Individual Support for International PhD Students

The International Office provides a wide range of individual support for international PhD students funded by the DAAD, ranging from individual writing assistance, teaching and research assistanceships to scholarhships for the completion of your dissertation.

 

Individual Writing Assistance

The goal of the individual writing assistance is to provide international PhD students whose native language is not German and who write their dissertation in German with the language and stylistic correction of the German drafts by other PhD students whose native language is German. Hereby, the professional linguistic competences of international PhD students can be improved and delays in the timing of the doctoral studies due to work-intensive linguistic corrections by the PhD student as well as the doctoral supervisor can be avoided. The individual writing assistance is offered jointly by the International Office and the International Graduate Centre and is financed with funds from the STIBET programme by the DAAD.

 

Teaching Assistantships

A teaching-assistantship allows international PhD students to gain excellent teaching experience at Trier University. The scholars are given the opportunity to either assist in lectures of their supervisors or other professors or independently carry out accompanying tutorials for lectures for German and/or international students. The teaching-assistanceships are granted jointly by the International Office and the International Graduate Centre and are financed with funds from the STIBET programme by the DAAD.

 

Scholarships for the Completion of the PhD

The primary objective of the scholarship for the completion of the dissertation is to financially support international PhD students and thereby allow them to concentrate on their dissertation and its completion. The scholarships are granted jointly by the International Office and the International Graduate Centre at Trier University and are financed by funds from the DAAD dissertation aid.

 

Mentoring – Career Planning for Female Academics

The mentoring program Career Planning for Female Doctoral Candidates offers a formalized platform for an exchange of experience on questions relating to individual career development. We welcome applications from female academics who are interested in exchanging experiences and open to new perspectives and ideas. We would also like to encourage international female academics to submit their applications.

 

Research Assistantships

The aim of these financially supported research assistantships is to give outstanding international doctoral candidates the chance to work with their doctoral supervisor or other academics within their field on selected research projects. In this way, the international doctoral candidate should be actively integrated into the research and subject-specific academic network of their field and simultaneously gain further research qualifications and experience.