Internal scholarship applicants
23:59 CEST (UTC/GMT +2)
August 31st, annually

External funding applicants
Deadlines vary


BIGS-DR coordination team
Dr. Günther Manske
Ms. Maike Retat-Amin


Tuition and research costs

BIGS-DR raises no tuition fees. However, students entering the doctoral program must be able to finance their study, which includes covering living costs and research costs. The average completion time for BIGS-DR is 36 to 39 months. Living costs in Bonn amount to approximately 1,000 EUR per month. In addition, students will need to secure or propose how they will obtain adequate research costs for their planned field research. The funds you need to secure for your research will vary from project to project, but usually range from 5,000 to 20,000 EUR.

As a BIGS-DR student, you are enrolled in the University of Bonn. The University of Bonn has a semester fee of around 290 EUR per term, which includes unlimited use of public transportation in the region and grants students reduced fares around the city.

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