ZukunftskollegHerz Fellowships for International Students in Germany

To promote the recruitment of exceptional young international researchers and support their endeavours to pursue further studies in Germany, the University of Konstanz has established the ZukunftskollegHerz Fellowships for the academic year 2023-2024. 

The fellowship award will be awarded to early career researchers from Africa, Asia and Latin America undertaking their doctoral or postdoctoral degree studies in Germany at the University of Konstanz. The candidates must have completed their university studies from outside of Germany to be considered. The fellowship includes a stipend worth up to € 2,000 per month, stay, roundtrip airfare, and more. 

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Valuable offer for highly talented students in Germany.


The University of Konstanz is a university in the city of Konstanz based in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. The university was founded in 1966 and later opened its main campus on the Gießberg. The university is currently ranked 558th in Best Global Universities and 541–550 in QS World University Rankings 2023.

Why choose to study at the University of Konstanz? The University of Konstanz is a very focused and dedicated institute of education. It has distinguished itself through its top-level research, excellence in teaching and studies, internationality, and interdisciplinary collaboration. This research-oriented reform university addresses current and future social challenges through its research and study programs.

Application Deadline: Interested candidates must submit an application with all supporting documents by 15 March 2023. 

Brief Description

  • University or Organization: University of Konstanz
  • Department: NA
  • Course Level: Doctoral or Postdoctoral
  • Award: € 2,000 and other benefits 
  • Number of Awards: NA
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Nationality: International and Domestic 
  • The award can be taken in Germany


  • Eligible Countries: All home and overseas students are eligible to apply.
  • Eligible Course or Subjects: Students can apply for a postdoctoral study programme at the University of Konstanz. 
  • Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following/given criteria:
  • Candidates must not hold a permanent professorship nor have a habilitation or equivalent qualification.
  • The applicants must have attended a university in Latin America, Asia or Africa. 

How to Apply

  • How to Apply: To apply for this fellowship, the applicants must submit the below-listed application documents as separate PDF files in English tozukunftskolleg.herz@uni-konstanz.de
  • Supporting Documents: The students are required to present the following documents to the university:
  • A short nomination letter by the local host 
  • A short motivation letter by the nominated candidate (max. 1 page)
  • A 300-word abstract on the joint research project
  • A short summary of your ongoing research project (max. three pages incl. references)
  • A detailed work and time plan for the on-campus research project (max. two pages)
  • The candidate‡s curriculum vitae
  • Relevant certificates (doctoral certificate OR letter from their supervisor on the status of the thesis)
  • Admission Requirements: The applicants must hold a doctorate.
  • Language Requirement: The students must meet the language requirements of the university. 


The University of Konstanz will award the selected doctoral or postdoctoral students the following fellowship benefits: 

  • Research stay for three months – with justification for up to 4 months (start date between 15 Sept 2023 and 15 Oct 2023)
  • A stipend during the research stay of € 1,200/month for doctoral students/€ and 2,000/month for postdoctoral researchers.
  • Standard expenses for one economy-class trip to Konstanz and back.
  • The chance to participate in events organized by the Zukunftskolleg.
  • Access to Career Kit Plus offers (via Academic Staff Development, Research Support, International Office, Open Science).
  • Access to library resources and IT services
  • Herz Fellows will benefit from a digital affiliation extending the total period to 12 months (supported with up to 900€ (lump sum)).

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