Doctoral Scholarship from the Yousef Jameel Scholarship Fund at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Deadline: 15 July 2020
Open to: applicants with an academic degree and fulfill the requirements necessary for admission to a doctoral programme at the appropriate Humboldt Universität faculty
Benefits: the stipend awarded is EUR  1340.00 per month, plus materials expenses


With the support of the Yousef Jameel Scholarship Fund Humboldt-Universität annually awards two scholarships to doctoral candidates in the natural science fields of Informatics/ Computer Science, Mathematics, Biology/ Biomedicine, Chemistry, Physics, Geography and Agricultural Science.


  • Applicants must hold an academic degree and fulfil the requirements necessary for admission to a doctoral programme at the appropriate Humboldt Universität faculty.
  • The applicant must obtain admission to a doctoral programme (Promotionszulassung) before the scholarship’s starting date.
  • Very good written and spoken English as well as good German communications skills are required.
  • Applications will be considered from students of Arab countries and Turkey who credibly demonstrate their intent to return.
  • To increase the proportion of women at the university, applications from qualified women are particularly encouraged. Disabled persons will receive preference, assuming equal qualifications.


The scholarships are awarded for three years and commence on October, 1. The stipend awarded is EUR  1340 per month, plus materials expenses.

How to Apply?

Application Materials:

  • A cover letter detailing the intended field of study of the doctoral program, as well as the motivation of the applicant;
  • A CV and list of publications, if applicable;
  • An exposé including a detailed work plan for the three-year scholarship period (maximum ten pages);
  • Copies of academic records and references from previous employers, with certified German translations, if necessary;
  • An evaluation from the applicant’s PhD supervisor of the Humboldt-Universität.

Send Applications and Questions to:

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Research Service Centre
Yousef Jameel Scholarship
Unter den Linden 6
10099 Berlin

For more information, please visit the official web page.