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Teaching Assistantships

Teaching Assistantships for Doctoral Candidates from abroad

(1-5 months, workload about 5 hours per week)

In the context of the DAAD-STIBET-program, we offer teaching assistantships for doctoral candidates from abroad carrying out their doctoral projects at KIT.

The aim is to integrate doctoral candidates into their chair´s teaching activities in order to allow them to experience teaching firsthand which can enhance individual career perspectives. Applications are possible at any stage of the PhD-project.

The teaching assistantships (student assistant) are arranged in accordance with DAAD-guidelines. The overall workload adds up to 5 hours per week (e.g. 2 hours teaching and 3 hours for preparing the lessons and for subsequent tasks) which corresponds to comparable workloads of regular student assistants (Wissenschaftliche Hilfskräfte).

Type of funding: Teaching Assistantship.
Duration of funding: 1 - 5 months (depending on teaching activities).
Monthly rate of funding: Ca. 400,-- € pre-tax per month.
Application Deadline: Any time.

Applications are accepted from doctoral fellows who are currently receiving university funding or from doctoral candidates who do not receive any funding at all. Doctoral candidates funded by a third-party scholarship are not entitled to apply.

Required documents:

  • Application letter by the supervisor confirming and explaining the content of the intended teaching activity and its integration into the chair´s curriculum,
  • CV of the candidate,
  • For doctoral candidates who started at KIT after 1st January 2015: registration at KHYS 
  • For doctoral candidates who started well before that date: official letter of acceptance from their department (Fakultät)

Please send the complete application in English or German to

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
International Scholars and Welcome Office

Building 50.25

Adenauer Ring 8, Room 002
76131 Karlsruhe



Project contact person: Oliver Kaas