Your Funding Options

You can apply for grants or other funding options directly at Universität Hamburg or at several foundations as listed below.

Unfortunately, at present SICSS is not able to provide any scholarships. But your supervisor and/or the SICSS office team may support you in finding appropriate funding sources.

You can also check the current job offers of the Center for Earth System Research and Sustainability (CEN) of Universität Hamburg on the CEN website.

Funding options at Universität Hamburg

Information for MSc students

  • International students and first-degree graduates with good to excellent academic achievements can apply for the Merit scholarships for international students at Universität Hamburg.
  • Students with a low monthly income can also apply for Degree Completion Grants for International Students and receive funding for up to four months.
  • Students enrolled at Universität Hamburg can also apply for the Hamburglobal scholarship program which is available for students wishing to go abroad (for internships, summer schools and conferences, language courses, study abroad or thesis preparation).
  • Companies, associations, foundations, and private patrons can now support talented students at Universität Hamburg with the Germany Scholarship.

Information for doctoral candidates

  • Universität Hamburg offers doctoral fellowships and grants in accordance with the Hamburg Act for the Promotion of Young Researchers and Artists (Hamburgisches Gesetz zur Förderung des wissenschaftlichen und künstlerischen Nachwuchses, HmbNFG). Find out more.
  • Universität Hamburg can provide a travel subsidy to doctoral candidates. Find out more.
  • Visit the Universität Hamburg website for information about funding options for doctoral candidates.

Information about other funding options

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation International Climate Protection Fellowships for prospective leaders from threshold and developing countries

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) funding opportunities

German Research Foundation (DFG) research funding

Heinrich Böll Foundation scholarship program

Joachim Herz Foundation scholarships

Konrad-Adenauer Foundation scholarships for foreign students and refugees

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) research fellowships and conference sponsorship

Dr. Joachim und Hanna Schmidt Stiftung für Umwelt und Verkehr funding for projects and events (information in German)

StipendiumPlus funding programs

Federal Ministry of Education and Research foundation database