International candidates may also apply at DAAD for a general fellowship to do their PhD in Germany, should this exist for their country. Attention: deadlines for applying for DAAD fellowships are often a year prior to the start of the programme.
If you like to apply for this fellowship, please contact the coordinator of the GEAS program before the end of summer.
There are several foundations in Germany who offer funding for PhD students in Germany. Some foundations are close to political parties, trade unions, or business, others believe in religious and social qualities. There is a website which collects all links to the "Werke" (foundations) at
Fraunhofer Gesellschaft (FhG)
Helmholtz Association (HGF)