Rosa Luxemburg Foundation International PhD Scholarship, Germany

The Rosa Luxemburg Foundation International PhD Scholarship, in collaboration with DIE LINKE (The Left Party), supports highly talented international doctoral candidates pursuing doctoral research in Germany. Embodying the values of social justice and solidarity, the scholarship promotes democratic socialism principles.

Brief Description:

  • University/Organization: DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst)
  • Department: Rosa Luxemburg Foundation
  • Course Level: PhD
  • Award: 1,450 EUR monthly grant, 100 EUR mobility allowance, health care subsidies (if necessary)
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Application Deadline: 1st April and 1st October (twice a year)
  • Nationality: Open to international students
  • Location: Germany

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Eligible Countries: Open to international students
  • Acceptable Course or Subjects: Available for any discipline except medical disciplines
  • Admissible Criteria:
    • Admission to a doctoral program at a state or state-recognized higher education institution in Germany
    • Proficiency in German at a B2 level
    • A promising topic for a doctoral thesis aligned with democratic socialism values

How to Apply:

  • Interested candidates should refer to the detailed application procedure provided on the official website.
  • Applicants must review the important scholarship information provided by DAAD before applying.


  • Monthly grant of 1,450 EUR for doctoral candidates.
  • Additional mobility allowance of 100 EUR.
  • Provision of health care subsidies if necessary.

Important Notes:

  • Applicants are advised to thoroughly review the scholarship information provided by DAAD.
  • The Rosa Luxemburg Foundation International PhD Scholarship offers an excellent opportunity for academically exceptional individuals committed to advancing research within a democratic and socially just context in Germany. Candidates are encouraged to ensure their eligibility and submit applications before the specified deadlines.
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