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Application documents for a completion scholarship for completing your dissertation

Following application documents must be submitted in duplicate (printed and originally signed by post or personal and as PDF by e-mail):

1. Application form originally signed by the applicant 

2. Description of your dissertation project: maximum of twelve pages, including an account of your previous academic work and work for your dissertation project you have accomplished so far as well as a schedule and plan for completing it

3. Letters of recommendation from two professors, junior professors, or other persons authorized to supervise dissertation projects. At least one of them must be a faculty member of the University of Freiburg. The letters of recommendation must be originally signed and sent directly to the International Graduate Academy (IGA) by the reviewer

4. Curriculum vitae (CV)

5. A copy of your university examination certificates (intermediate examination certificates/ Bachelor certificate)

6. A copy of your university diploma (Master certificate or similar)

7. If applicable, a copy of any documents providing evidence of academic achievements, relevant practical experience, and qualifications earned at or outside of the university


Following documents must be submitted by post / personal in the case of the commitment for a completion scholarship prior to the start of the scholarship

8. A copy of your certificate of acceptance as a doctoral candidate from your home faculty. Please note: The procedure may take up to six months, depending on the meeting dates of the examination committee!

9. Declaration of Income in Lieu of Oath

10. For child allowance: A copy of the birth certificate of your child(ren) and the family registration certificate not in copy


Please send all application documents to:

(one pdf version/file per e-mail)


University of Freiburg

Freiburg Research Services

International Graduate Academy

Linda Schmidt


79085 Freiburg


(printed and originally signed)

Please note: We can only accept your application and pass it on to the commissions for review if it contains all of the documents listed above. Please contact us in cases of any uncertainty before submitting your application.