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Scholarships & Finances

This page is designed to give you more information on the tuition fees, available scholarships, and educational grants.

Germany often has a reputation for being a somewhat cheap place to study. This is mainly because of the very low tuition fees compared to most other popular study destinations. However, this is not the full story and before you apply for MAP you should consider very carefully the financial costs of carrying out a Master’s programme in Germany. In addition to general fixed expenses such as living costs or study materials, foreign students have to face costs for travel, fees for visa applications and translations and so on. There are various websites which give information for prospective students regarding the cost of studying in Germany. E.g. the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) or the website Studying in Germany give a good overview. Furthermore, you should ask any friends or former colleagues who are studying here about what costs you can expect to face.

Since Winter Semester 2013/14, tuition fees have been abolished in the Free State of Bavaria. Consequently, the only fees to pay consist of the semester contribution to the Student Services fee and to the basic semester ticket.  All university facilities can be used by students free of charge. Exams and administrative procedures are free of charge as well. Language courses, special events (excursions) and university leisure facilities may incur a charge.

CRC1411 Equal Opportunity Fellowship for pursuing a Master’s Degree at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

The Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) 1411 – “Design of Particulate Products invites applications for an Equal Opportunity Fellowship. Eligible are international female applicants to one of the involved study programs at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, that have been admitted for start in Winter Semester 2021/22. Candidates for the following master programmes can apply for the fellowship:

Advanced Materials and Processes (https://www.map.tf.fau.de/)

Chemical and Biological Engineering (https://www.cbi.studium.fau.de/studieninteressierte/masterstudium/)

Chemical Engineering – Nachhaltige Chemische Technologien (https://www.cen.studium.fau.de/studieninteressierte/masterstudium/)

Materials Science (https://www.mat.studium.fau.de/)

Nanotechnologie (https://www.ww.tf.fau.de/startseite/studium/nanotechnologie-2/)

Physics (https://www.physik.nat.fau.de/studium/studiengaenge-physik-b-sc-und-physics-m-sc/)

Physics Advanced (https://www.physics-advanced.de/)

The fellowship explicitly aims to support excellent female students with an interest in the research topics of the CRC. Holders will be able to establish close contacts with the involved projects and researchers of the CRC and to get to know the scientific topics in detail. Subject to suitability of the fellowship holder and if both parties are in agreement, the CRC will recruit the holder on completion of the Master’s programme into the doctoral programme of the CRC.

The following support is offered by the fellowship:

  • Financial support: 900 Euro/month over 12 months, starting with the start of the winter semester 2020/21.
  • A student assistant position will be offered as a continuation of the financial support in the second year, upon successful completion of the academic requirement of the first academic year.
  • The fellowship holder will also receive for the entire duration of the Master’s programme (4 semesters):
    • Student associate membership in the Integrated Research Training School of the CRC and, with this, full access to all training offers and funding measures provided by the programme
    • Admission to all training offers and support measures provided by the equal opportunity programme
    • Scientific mentoring by a professor involved in the CRC1411
    • Priority offers of mini-projects or master thesis topics relating to the research fields of CRC
    • Participation in all (semi-annual) CRC status meetings including board and lodging
    • Prospects for a doctoral position within the Collaborative Research Centre, subject to motivation and scientific performance

 

The fellowship holder is expected to

  • Participate in the CRC status meetings and programme offers of the Research Training Group
  • Conduct at least one practical project (miniprojects or master thesis) in a research group involved in the CRC
  • Contribute to PR measures (reports / articles for websites, participation in information events)

 

Application process:

  • Eligible are excellent female applicants for a Master’s degree in a degree program at FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg with relevance to the CRC, with a start in WS2021/22.
  • A selection interview for the fellowship will take place after screening of candidates.
  • Based on the interview process, the CRC 1411 Executive Board will select the fellowship holder
  • The following criteria are used to select the fellowship holder:
  • Scientific excellence (as demonstrated by academic grades in the respective Bachelor’s programme)
  • Additional relevant qualifications and activities (conference attendance, additional studies, publications)
  • CRC 1411-specific expertise and motivation (theoretical or practical knowledge in particle synthesis, chromatography, characterisation of nanomaterials or relevant simulation methods)
  • Required financial support to be able to participate in the degree program at FAU

 

The successful applicant will be issued with a letter of confirmation for presentation at the German embassy / consulate during the visa application process (if required). This letter will be made available to the applicant electronically. If necessary, the CRC administration can send this letter directly to the relevant embassy / consulate, quoting the visa processing number of the fellowship holder.

 

How to apply?

Your application should contain a CV, all relevant certificates, a confirmation of enrolment in one of the master programs mentioned above, and a motivation letter describing your interest in the scientific environment of the CRC and your relevant expertise.

Please submit your application as one pdf file, labelled with your First and Lastname and a file size not exceeding 15MB using the header: “Application for CRC1452 Fellowship” to: sfb1411@fau.de

The deadline for applications is 15 June 2021.

