Doctoral scholarships according to the Landesgraduiertenförderungsgesetz

According to the Landesgraduiertenförderungsgesetz (LGFG) graduate plans of highly qualified young scientists and artists are supported by scholarships. The revised version of this law, which came into effect in 2008, strengthens the autonomy of the colleges and thus their flexibility concerning their decisions e.g. about the amount and duration of the scholarship to be granted.

At the universities an individual support is possible as is the support of graduating students within the framework of a “structured doctoral study course“ (“strukturiertes Promotionskolleg“).



  • Successful completion of college studies
  • Outstanding qualification
  • A scientific project (graduation project) of which an important contribution to research can be expected.


  • 1,000.- to 1,500.- €/month for three years
  • If applicable, travel and material expenses
  • An allowance for people with children can be granted if the respective requirements are met.


Please send the mandatory application forms to:

Universität Stuttgart
Zentrale Verwaltung, Dezernat III
Postfach 10 60 37
70049 Stuttgart 

Selection procedure:

The selection is carried out by the Central Granting Commission on the basis of an opinion of a faculty commission.

Information and application forms:

Wilfried Roth
Zentrale Verwaltung, Dezernat III
Geschwister-Scholl-Str. 24C, Room 1/133
70174 Stuttgart

Phone: 0711/ 685-82232

You can find further information on the web pages of the externer Link Baden-Württemberg Ministry for Science, Research and Art.