Info for PhD students

The German doctorate enjoys an outstanding reputation. Germany’s research institutions, universities and companies welcome international researchers and offer excellent opportunities for doctoral students. Structured PhD programmes, for example, often have a strong international orientation with English as the team language.

Roughly 30,000 graduate students complete a doctorate in Germany every year – far more than in any other European country. Every year, 5,000 international scholars are awarded a doctorate by a German university.