Our Publications

The following publications will help you navigate through the German research environment and provide information on research performing organisations, funding and career opportunities, and interesting research areas. Whether you are interested in basic or applied research, an academic career or a position at a non-university research institution – we invite you to explore the many opportunities available to you in Germany.

Career & Funding

Funding your research in Germany (2015, 72 pages)

A selection of funding programmes for German and foreign academics run by the most important research funding institutions. Target group: international students, graduates, post-docs and academics interested in a research stay in Germany. Download (PDF, 6.4 MB)

The German doctorate − A guide for doctoral candidates (2015, 40 pages)

This booklet for (prospective) international doctoral students shows the different options for doing a doctorate in Germany. It explains the formal requirements, gives some practical advice on finding the right supervisor or doctoral programme. It also presents sponsoring and funding options. Download (PDF, 9.4 MB)

FAQs – Preparing a successful research stay in Germany (2012, 47 pages)

FAQ Flyer with 14 questions and answers on preparing a research stay in Germany. Target group: International students, graduates, junior and senior scientists interested in research in German. Download (PDF, 3.2 MB)

Subject-specific Brochures

Research in Germany - Mathematics (2015, 15 pages)

You are interested to study, pursue your PhD or get cooperation partners in the field of Mathematics in Germany? We invite you to explore the many opportunities available to you in Germany. This brochure provides students, early career researchers and partners from abroad with information to find places of interest and potential cooperation partners in their specific field of Mathematics. Download (PDF, 899.5 KB)

Research in Germany - Geosciences and Environmental Sciences (2015, 17 pages)

You are interested to study, pursue your PhD or get cooperation partners in the field of geosciences and environmental sciences in Germany? We invite you to explore the many opportunities available to you in Germany. This brochure provides students, early career researchers and partners from abroad with information to find places of interest and potential cooperation partners in their specific field of geosciences and environmental sciences. Download (PDF, 849.9 KB)

Research in Germany - Anthropology (2015, 16 pages)

This brochure provides a first insight into research in Germany in the field of anthropolgy and is especially recommended to early career researchers from abroad. Download (PDF, 1.0 MB)

Research in Germany - Social and Economic Sciences (2015, 14 pages)

This brochure provides a first insight into research in Germany in the field of social and economic sciences and is especially recommended to early career researchers from abroad. Download (PDF, 937.8 KB)

Research in Germany - Cellular and Molecular Biology (2015, 15 pages)

You are interested to study, pursue your PhD or get cooperation partners in the field of cellular and molecular biology in Germany? We invite you to explore the many opportunities available to you in Germany. This brochure provides students, early career researchers and partners from abroad with information to find places of interest and potential cooperation partners in their specific field of cellular and molecular biology. Download (PDF, 1.2 MB)

Research in Germany - Manufacturing Science and Engineering (2015, 15 pages)

You are interested to pursue your PhD or get cooperation partners in the field of Manufacturing Science and Engineering in Germany? We invite you to explore the many opportunities available to you in Germany. This brochure provides students, early career researchers and partners from abroad with information to find places of interest and potential cooperation partners in their specific field. Download (PDF, 899.1 KB)

Research in Germany - Physics (2016, 21 pages)

You are interested to pursue your PhD or get cooperation partners in the field of Physics in Germany? We invite you to explore the many opportunities available to you in Germany. This brochure provides students, early career researchers and partners from abroad with information to find places of interest and potential cooperation partners in their specific field. Download (PDF, 1.0 MB)

Research in Germany - Chemistry (2015, 34 Pages)

You are interested to pursue your PhD or get cooperation partners in the field of chemistry in Germany? We invite you to explore the many opportunities available to you in Germany. This brochure provides students, early career researchers and partners from abroad with information to find places of interest and potential cooperation partners in their specific field. Download (PDF, 905.8 KB)

Research in Germany - Neurosciences (2015, 17 pages)

You are interested to study, pursue your PhD or get cooperation partners in the field of Neurosciences in Germany? We invite you to explore the many opportunities available to you in Germany. This brochure provides students, early career researchers and partners from abroad with information to find places of interest and potential cooperation partners in their specific field of Neurosciences. Download (PDF, 0.9 MB)

About the German Research Landscape

The German Research Landscape - Who does research in Germany? (2015, 56 pages)

Read more about the unique network of university and non-university research organisations which Germany has to offer. This booklet gives you an excellent overview of the German research landscape. Target group: International students, graduates, junior and senior scientists interested in the German research landscape. Download (PDF, 4.9 MB)

Discover the Future of Research. Now. (2011, 30 pages)

This brochure of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) provides information on ground-breaking scientific projects and contains detailed reports on innovation in Germany. Download (PDF, 3.0 MB)

Keeping the Blue Planet Green (2009, 58 pages)

Read more about German ideas for sustainable solutions in environmental technologies. This booklet informs you about German water management & technology, renewable energies, innovations in resource efficiency, brownfield management and strategies of cleaner production. Download (PDF, 2.9 MB)