CRC1452 Equal Opportunity Fellowship for pursuing a Master’s Degree at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

The Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) 1452 – “Catalysis at liquid interfaces invites applications for an Equal Opportunity Fellowship. Eligible are international female applicants to one of the involved study programs at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, that have been admitted for start in Winter Semester 2021/22. Candidates for the following master programmes can apply for the fellowship:

Advanced Materials and Processes (https://www.map.tf.fau.de/)

Chemical and Biological Engineering (https://www.cbi.studium.fau.de/studieninteressierte/masterstudium/)

Chemical Engineering – Nachhaltige Chemische Technologien (https://www.cen.studium.fau.de/studieninteressierte/masterstudium/)

Chemistry (https://www.chemistry.nat.fau.eu/studying/chemistry-molecular-science/msc-chemistry-msc-molecular-science-study-start-ws-20-21/)

Materials Science (https://www.mat.studium.fau.de/)

Molecular Science (https://www.chemistry.nat.fau.eu/studying/chemistry-molecular-science/msc-chemistry-msc-molecular-science-study-start-ws-20-21/)

Nanotechnologie (https://www.ww.tf.fau.de/startseite/studium/nanotechnologie-2/)

Physics (https://www.physik.nat.fau.de/studium/studiengaenge-physik-b-sc-und-physics-m-sc/)

Physics Advanced (https://www.physics-advanced.de/)

The fellowship explicitly aims to support excellent female students with an interest in the research topics of the CRC. Holders will be able to establish close contacts with the involved projects and researchers of the CRC and to get to know the scientific topics in detail. Subject to suitability of the fellowship holder and if both parties are in agreement, the CRC will recruit the holder on completion of the Master’s programme into the doctoral programme of the CRC.

The following support is offered by the fellowship:

  • Financial support: 900 Euro/month over 12 months, starting with the start of the winter semester 2020/21.
  • A student assistant position will be offered as a continuation of the financial support in the second year, upon successful completion of the academic requirement of the first academic year.
  • The fellowship holder will also receive for the entire duration of the Master’s programme (4 semesters):
    • Student associate membership in the Integrated Research Training School of the CRC and, with this, full access to all training offers and funding measures provided by the programme
    • Admission to all training offers and support measures provided by the equal opportunity programme
    • Scientific mentoring by a professor involved in the CRC1452
    • Priority offers of mini-projects or master thesis topics relating to the research fields of CRC
    • Participation in all (semi-annual) CRC status meetings including board and lodging
    • Prospects for a doctoral position within the Collaborative Research Centre, subject to motivation and scientific performance

The fellowship holder is expected to

  • Participate in the CRC status meetings and programme offers of the Research Training Group
  • Conduct at least one practical project (miniprojects or master thesis) in a research group involved in the CRC
  • Contribute to PR measures (reports / articles for websites, participation in information events)

 

Application process:

  • Eligible are excellent female applicants for a Master’s degree in a degree program at FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg with relevance to the CRC, with a start in WS2021/22.
  • A selection interview for the fellowship will take place after screening of candidates.
  • Based on the interview process, the CRC 1452 Executive Board will select the fellowship holder
  • The following criteria are used to select the fellowship holder:
  • Scientific excellence (as demonstrated by academic grades in the respective Bachelor’s programme)
  • Additional relevant qualifications and activities (conference attendance, additional studies, publications)
  • CRC 1452-specific expertise and motivation (theoretical or practical knowledge in catalysis, interface sciences, characterisation of nanomaterials, spectroscopy, or relevant simulation methods)
  • Required financial support to be able to participate in the degree program at FAU

 

The successful applicant will be issued with a letter of confirmation for presentation at the German embassy / consulate during the visa application process (if required). This letter will be made available to the applicant electronically. If necessary, the CRC administration can send this letter directly to the relevant embassy / consulate, quoting the visa processing number of the fellowship holder.

 

How to apply?

Your application should contain a CV, all relevant certificates, a confirmation of enrolment in one of the master programs mentioned above, and a motivation letter describing your interest in the scientific environment of the CRC and your relevant expertise.

Please submit your application as one pdf file, labelled with your First and Lastname and a file size not exceeding 15MB using the header: “Application for CRC1452 Fellowship” to: friederike.agel@fau.de

The deadline for applications is 15 June 2021.

MAP scholarships

A very limited number of scholarships are awarded by the MAP programme for the duration of one year on a competitive basis with regards to several different criteria such as study performance and need. If you would like to apply for one of the scholarships, please indicate this on your personal electronic application form at campo. In addition, you need to write a short motivation letter, elaborating why you apply for the scholarship. The application deadline for the MAP scholarships is 31 March 2021.

Other scholarships

Since we are not able to fund all our students and since the competition is fierce, we highly recommend that you also look for other external funding possibilities. Amongst others, the scholarship database of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) offers a broad variety of information regarding this matter.

Students can apply for support in order to attend external events (language classes, workshops, conferences etc.) which supplement the programme’s academic and professional training programme.