15th October 2018.



(Fully Funded)


Full DAAD PhD scholarships

Funded by the Graduate School Scholarship Programme (GSSP) of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the NatRiskChange Research Training Group now offers two full DAAD PhD scholarships at the Institute of Earth and Environmental Sciences of University of Potsdam, Germany for a period of four years.

The PhD student will be based at the Institute of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Potsdam. He/she is expected to participate in group seminars and research activities within the graduate school as well as in teaching activities in undergraduate level.

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The working titles of the projects are:
“Forecasting of Urban Flash Floods Based on Rainfall Radar Image Analysis and Urban Hydrological Modelling” & “Development of a consistent and transferable method to identify most effective locations for dyke relocations on landscape scale”.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Earth and Environmental Sciences.
  • Geoecology.
  • Geosciences.

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

4 years

Deadline for applications is 15th October 2018.

The actual scholarship and the related PhD study are envisaged to start in April to October 2019.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • At the time when DAAD receives the nomination letter, applicants must not have resided in Germany for more than 15 months prior to the nomination.
  • The schedule and length of the language course will be determined after consultation with the selected candidates.
  • Handicapped applicants will be given preference in case of equal suitability. The NatRiskChange consortium strives to increase the proportion of women in research and specifically encourages females to apply for these positions.

Opportunity Cost

(Fully Funded)

The scholarship includes

  • a monthly rate of 1200 Euro
  • travel support and potential support for studies and research
  • combined insurance (health, accident, liability)
  • potential support for rent, or family allowance
  • full funding for a German language course in Germany of up to 6 months, preceding the scholarship

How to Apply

First Step: Sign Up ” Create your own account”, then Enter your e-mail and Password, You will see the online application form.

Second Step: Applications should include the following components:

  • a detailed CV,
  • a letter of motivation,
  • a brief research concept (approx. 2 pages) for the PhD project,
  • a record of studies,
  • master and bachelor certificates including a transcript of records,
  • an English synopsis of the Master thesis,
  • a list of publications,
  • oral and/or poster presentations at conferences,
  • and two letters of recommendation. 

Third Step: 

  • Based on the applications, the University of Potsdam will, in a first stage, nominate two to four candidates.
  • These candidates will be required to submit a full application to the DAAD which will then, in a second stage, be evaluated by DAAD.
  • Candidates will be informed in detail about the second stage in case they are nominated after the first stage.

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