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PROMOS: Thesis Abroad

Students may apply for PROMOS when conducting research in preparation of the thesis at a university, company or organisation abroad (1 to 6 months). Eligible for funding are those projects lasting one to six months. The funding period starts on 1 January 2019 and ends on 28 February 2020. Scholarships will not be awarded to those applicants intending to attend courses at the host institution. Medical students who are writing their doctoral dissertation can be funded by PROMOS.


  • German citizenship or persons who are on a par with Germans according to § 8 Absatz 1 Ziffer 2 ff., Absatz 2, 2a und 3 BAföG
  • International degree-seeking students enrolled at RUB can be funded in all subprogrammes, as long as they do not intend to stay in their home country
  • Enrolled at Ruhr-Universität as full-time students
  • Good academic records
  • Students need to be already admitted to the final examination when applying for this subprogramme. A topic has to be already assigned to them. If it is prohibited by the examination regulations to know the topic, students need to indicate the field of research/department they wish to write the thesis in. The coordinator has to confirm this assertion in a letter that has to be attached to the application.


  • Travel allowance between € 175 and € 3,475 € (depending on the host country and duration of stay)
  • Monthly scholarship of € 300 (for some exceptions the scholarship mounts up to 400 € or 500 €)
  • Applications of students who already receive public funding will be checked additionally
  • Tuition fees at the host institution are not included in the programme



Contact and counselling

Person in charge

Anika Odenbach

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