Funding & Tuition
The IMPRS-CellDevoSys offers full financial support during thesis preparation, up to 4 years. Financial support is granted via an employment contract according to 65% TvöD E13 (German tariff for employees in civil service). Health insurance, pension contribution, and other social benefits are included in the contract. The net take-home pay for PhD students (after taxes and deductions) is a minimum of 1,600 Euro per month.
There are neither tuition fees for participating in the PhD Program nor for being registered as a PhD student at the Technische Universität Dresden (TUD). Official enrollment at the TUD as a student is optional; the biannual enrollment fee at the TUD is about 275 Euro and includes the so-called Semesterticket, which entitles you to use the public transport system in Dresden and surrounding areas.
Cost of Living
It is fairly easy to hold a high standard of living in Dresden, since the costs of rent, food, and other staples remain low. Several articles have recently noted that Dresden is one of the cheapest cities for students in Germany.