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New funding round as of the summer semester 2022

Student assistant positition for students of the first generation

Do you come from a non-academic home (so-called 1st generation students) and would like to do academic work during your Bachelor's degree at the University of Cologne?

Are you a professor or head of a junior research group and would like to support the academic higher education of a 1st generation student through an initial employment as a student assistant?

Then apply jointly for the financing of a student assistant position. The SHK positions have a scope of 10.12 hours per week (44 hours/month) and are funded for a maximum of two semesters, starting in the summer semester of 2022.

The aim of the programme is to facilitate access to the science system for students who who come from a non-academic home and studying for a Bachelor's degree programme or a degree programme with the aim of taking their first (state) examination, and to strengthen their motivation for an academic career by linking them to a chair/research institution/ junior research group at an early stage. At the same time, the financing of the studies is supported by a study-related activity.


Applications must be submitted jointly as a tandem (student and professor/research group leader) and must be completed by 25 January 2022.

Further details on the application process can be found in the call for proposals and the guidelines, which are linked below (unfortunately only available in german).



Contact and consulting

Anne Haffke
Referat Gender & Diversity Management

Phone: 0221/470 3224
E-Mail: SHK-ErsteGeneration(at)




Prorector for Academic Career and Equal Opportunities