Contact & Service

Graduate Center

Mirjam Heetkamp

  • Phone: +49 221-8275-3062

Funding Opportunities

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Funding programs for young scientific researchers contribute to a substantial improvement in the conditions for postgraduate studies. Therefore, TH Köln also offers an internal support program in addition to information on the external funding options

Internal Funding Opportunities

Further information and applications for the internal funding programs can be obtained from the links below or on request from Graduate Center.

+Travel grants for conferences

Within the scope of the promotion of young researchers, TH Köln awards financial support for a better network within the Scientific Community. If you give a speech at a conference within your doctoral program, you are able to apply for an allowance of travel costs up to 500 € per year. You will need a supervision agreement for the application and contact the service desk of Graduate Center.

+Grants for publications

TH Köln offers publication allowances for print costs regarding a publication in a journal or your dissertation thesis. A condition for making such request is either to be enrolled at TH Köln and a university for the doctorate procedure, or to be employed by TH Köln as a research assistant. You can get further information concerning travel grants at the Graduate Center service desk or directly at the department of Planning and Controlling (

+Proofreading service

All doctoral candidates have the opportunity to send their abstracts for proofreading to qualified translators of TH Köln. The most important prerequisite for using this service, is either to be enrolled at TH Köln and a university for the doctorate procedure, or to be employed by TH Köln as a research assistant. If there is interest, just contact the Graduate Center service desk of TH Köln.

External Funding Opportunities

+Booklet with scholarships for doctoral candidates

In the following booklet "Promotion of junior scientists - Promotional - and postdoctoral program", you can find, next to the most important information about funding possibilities and preconditions for several programs, a contact person and a corresponding link to a homepage with further information. The booklet was created by Graduate Center of TH Köln and offers a broad overview about multiple funding opportunities for junior scientists.

+DAAD - scholarships

International students can apply for scholarships at numerous institutions. The extensive DAAD scholarship database for foreign students, graduates and acamdemics offers a wide range of scholarships and additional Information to help them with their application.