The European Research Council received over 3000 applications from 38 nations for the last call of which 10% were successful. Out of the 70 recipients of this prestigious grant in Germany this year, two are Max Planck Scientists - Dr. Gurumoorthy Krishnamoorthy and Dr. Ilona Grunwald Kadow, both from Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology, Martinsried.

Dr. Krishnamoorthy's lab will investigate the role of  gut micro-organisms in autoimmune disease of the central nervous system such as Multiple Sclerosis

Dr. Kadow will explore how the internal states hunger, mating state and sickness change the perception and processing of sensory information








The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) promotes the study and research visits of Indian students to Germany, within the framework of the DAAD Program "A New Passage to India". The aim of the program is to initiate academic cooperation and develop intercultural competency on both sides. Funded by DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) and administered by the University of Göttingen.

Indian students pursuing either Master or PhD degree in all disciplines (excluding medicine and engineering) from selected Indian partner universities of the University of Göttingen can apply for exchange scholarships for study or research at the University of Göttingen:

Key features of the scholarship programme are:

The Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology (Department of Political and Social Sciences) at the Freie Universität Berlin, is offering an innovative continuing education Master's (M.A.) program in Visual and Media Anthropology.
The two-year, full-time Master's program comprises 120 ECTS. It is an advanced graduate degree program educating both researchers and media professionals (you need to proof one year job experience in a professional field).
The language of instruction is English. It is a web-based E-learning M.A. program with in-house workshops in blocks (2 weeks twice a year).

The program is highly international. Our students are coming from countries all over the world.

The application period for the program start in October 2015 is open NOW and will end on April 30th!

All those who want to learn more about the program are very welcome to visit the below mentioned website:

The “Postdoc International” POINT research fellowship program – co-financed by the German Excellence Initiative and the Marie Curie Program of the European Commission – provides funding for outstanding postdoctoral researchers from all disciplines to conduct their own research project at Freie Universität Berlin.

The POINT program was designed by Dahlem Research School at Freie Universität Berlin to promote the further academic career development through research funding, a tailored qualification program and the opportunity to develop teaching and leadership skills. It also provides essential professional guidance on preparing grant proposals to support POINT fellows in obtaining funding for follow-up research projects at Freie Universität Berlin.

Dahlem Research School offers: 20 Postdoc Fellowships 


International students rated their study experience at UoC with a score between 8 and 8.9 out of 10. This result is based on the analysis of thousands of student reviews on the world's largest database of international student experiences. 


This summer academy is designed for Bachelor degree seeking students in their last semester and early-stage Master's students from various disciplines, e.g. social sciences, political sciences, law, economics and natural sciences. The course will focus on aspects that draw upon environmental studies from an interdisciplinary perspective.

Please see the attached document for details. Last Date of Application: 28th January 2015.

International Max Planck Research School for Global Biogeochemical Cycles
The IMPRS-gBGC located in Jena, Germany, offers fellowships to outstanding
students interested in research on biogeochemical cycles in the Earth system.
The school provides excellent research possibilities for students to obtain a
PhD degree in a 3-years graduate program.

The Max Planck Sciences Po Center on Coping with Instability in Market Societies (MaxPo, invites applications for doctoral fellowships. The recipients of the PhD fellowship will work under the supervision of Prof. Olivier Godechot or Prof. Cornelia Woll and will have to apply for formal enrollment in the doctoral programs in sociology or political science of Sciences Po in Paris.


Applicants must hold a master’s degree (or equivalent) and have received training in the following disciplines: sociology or political science, with additional training in related fields such as economics, history, management, or philosophy. She or he should have experience in qualitative and quantitative methods. Fellowships will start in October 2015. Applications must be submitted by March 15, 2015.

For more information, see the announcement