Information and Advisory Services

General Information and Advisory Services at the University of Bremen

The International Office of the University of Bremen provides advice on how to obtain funding for research and teaching projects, as well as for research sojourns abroad: research and teaching abroad (IO)
You will also find information on options to finance stays abroad on these slides [PDF] (394 KB) (up-dated on 23/04/2014).

The Graduate Center/ProUB provides individual advise for international candidates on formalities and process of the PhD project. We also organise workshops in English language especially for doctoral researchers and regular international PhD students' meetings.

The Welcome Centre is the place for international researchers who seek advice, support and services regarding their stay in Bremen. It offers different events and excursions every semester and weekly tea & coffee meetings for socializing.

Stipends and Grants

BremenIDEA International Doctoral Education Action

The program BremenIDEA is promoted by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). From 2015 to 2017 will be announced to support the mobility of doctoral candidates. 

Doctoral researchers of the University of Bremen can receive funding for stays up to 3 months at international research institutions. Professors of the university of Bremen can invite Master students for internships or short stays to get to know prospective doctoral candidates personally.


The "Scholarship database" maintained by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is a useful tool for those in search of sources of finance to fund their studies. The various opportunities for financial support offered by the DAAD, funding foundations and other institutions often make it possible for international post graduates to study for their PhD at the University of Bremen.


The online database "scholarshipportal" contains information on how to obtain scholarships and grants from universities and other sources all over Europe. Information can be accessed by using search criteria according to discipline, country of origin and destination country. The site contains details of calls and application procedures.


Within the context of the ERASMUS-Program doctoral students of the University of Bremen can apply for part-time lectureships at ERASMUS partner universities. A condition is that they are already involved in teaching at the University of Bremen. The teaching takes place within the context of regular teaching at the partner university and, as a rule, the time spent abroad is 1-2 weeks. The International Office of the University of Bremen will be pleased to provide further information and details of conditions and funding amounts.

Binational doctorate (cotutelle de thèse)

A binational doctorate (cotutelle de thèse) allows doctoral researcher to complete a joint doctorate at two universities in two different countries based on research undertaken at both universities. More information...