Finding Scholarships

Here you can find information on various kinds of DAAD funding for foreign students, graduates and postdocs as well as on funding offered by other selected organisations.
Please also take note of our important scholarship information.

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Programme Description

The Foundation of German Business (SDW) offers doctoral candidates a vast number of opportunities ranging from various seminars and training programmes to financial support. Courses are held in German, so that candidates should have German language skills of at least intermediate level (B2 or DSH 2). The Klaus Murmann Fellowship Programme is centred on a variety of political, economic and social issues with corporate responsibility being an underlying theme throughout the entire course. The Foundation strongly encourages communication between the students and representatives from the fields of business, science, politics, culture and administration. The preparatory course is a special scholarship programme by the Klaus Murmann Fellowship Programme for doctoral candidates who have obtained a degree in teaching. The sponsorship also entails an additional programme with an annually changing focus.

Target Group

junior researchers from Germany and abroad with a higher-education degree who have been admitted to a doctoral programme at a state or state-recognized higher-education institution in Germany, Switzerland or any country within the EU

Academic Requirements

higher-education degree and admission to a doctoral programme in Germany, Switzerland or any country within the EU


The scholarship is granted for the duration of the requested period, but for a maximum of three years.

Scholarship Value

The scholarship amount depends on the income of the candidate. In addition to the scholarship funding a research cost allowance is paid, independent of income, as well as a family allowance, if applicable

  • maximum amount of EUR 1,350 per month
  • research cost allowance (non means-tested) of EUR 100 per month
  • family allowance of EUR 155 per month (for children only)
  • support for stays abroad

Application Papers

Please submit your application at the application portal first. All information can be found here

Application Deadline

The application deadlines and further information can be found here.

Application Requirements

Details regarding application are regularly updated. Please find the latest information here.


Stiftung der Deutschen Wirtschaft (sdw) gGmbH
- Studienförderwerk Klaus Murmann -
im Haus der Deutschen Wirtschaft
Breite Straße 29
10178 Berlin

Herr Dr. Michael Baer
Tel.: 030/278906-1540
Fax: 030/278906-1555