The exact starting date can be negotiated between the student and the supervisor. The student must have completed his/her M.Sc. degree by the time of starting doctoral studies.
New students also need to go through the standard doctoral student enrolment process of the hosting university/school before the start of the funding period. The supervisors will help in this process, once the best candidates have been identified and linked to a supervisor.
The maximum length of the funding period is four years.
The exact amount of monthly salary depends on the stage of the doctoral studies and varies between 2,500 and 3,400 euros/month. The level of the salary is sufficient for a funded student to focus on his or her doctoral studies full-time, without the need to resort to other sources of income.