University of Göttingen 2023 Stephan Klasen Fellowship for Developing Countries for Master

  •  Master
  •  31-Oct-2022
  •   Germany
  • $$  Varies

In 2019, the Faculty of Business and Economics, together with the Presidential Board of the University of Göttingen and the Faculty’s Development Economics professorships, established the “Stephan Klasen Fellowship” on the occasion of the Farewell Lecture by Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Stephan Klasen, Ph.D. With this award, the Faculty honours the development economist’s great commitment to young researchers and to development economics in Göttingen as a whole.

Stephan Klasen has significantly expanded development economics in Göttingen and, by establishing diverse and cross-faculty cooperations and networks, has enabled interdisciplinary research in this field. Today, Göttingen is Germany’s largest and internationally most visible location for research on developing countries. In addition, he has created one of the first junior professorships at the Faculty of Business and Economics. As first reviewer he supervised 76 doctoral theses.

Starting in 2021, two postdoctoral fellows will be invited to Göttingen for a one-year scientific exchange each year (no teaching required). The fellowship will be advertised annually.

Georg-August-Universität Göttingen Information

Georg-August-Universität Göttingen Grants

University of Göttingen 2023 Stephan Klasen Fellowship for Developing Countries for Master Founded in 1734, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen (University of Göttingen) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of Göttingen (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Lower Saxony. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Niedersächsisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kultur (Ministry for Science and Culture of Lower Saxony), Georg-August-Universität Göttingen is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Georg-August-Universität Göttingen offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 285 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates from low- and middle-income countries according to the OECD DAC list ( are eligible to apply.
  • Candidates are further required to hold a PhD in development economics (or similar) before the start date of the fellowship. At least one of the two fellowships will be awarded to a female candidate.
  • Disabled persons with equivalent aptitude will be favored.

Offered Benefits

  • The fellowship includes a monthly stipend and, if applicable, child and family allowances and a travel grant.
  • The scholarship amount follows the guidelines for awarding scholarships at the University of Göttingen, which in turn are based on German Research Foundation (DFG) guidelines.
  • They are regularly adjusted based on cost of living to ensure that scholarship holders can live comfortably in Göttingen. 

Application Process

Application documents include an academic CV, one publication or working paper, contact details of at least two academic references and a two-page research statement. Applications should be submitted to  .

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