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Financial Support

The Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences is committed to funding doctoral students' research activities. Studying at the GESS is free of tuition fees. Admitted students are guaranteed three to five years of financial support depending on their chosen program and their academic performance. Furthermore, doctoral students with children receive additional financial support.

Financial assistance and scholarships are subject to the existing provisions and guidelines of the respective funding body and scholarship program.


    The GESS administers and provides an extensive range of scholarships (around 16,000 euro per year):

    Additional funding

    • Completion scholarships
    • Funding for research stays abroad for periods between 3 to 6 months
    • Funding for scientific experiments
    • Comprehensive travel support
    • Awards