DAAD 2018


The Joint European Doctoral Programme in Advanced Materials Science and Engineering (DocMASE) is an international programme with the participation of universities in Germany, France, Spain and Sweden and supported by the Erasmus Mundus programme of the European commission. The DAAD will provide within its programme Graduate School Scholarship Programme (GSSP) two further scholarships for starting doctoral thesis work at the Saarland University in  Germany from February/April 2018.

The Materials Science and Engineering Department (MSE) of Saarland University is recognised as one of the leading centres of materials science in Germany. The department is formed by 11 chairs covering the wide spectrum of materials science. Scientific research at the university is particularly enhanced by intensive collaboration with distinguished research centres established on the university campus, like the Leibnitz Institute of New Materials (INM), the Fraunhofer Institute for Non-Destructive Testing (IZfP), and the Material Engineering Center Saar (MECS).


One PhD position is open for the following research topic:

August 31, 2017 through our online application system (opens on Monday, August 15). We are looking forward to your application!

Here you can download the application form (or in pdf).


DocMASE is aimed at candidates with a Master’s (or equivalent) degree in Materials Science and Engineering, or other related subjects such as Physics or Chemistry. Very good English knowledge is required, German knowledge will be an advantage. The DAAD scholarships are available for non-German candidates that have not lived more than 15 months in Germany until the 31.10.2017.


The DAAD funding is for up to three or (in the case of developing and emerging countries) for up to four years and will cover:

·         a monthly scholarship rate of currently 1000 €,

·         a country-dependent travel allowance,

·         a combined health, accident, and liability insurance,

·         if necessary, a rent subsidy and family allowance


Applications to start the DocMASE programme in April 2018 must be received by August 31, 2017. For more information, please visit our website www.docmase.net, or contact us at application(at)docmase.net.


EUSMAT - European School of Materials

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Tel.: +49 (0)681 302 70507

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