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.
To cover living expenses, students working at the MPIfG receive an employment contract; students working at one of the universities receive a scholarship. In both cases the amount of the monthly financial support is approximately 1,300 EUR.
The contract of scholarship is initially limited to 15 months. It is extended for another 27 months upon a student's acceptance into the second phase of the program. For the doctoral program, no tuition is charged, but students shall enroll at the University of Cologne or the University of Duisburg-Essen for a small fee. The School provides advice in practical matters such as visas, housing, and health insurance. IMPRS-SPCE students have a fully equipped, shared office and enjoy full access to the libraries and research facilities of the MPIfG and the Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences of the University of Cologne as well as the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Duisburg-Essen. Additional funds for fieldwork trips, stays at partner universities, and conference travel are available, too.


Max-Planck-Institut fuer Gesellschaftsforschung University Cologne University Duisburg Last modified 10.04.2019