PhD Agricultural Economics Germany full funded
University of Giessen, official name Justus Liebig University Giessen (German: Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen), is a large public research university in Giessen, Hesse, Germany. It is named after its most famous faculty member, Justus von Liebig, the founder of modern agricultural chemistry and inventor of artificial fertiliser. It covers the areas of arts/humanities, business, dentistry, economics, law, medicine, science, social sciences, and veterinary medicine. Its university hospital, which has two sites, Giessen and Marburg (the latter of which is the teaching hospital of the University of Marburg), is the only private university hospital in Germany.
- The International PhD Program for Agricultural Economics, Bioeconomy and Rural Development (IPPAE) was first accredited in 1992 by the funder, the German Academic Exchange Office (DAAD). The program is the result of a cooperation between the agricultural economics groups of the University of Hohenheim and the University of Giessen. The program is highly competitive and interdisciplinary. Its strength is that all PhD candidates have prior research or work experience in an area close to their PhD topics, which strengthens their analytical skills as well as the amount of knowledge that can be passed from peer to peer. In Giessen, the IPPAE lays its thematic focus on empirical, problem-solving research, at the crossroads between agricultural economics, agricultural sociology, farm economics and sustainable resource use. To date, more than 100 candidates received their PhD through the IPPAE Giessen.
Degree : PhD Agricultural Economics, Bioeconomy and Rural Development
language : English
Duration of study : 36 month
Host Country : Germany ,University of Giessen
DAAD funding: –
- The scholarship is fully funded, monthly payments of € 1200 for graduates
- Health insurance and personal accident insurance payments
- Travel allowance, unless these expenses are covered by the home country or other source of funding
Funding for this program as well as the German language course is provided by DAAD.
A monthly scholarship which presently amounts to € 1.200 is paid for the time of the doctoral studies (38 months).
Family allowances are provided if the candidate’s family joins him/her during the time of the doctoral scholarship allocation.
One return flight per year for 3 years
Yearly research grant of € 460 to purchase items such as laptops, winter clothes, or cover the costs to participate to courses or conferences
Additional Research Funding
A fieldwork allowance is provided for 2 years. This allowance is of maximum € 2.500 and is not extendable at all.
The publication of the PhD Thesis is supported with up to € 1.200.
German Languange Course Funding
Allowance of € 410 per month
Accomodation is provided
The IPPAE Giessen program lasts 38 months. It has a formalised structure which is compulsory to follow. The programme starts 1st of October each year.
Prior to the program, candidates are required to participate in a compulsory German language course organised by DAAD which takes place in Marburg and starts 1st of August each year.
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Compulsory Course WorkYou are required to follow and pass 3 modules at the beginning of the funding period, after the German language course. The module “Economy of Rural Institutions” is compulsory for all candidates. The other two modules can be freely chosen from the modules offered at faculty 09 as well as certain modules at faculties 02 and 03 in order to provide you with relevant methods and theoretical knowledge for your PhD research.
IPPAE Doctoral SeminarThe IPPAE group gathers every week during the teaching periods of the winter and summer semesters to share and discuss research approaches and progress, as well as administrative matters. The seminar aims to support students in the process of their research by other candidates as well as the program coordinator and leader to give a feedback. It is also a means to develop your scientific presentation skills.
University Admission Requirements :
To qualify for this program, you need to:
- be a citizen of a country on the
- not reside in Germany in the last 15 months;
- have a Master’s or equivalent degree in agricultural economics or related science with a minimum grade of A or B. The award of your last academic degree must not lie more than 6 years before the application date.
- have at least two years of work experience in a relevant domain, before or after completing your M.Sc., but in all cases, before applying to this program;
- have a permit from your employing organization to go on a sabbatical leave; and
- be fluent in written and spoken English.
Required documents (in the following order):
- DAAD application form
- hand-signed CV (please use the europass specimen form at http://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/)
- hand-signed letter of motivation (with reference to current occupation) maximum 2 pages
- academic letter/s of recommendation (the letters must have a letterhead, a signature and office stamp and must be of recent date
- professional letter/s of recommendation from your employer (the letters must have a letterhead, a signature and office stamp and must be of recent date)
- confirmation of employment from the employer in your home country and -if possible- a guarantee of reemployment upon your return home
- Proof of language abilities:
a) English – TOEFL or IELTS (Note: We only accept an academic TOEFL)
b) German – necessary for the courses taught in German; for the courses taught in English, if available
- (certified*) copies of awarded academic degrees (certified translation if necessary)
- (certified*) copies of academic transcripts (certified translation if necessary)
Please check with the requirements of the according University whether certified copies are required.
Please note that the University you are applying for may require additional documents. Please check with the website of the according postgraduate course.
How to apply?
Application Procedure and Deadline
Interested and qualified candidates should send their application through the IPPAE application form.
The application documents should be uploaded in the application form in two files only:
– The first PDF-file should include application documents from 1 to 8, in the same order. (Please make sure to merge them into one single file, using for example the “combine” function in Acrobat or a free online tool.)
– The second PDF-file should be document 9: your proposal only.
Please do not compress your files.
The deadline for applications send through this form is 30th November each year.
Earlier applications are encouraged to facilitate the screening of the applications. Kindly note that we will consider neither late nor incomplete applications.
If it is not possible for you at all to send the application online you may send the documents by post. The deadline is 30th November, as well.
If you send your application per post, please also send us an e-mail with your proposal as a PDF-file and send it to the address below:
University of Giessen
Institute für Agrarpolitik und Marktforschung
IPPAE – Jutta Bender
Alternatively, you can choose to hand in your application at the DAAD office in the home country or local Recruiting Manager. If you choose this way, the application deadline is 31st August each year.
For further information on eligibility for IPPAE and the application process, please have a look at our FAQ page.
Chair of Agricultural and Environmental Policy
phone: +49 (0) 641 – 99 – 37033
Fax: +49 (0) 641 – 99 – 37039
Monday to Friday 8.00 – 12.00
Getting to us
Giessen Central Station- Bus lines 2, 5, 24 to “Marketplace” – walk from there to the institute
Giessen Central Station – walk directly from the station to the institute (“Zeughaus”) in about 20 minutes
From Dortmund via A45 (junction Wetzlar-Ost) – B49 – B429 (exit Giessen-West, city center) – access via Nordanlage
From Erfurt, Kassel via junction A5 (junction Reiskirchen) – B49 – access via Berliner Platz
FromFrankfurt via A5 (Gambacher Kreuz) – A 45 (Giessener Südkreuz) – A485 (junction Bergwerkswald) – B49 – B429 (exit Giessen-West, Stadtmitte) – access via the northern station
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