Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg

TA&RA Assistantships


Esther Smykalla
Referentin Internationale Forschung / Wissenschaftlermobilität

phone: +49 345 55 215 38
fax: +49 345 55 274 27

room 1.03.0
Universitätsring 19/20
06108 Halle (Saale)

postal address:
International Office / PhD Network
06099 Halle (Saale)

Mirren Augustin

phone: +49 345 55 217 45
fax: +49 345 55 274 27

room 1.03.0
Universitätsring 19/20
06108 Halle (Saale)

postal address:
International Office / PhD Network
06099 Halle (Saale)

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Teaching & Research Assistantships

TA and RAs are supposed to give PhD students hands-on experience in research and teaching as well as strengthen internationalisation of research and teaching at our University. TA and RAs support research and teaching by providing courses for students, supervision of student projects, by collecting and analysing data or preparing publications and conference contributions. Besides, the assistantships may help to partially cover the living costs of PhD students.

Applications have to be submitted together by the scientific supervisor and the doctoral candidate to the International Office. All applications will be reviewed by an independent commission of University professors from different scientific fields. For the selected candidates the International Office will make a request towards the Human Resources Department for a contract as a graduate assistant.

Please note:

The duration of a TA or RA will be six months.

You are eligible to apply if you have never had a contract as a graduate assistant before or if you have not had a contract as a graduate assistant for more than six months at the time of the planned start of the TA or RA.

Important: Because of the new "Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz" all holders of jobs e. g. as scientific staff cannot simultaneously accept a contract as research or teaching assisstant. Therefore, please contact us if you already have a contract.

Please find below the application forms (in German and English) as well as detailed information ("frequently asked questions"). We kindly ask to read the FAQs carefully and make all necessary inquiries before handing in the application.

Please enclose the following documents:

  • Project description and subject-specific reasons for the application by the PhD Student (min. ½ DIN A4-page, max. 2 DIN A4-pages)
  • Letter of motivation (min. ½ A4-page, max. 2 A4-pages)
  • BA/ MA degree certificate(s) + transcripts of records
  • In case of a renewal: short report on the work and the results of the last funding period

Please note that late or incomplete applications cannot be considered. The call for applications is subject to final approval from the DAAD.

In case of questions we warmly recommend contacting us bevore handing in an application.

Application form TA & RA (in German)
TA RA Antrag Deutsch_SoSe2017.doc (136 KB)  vom 06.04.2017

Bewerbungsformular TA & RA (deutsch, PDF-Format)
TA RA Antrag Deutsch_SoSe2017.pdf (56.6 KB)  vom 06.04.2017

Application form TA & RA (in English)
TA RA_ Application English_SoSe2017.doc (134.5 KB)  vom 06.04.2017

TA & RA Application Form (English, PDF-Format)
TA RA_ Application English_SoSe2017.pdf (56.3 KB)  vom 06.04.2017

Frequently asked questions TA & RA (in German)
Häufig gestellte Fragen_Dezember_2016.pdf (86.2 KB)  vom 07.12.2016

Frequently asked questions TA & RA (in English)
Frequently asked questions_december_2016.pdf (81.1 KB)  vom 07.12.2016