Federal State Funding

Information on Federal State Funding at CAU Kiel as well as further funding optios are available here.

Due to a change of funding periods, new deadlines for applications for the Graduiertenförderung are valid:

For prolongations (only affecting fundings that have started latest in July 2018) please use the following deadlines: 

31. August for a prolongation starting on 01. January every year

31. January  for a prolongation starting on 01. July every year.


For new applications and prolongations (for fundings beginnig with January 2019):

31.March  for a funding start on 01. October every year

15. September for funding start on 01. April every year


In the case of an initial application, please submit the following documents exclusively in electronic form (one PDF file in the exact document sequence as specified below) to the Dean's Office (dekanat@agrar.uni-kiel.de):

  • Form "Additional information"
  • Letter of application
  • Chronological C.V.
  • Copy of degree certificate
  • Two recommendation letters including one of your supervising professor at Kiel University
  • Abstract of your proposed doctoral research including the current state of your research and a time and work plan
  • Short summary of your abstract (max. 1/3 page)


  • The faculty reserves the right to obtain expert advice in addition


To apply for an extension, please submit additionally a plan to the dean's office (dekanat@agrar.uni-kiel.de), exclusively in electronic form (one PDF file in the exact document sequence given above), which provides information about your work progress.


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