IP@Leibniz - Internationalisation of the Doctorate

The project is directed at

  • international Master's students and those interested in a doctorate, as well as
  • international and German doctoral students

from the following main research areas:

  • Quantum optics and gravitational physics
  • Production engineering
  • Biomedical research and technology

Associated Institutions of the Research Field Quantum Optics and Gravitational Physics*


  • Institute of Quantum Optics (IQ)
  • Institute of Gravitational Physics (AEI)
  • Institute of Geodesy (IfE)
  • Geodetic Institute (GIH)
  • Institute of Solid State Physics (FKP)
  • Institute of Theoretical Physics (ITP)

*no claim to completeness

Further Institutions

  • Research Training Group 1991
  • HITec – Hannover Institute of Technology
  • Laboratory of Nano and Quantum Engineering (LNQE)
  • Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (LZH)
  • Research School IMPRS
  • Riemann Center for Geometry and Physics
  • Collaborative research centre geo-Q
  • Collaborative research centre DQ-mat

Measures to Increase the Mobility of Doctoral Students - Scholarships

Travel scholarships for

  • Master students
    (For foreign students who wish to complete an internship of up to three months at the LUH).
  • Doctoral candidates from abroad
    (Get to know each other up to 1 month)
  • Doctoral candidates (
    Research stays of up to 3 months, LUH doctoral students can go abroad and foreign doctoral students can come to LUH.)

Applications for Travel Scholarships

Applications can be sent directly by e-mail to the QUEST-LFS office.

Incl. a short reason for the selection of the candidate - approx. half page - details see below.

Criteria for scholarship applications

One of the most important selection criteria is the applicant's convincing academic qualification. This should be documented by:

  • The academic achievements in relation to the duration of study.
  • Scientific publications, if applicable.

Further selection criteria apply to applications with the aim of carrying out a concrete research project:

  • Quality of the technical presentation of the project and of the preliminary work.
  • Embedding of the project in the overall doctoral project (in terms of content and time).
  • Suitability of the target institution
    (Reasons for the stay abroad and the choice of the target university).

Contact for Scholarship Applicants

General Information, Contact if You Are Interested in Internationalisation Measures