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Scholarships with the Australian German Climate and Energy College have closed.

However, any student doing a PhD at the University of Melbourne in the field of climate and energy transitions may join the College.

Please apply for a PhD scholarship in the faculty of your choice. The deadlines for PhD scholarships in each faculty are listed here. Further information about Central University Scholarships is provided below.

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Have you already started your PhD? Come and visit Melbourne

Are you doing your PhD in Germany or are you a student undertaking a PhD somewhere else? Is your research to do with climate change, or the transition of our energy systems from a natural science, economic, technical, or social science point of view? Would you like to boost your research with a visit in Melbourne?

Become a PhD exchange visitor!

As the Australian-German College, we especially welcome current PhD students from our partner universities in Berlin (Humboldt University and the Technical University of Berlin) as well as the University of Potsdam. Even if you are researching your PhD elsewhere, we may be able to host you for a period of research at the University of Melbourne. If you are interested, please email We will provide you with the vibrant research environment, desk space and non-financial support for accepted students (see financial support options below). And if your expression of interest is positively reviewed, we will be happy to assist you to facilitate your research visit here, write letter(s) of support for funding applications and advice on visa processes etc.

For German PhD students

DAAD Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst

German PhD students can apply for DAAD support to have a 6 or up to 12 month research visit with the Australian-German College of Climate & Energy Transitions here in Melbourne. Please let us know, if you are interested and we are happy to assist.

What does DAAD offer?

The German Academic Exchange Services offers both, "short-term" (<6 months) and "year-long" (7 to 12 months) stipends to support you as PhD. You will receive around € 1,300 per month, plus support for your travel and insurance costs. For more details, eligibility criteria and the application process, please visit the respective DAAD web pages:

Short-term (<6 months) visits

Long-term (7-12 months) visits