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The DAAD funded project BINDIVIA aims at the support of international doctoral students and postdocs at the Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg. In the scope of this project, the International Office announces the following assistantships and grants:

1. Scientific tutor

The International Centre announces two vacancies for the positions of  Scientific Tutors employed as “wissenschaftliche Hilfskraft” (€16.81 / h – 20h/month) within the framework of the BINDIVIA project funded by the DAAD for the mentoring of international doctoral candidates.

We have immediate openings for:

  • one German doctoral candidate (m/f/d), and
  • one non-German / international doctoral candidate (m/f/d)

Limited till 31 December 2022.


  • to mentor international doctoral candidates in their initial and orientation phase in Freiberg
  • to support and mentor international doctoral candidates in their integration into their scientific roles, and
  • to support the International Centre in its organisation of excursions and events.


  • one year already completed and at least one more year remaining in doctoral studies
  • strong communication skills and excellent interpersonal skills
  • reliability and the ability to work independently
  • excellent command of both German and English

Application documents:

  • application letter describing the applicant’s dissertation topic, the commencement date of the dissertation, the institute at which the doctoral research is carried out, the thesis supervisor, current financing of the applicant’s studies
  • letter of motivation
  • curriculum vitae
  • letter of recommendation from the applicant’s supervising professor

Application deadline

The deadline for applications is 24 February 2022.

Please send your application documents as one single PDF file by E-mail to: manuela [dot] junghansatiuz [dot] tu-freiberg [dot] de

If you have any questions, please contact also Ms. Junghans, International Centre, Manuela [dot] Junghansatiuz [dot] tu-freiberg [dot] de, phone: 03731 39-3241.

DAAD scholarship holders cannot be considered for this position.

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2. Reseach or Teaching assistantship

The assistantship consists of a contract as "wissenschaftliche Hilfskraft" (€ 16,81 per hour; 22 h/month), duration: 4 months in the period May until August 2022.


  • Research assistantship: research support for the supervisor/professor in the research Group
  • Teaching assistantship: teaching support, e.g. preparation of teaching material, theoretical and/or practical skills instruction


  • international doctoral student
  • willingness to become acquainted with new topics, such as new research techniques, methods etc.
  • initiative and reliability
  • very good command of German and/or English (especially for teaching assistantship)

Application documents

  • Cover letter including topic and starting date of research, the institute, the name of the supervisor
  • Overview of funding – please download and use this form
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Enrolment certificate (showing all previous and the current semesters)
  • Letter of recommendation from supervisor
  • Short description written by the supervisor:
    • for research assistantship: of the specific tasks to be carried out by the research assistant (the research tasks must not be part of the doctoral thesis) and the integration of the doctoral student into the research project
    • for teaching assistantship:
      • the specific tasks to be carried out by the teaching assistant and the integration into lectures, labs, seminars
      • the integration of the doctoral student into the network of researchers, lecturers and university staff
      • if applicable: the international perspective of the research

Please send your complete application documents in one single PDF document by e-mail to: manuela [dot] junghansatiuz [dot] tu-freiberg [dot] de

Application deadline

The application deadline is 24 February 2022.

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3. PhD completion grant

A grant for the completion of a PhD provides foreign students with financial support, allowing them to concentrate on their doctorate work, respectively, during the final period thereof. It should be noted that the satisfactory completion of a  doctorate should be achieved within about half a year, as this grant can be awarded to an individual only once.

Application requirements

  • doctoral student (aiming for a doctoral degree at TU Bergakademie Freiberg)
  • good to very good academic performance
  • financial need

Duration and amount of grant given

  • amount: 1000 - 1500 Euros (= 500 Euros/month for 2-3 month)

Application documents

Please submit applications only with complete supplementary materials:

Application address and deadline

Please send your all application documents in one single PDF document by e-mail to: manuela [dot] junghansatiuz [dot] tu-freiberg [dot] de

Application periods

  • period A: 01 January until 15 February
  • period B: 01 July until 15 August

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Further financing possibilities

The Graduate and Research Academy provides information on calls for awards and scholarships at

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Manuela Junghans

Manuela Junghans

Betreuung ausländischer Studierender und Doktoranden

Akademiestraße 6, Zimmer EG.19

Telefon +49 3731 39 3241
manuela [dot] junghansatiuz [dot] tu-freiberg [dot] de

Dienstag 13 - 15:30 Uhr,
Donnerstag 9 - 11:30 Uhr und nach Vereinbarung
Online-Sprechzeit nach Vereinbarung – Web-Konferenz-Raum (Big Blue Button)


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