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KSETA Doctoral Fellow (scholars and associates)

KSETA Fellows are all doctoral researchers in KSETA, irrespective of their source of funding. The KSETA Fellows are composed of two groups: the KSETA doctoral researchers directly funded by KSETA (KSETA scholars) and the associated doctoral researcher (KSETA associates) not directly funded by the school.

KSETA funds a limited number of PhD positions (scholars), intended to strengthen the interdisciplinary cooperation in the research fields of KSETA. As a first step, you can inform yourself about the research activities and about possible theses topics of KSETA.

In addition, KSETA grants scholarships as graduate funding from German States (Landesgraduiertenförderung) (see below "Application as KSETA scholar").

The formal requirement to enter the School is a Master or Diploma degree in physics, electrical engineering, informatics or other discipline of science or engineering related to the research topics.

Applications can be submitted anytime. The positions as well as the scholarships are awarded by the Admission Panel, which meets twice per year (spring and fall).

All applications submitted until September 20, 2016 will be considered in the meeting held in October. Applications submitted later will be considered in the meeting in April.
These deadlines are valid for all positions and scholarships listed below. 

Please see the current announcement for KSETA Doctoral Fellows.


Application as KSETA associated doctoral researcher  (KSETA associate, PhD)


Applications as KSETA Associate (or: "Kollegiat" are already funded by other sources, not directly funded by KSETA, but eligible to benefits of KSETA) can be submitted anytime by e-mail.
The application should include:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Starting date of your doctorate
  • Preliminary title of the PhD thesis
  • Institute and faculty at KIT
  • Financing source (if possible)
  • Reference letter from supervisor of PhD thesis (separate e-mail)

Send the e-mail to: applykseta.kit.edu

Subject: "Application as KSETA Associate"

Attachment: single pdf file (named appl_firstname_lastname.pdf, max. 6-8 MB)