Students working at the MPIfG receive an employment contract, students working at the University of Cologne or the University of Duisburg-Essen receive a scholarship.
To cover living expenses, students working at the MPIfG receive an employment contract for up to 42 months. Students working at one of the universities receive a scholarship. In both cases the amount of monthly financial support is approximately 1,468 €.
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.