Cluster of Excellence Qualification Scholarships for Master’s Students, Germany

The Cluster of Excellence offers scholarships to master’s program students, providing them with the opportunity to engage with and actively contribute to the exceptional research conducted within the cluster. Focused on exploring the dynamics of complex systems, the cluster investigates controlled quantum systems across various scales, from small molecules to nano systems. Collaborating international researchers from physics, chemistry, and structural biology unite to observe, comprehend, and control these processes in Hamburg.

Brief Description:

  • University/Organization: University of Hamburg
  • Department: Departments of Physics or Chemistry
  • Course Level: Master’s
  • Award: €934 per month for 12 months
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Application Deadline: 31 January 2024
  • Nationality: International
  • Location: Germany

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Eligible Countries: Open to all nationalities
  • Acceptable Course or Subjects: Master’s programs in Physics, Nanoscience, and Chemistry
  • Admissible Criteria:
    • Enrollment for a master’s degree at Universität Hamburg in physics, nanoscience, or chemistry.
    • Good grades in a Bachelor’s degree program in physics, chemistry, biochemistry, or a related subject
    • Enthusiasm for the research topics of the Cluster of Excellence

How to Apply:

  • Application Procedure: Send your application electronically in a single PDF file to [email protected] by 31 January 2024.
  • Supporting Documents:
    • Cover letter specifying motivation
    • Tabular curriculum vitae
    • Copies of school and university degree certificates and transcripts of records
    • Single-page summary of your Bachelor’s thesis and a link to a PDF of your thesis
    • Names and contact details of two persons willing to provide references
    • Questionnaire (not mandatory)
  • Admission Requirements: Enrollment for a master’s degree at Universität Hamburg in physics, nanoscience, or chemistry.


  • Scholarships start on 1 April 2024 and provide €934 per month for 12 months.
  • Opportunity for further funding after the initial 12-month period.
  • Projects undertaken at the Departments of Physics or Chemistry of Universität Hamburg or other relevant institutions.
  • Scholarship holders complete the relevant master study curricula and have the opportunity to engage in optional research projects as part of the Cluster of Excellence “CUI: Advanced Imaging of Matter.”
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