability to complete a doctorate program.
- Health insurance: All international students in Germany are required to have health insurance coverage. You will need to show proof of coverage when you apply for your student visa.
- Visa: If you are not an EU/EEA citizen, you will need to apply for a student visa in order to study in Germany. This typically involves submitting proof of acceptance to a degree program, proof of sufficient financial resources, and a valid passport.
- Finances: You will need to have enough financial resources to cover the cost of tuition and living expenses during your time in Germany. This may involve demonstrating that you have access to funding through scholarships, grants, or personal savings.
Keep in mind that these are general requirements, and the specific requirements may vary depending on your nationality and the institution you are applying to. Be sure to check with the German embassy or consulate in your country for the most up-to-date information.
The Jeff Schell Fellowship 2023
The Jeff Schell Fellowships for Agricultural Science is aimed at assisting Masters and Ph.D. students from scientific disciplines including data science or natural science with research having a direct and significant impact on the crop science industry.
The Bayer Foundation´s Fellowships are designed to assist students who wish to gain additional training abroad by enhancing their existing study programs, such as MSc and Ph.D. For students that are based outside Germany, their fellowship period must be spent in Germany, while students based in Germany are expected to undertake their fellowship outside Germany.
The Bayer Foundation offers three fellowships (Jeff Schell Fellowship, Otto Bayer Fellowship, and Carl Duisberg Fellowships) to enhance existing study programs by providing necessary financing for international funding, which will be complimentary to their current or future scientific studies.
Fellowships cannot, however, be undertaken at commercial/industrial organizations.
The target group for the fellowship covers all students enrolled for Master or Ph.D. in Crop Science or for students pursuing a research project in that field.
Bachelor students and post-doctoral researchers are not eligible for this fellowship.
The scholarship guideline is available here.
Successful applicants will undertake the fellowship for durations of between two weeks to six months.
Successful applicants will be eligible for funding of up to 10,000 euros.
Application period and important fellowship dates
The next application period will be from 13th February 2023 – 10th April 2023.
Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their fellowship application by 12th June 2023.
Fellowship must commence between 10th July 2023 and 30th June 2024.
To find out more about the grant and to fill out the necessary application forms, you may visit the official fellowship website.
- All applications are to be made in English
- All applications must be made and submitted via the online portal. Applications sent via email or letters will not be considered.
- Applicants are only allowed to apply once per call. In the case of multiple submissions, all submissions will be rejected.
Applications can only be made through the official fellowship digital portal which will only be made available during the application period.
Send all questions to the official email at: [email protected]