The BMS offers scholarships, both for Phase I and for Phase II students, funded by the German Science Foundation DFG in the framework of the "Excellence Initiative" and by the three Berlin universities. The application for a scholarship can be included in the application for admission, there is a special section - no extra application materials are needed.

Phase I scholarships

Typical Phase I are granted for 18 months (extendible by 6 months), and amount to at least 800 Euro per month, tax-free (no insurances included).

Phase II scholarships

Phase II scholarships are typically granted for 24 months (extendible by 12 months), and usually amount to about 1468 Euro per month, tax-free (no insurances included). There are extra child-care funds reserved for BMS-students who take care of children.

Other scholarships

Other scholarships may be available from funding agencies such as
- German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
- Stibet (DAAD)
- Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes
- via exchange programs of the universities (for example, at TU Berlin)
- via teaching assistantships (for example, at TU Berlin)
Eva-Wolzendorf-Stipendium (in German, at FU)
- Berlin Funding for Graduates (Elsa-Neumann-Stipendium des Landes Berlin)

for women:
The Caroline von Humboldt Grant Programme (at HU Berlin)
- Degree completion grants from the Council of the Central Office for Women's Affairs "Promotionsabschlussstipendium (PAS) (at TU Berlin, in German)
- Personal financial support (at FU Berlin)

An overview of additional foundations supporting PhD students can be found here: 
Stipendienlotse (in German)
Research in Germany
Funding opportunities for graduates -- Promotionsportal of FU Berlin


Furthermore, see our lists of units cooperating with the BMS.

Please note: there is no tuition fee, only a registration fee to be paid at one of the three participating Berlin universities. Registration is carried out shortly before the start of the first semester. No advance application to any of the universities is necessary.