PhD Fellowships at Bielefeld University

The International Graduate College  “Stochastics and Real World Models” Beijing-Bielefeld advertises  fellowships for PhD students, starting Oct 1st.

In the framework of an  International Graduate College (International Research Training Group,  supported by DFG) we offer fellowships for a PhD program starting  October 1 for up to 3 years duration.

The program is organized by the  Bielefeld University Mathematics Department in cooperation with the  Departments of Economics and Physics, the research institutions IMW and  BiBoS, and together with the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing  (partner institutions: IAM, AMSS, GUCAS). Doctorate degrees will be awarded by one of the three Departments of Bielefeld University. 

The interdisciplinary training  and research program is oriented towards the study of modern methods in  Stochastics and their application in Physics and Economics. A structured  course program will enable students to undertake research projects  without undue delay. Lectures and courses by visiting scientists, as  well as the exchange program with China, will further contribute to a  broad and internationally viable education.

Graduates (Master level) from  the aforementioned three fields with a pronounced interest in  Mathematics and its interdisciplinary applications are encouraged to  apply.
We are aiming to increase  the proportion of female researchers in the college; given parity with respect to all other relevant  criteria, female applicants will receive preferential treatment in the fellowship awarding  decisions.
Candidates with  physical disabilities who fulfill the abovementioned criteria are particularly encouraged to apply.

Deadline: August 13, 2010.  Post-deadline applications may possibly also be considered.

Please submit PDF files of  your completed application  form (including the names and contact data two possible referees) along  withyour CV, copies of your diplomas and certificates, a sketch of your research interests, and possibly your written work (papers,  theses, etc.), to

Prof. Dr. Michael Röckner
Fakultät für Mathematik
Universität Bielefeld

Contact detail:,