International Max Planck Research School
on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy

Financial Support

Students working at the MPIfG receive an employment contract, students working at the University of Cologne receive a scholarship.
Due to different remuneration policies at the MPIfG, the Universities of Cologne Duisburg-Essen, students working at the MPIfG receive an employment contract (Fördervertrag) and students working at the University of Cologne or the University of Duisburg-Essen receive a scholarship. Students with employment contracts receive a monthly gross payment of about 1,750 euros in the first year (which yields a net payment of about 1,200 euros, depending on the tax bracket). Students with scholarships receive a monthly tax-free payment of 1,468 euros, but scholarship holders
must purchase their own health insurance; it is not included in the scholarship. There is no tuition fee.
Scholarships/contracts start on October 1. They are awarded for 15 months with an option for an additional 27 months. Upon acceptance into the second phase after the First Year Paper Workshop the scholarship/contract will be extended for the additional 27 months. Doctoral students at the IMPRS-SPCE have a fully-equipped shared office either at the University of Cologne, the MPIfG, or the University of Duisburg-Essen and research funds to conduct their projects. They also have full access to the libraries and research facilities of the MPIfG as well as the Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences of the University of Cologne, and the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Duisburg-Essen.

Universität Köln Max-Planck-Institut für Gesellschaftsforschung
Last modified Donnerstag, 1. Dezember 2016