PhD students at the IMPRS SusMet can be admitted with their own funding or can get financial support covering all living expenses.
The IMPRS SusMet provides financial support that covers all living costs. This support is offered for 3 years. The exact amount and the modalities depend on the partner institute where the student works.
At the Max Planck Institutes and at the University Duisburg-Essen payment is based on the Collective Wage Agreement for the Civil Service (TVöD). Doctoral students receive a so-called support contract according to 65% of TVöD/TV-L group 13. This is about 34.000€ gross per year. Further information can be found here: www.mpg.de/career/how-do-i-get-supported.
The Ruhr-Universität Bochum provides scholarships of 2.050€ per month. There are no taxes, but health insurance is mandatory and must be paid by the student.
Students that will get or are excepting to get funding by another organisation can apply also to the IMPRS SusMet. This funding can be for example by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) or by other project funds from the future IMPRS SusMet supervisor.
There are no tuition fees for the IMPRS SusMet. The only fee required is a semester contribution (in German: Sozialbeitrag, Semesterbeitrag, Rückmeldegebühren) of approx. 350€ that must be paid each semester. Included is a ticket for public transportation for whole North Rhine-Westphalia.