Criteria for awarding GGG scholarships

The GGG executive board grants financial assistance based on an applicant’s academic potential and chances of success, as well as after evaluating the person’s needs. The board also takes into account the intersectional interaction of various dimensions of diversity (in particular gender, balancing family and academia, internationality, social background, as well as disability or chronic illness).

Income Limit for the GGG Family oriented Completion Grant and the GGG Completion Grant for International PhD students:
For single persons, any income (including parental allowance, child allowance, etc.) above the average net income is deducted from the scholarship. For doctoral candidates with a partner, the family income is taken into account as follows: Applications only have good prospects when the family income (incl. parental allowance, child allowance, etc.) is less than 1.5 times the current average net income in Germany (according to the QECD Adult Equivalent). For 2023, this average income is 2,165 euros net, meaning that only applications with a family income below 3,248 euros net per month are promising. If the income is just below this, the funding amount may be reduced.

In addition, factors such as participation in academic self-government or other voluntary activities are considered positively when granting financial assistance.

The GGG funding formats are not subject to any age limit.

An applicant is not allowed to receive a scholarship while employed at the University of Göttingen (even as an assistant). If you would like to apply for a scholarship directly after or prior to working at the University of Göttingen, please contact Bettina Ross before applying (