The aim of the teaching assistantships for doctoral candidates from abroad is to involve foreign doctoral candidates more closely in the teaching activities of their department, so that they can gain teaching experience and become integrated into the German university location. Individual career opportunities can therefore be improved to a not inconsiderable extent by such support.
The teaching assistantships (student assistant) are arranged in accordance with the DAAD guidelines. The weekly workload is approximately 5 hours per week (e.g. 2 hours for actual teaching, 3 hours for preparation and for subsequent tasks). This corresponds approximately to the workload of regular student assistants (Wissenschaftliche Hilftskräfte).
Type of funding: Teaching Assistantship.
Monthly rate of funding: Ca. 450,- € pre-tax per month.
Application Deadline: Applications are possible at any stage of the PhD-project.
Foreign doctoral candidates and postdocs.
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.
- The application must be sent via email by the applicant doctoral student.
- For data protection reasons, the letter of recommendation must be submitted directly by the supervisor (Doktorvater/Doktormutter) via an encrypted email.
Documents to be submitted
- Cover sheet
- 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 applicant.
- For doctoral candidates: Official acceptance letter for the doctorate by the department valid until the date of defense.
- For doctoral candidates who started at KIT after 1st January 2015: registration at KHYS.
- For non-EU citizens: Scan of the current residence title.
The application documents will be treated as confidential and will only be used for deciding on the graduation scholarship.
Please send the application documents in electronic form by email to the International Scholars and Welcome Office (DE INTL): oliver kaas∂kit edu.
The application will be reviewed by internal audit. Information on the outcome is provided in writing.
Funding is provided as a teaching assistant on a Hiwi (student assistant) contract basis for a term of 1-5 months (depending on the intended research activities) and is granted in accordance with DAAD guidelines. The weekly workload is approximately 5 hours per week (e.g. 2 hours for actual teaching, 3 hours for preparation and for subsequent tasks). This corresponds approximately to the workload of regular student assistants (Wissenschaftliche Hilftskräfte). The monthly amount of the grant is approximately EUR 450 pre-tax per month. The legal requirements, in particular the regulations regarding taxes and duties, must be observed.
After the funding period a short final report shall be drawn up together with a photo of the doctoral candidate. The report will be published on the website under personal accounts.
Project contact person: Oliver Kaas
Supported by the DAAD with funds from the Federal Foreign Office.
Das Karlsruhe House of Young Scientists (KHYS) ist die zentrale Einrichtung für Nachwuchsförderung am KIT.More