Scholarship announcement


Future Fellowships – Support Programme for Doctoral Researchers from Ukraine

Friedrich Schiller University Jena provides financial support for doctoral candidates who have fled Ukraine due to war to begin or continue their academic qualification at Friedrich Schiller University Jena.

Who can apply?

Eligible to apply are

  • Ukrainian citizens who had their centre of life in Ukraine until 24 February 2022 and/or who have been in Germany as exchange students since the winter semester 2021/22 but were unable to return due to the war
  • Third-country nationals or stateless persons who enjoy international protection in Ukraine, provided they resided in Ukraine before or on 24 February 2022
  • Third-country nationals who resided in Ukraine with a permanent residence title before or on 24 February 2022 and who cannot return safely to their country of origin

with the aim of obtaining a doctorate in Germany and/or Ukraine.
Additionally, applicants need a doctoral supervisor who belongs to one of the faculties of the University of Jena.


Future Fellowships are granted in the amount of 1,200 EUR per month. The prerequisite is a stay in Germany. The funding period is a maximum of 24 months and ends upon leaving Germany. In addition, participation in German courses can be funded with up to 200 EUR per year and scholarship holder. If the scholarship holder returns to his/her home country and continues the doctorate at a university in Ukraine, the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena can convert the scholarship into a sur-place scholarship in accordance with the requirements of the German Academic Exchange Service and continue the funding until the end of the scholarship period. The monthly funding amount is reduced to 450 EUR.

How do I apply?

The application is submitted online via this page (see button below the page). The following documents must be attached to the online application (file upload on the application page):

  • curriculum vitae in table form
  • exposé of the dissertation project with work and time schedule .
  • copy of the university degree certificate with overview of grades
  • statement by the person who will supervise the doctoral project at the University of Jena.

How does the assessment take place?

The fellowships are awarded by Graduate Academy's Awarding Committee based on the following criteria:

  • a swiftly completed university degree,
  • a scientifically demanding dissertation project that can be completed within a maximum of three years and that is expected to make a significant contribution to science.

Priority will be given to applications in which the applicant and supervisor explicitly state that no support is available from other sources, that the requested funds will be used to secure the applicant's livelihood and are thus indispensable as support for the desired degree.

More information

You can find more information in the Guidelines on the Awarding. In case of questions, please contact Dr Alexander Schwarzkopf via e-mail using

Online application