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 27,000 graduates complete a doctorate in Germany every year – far more than in any other European country. Every year, 4,000 international graduates complete their doctorate in Germany.

How to obtain a PhD in Germany

How to obtain a PhD in Germany

Germany offers two ways to do your PhD. Before you start your search for a PhD position you should choose between "individual doctorate" and "structured PhD programmes". More How to obtain a PhD in Germany

Find your PhD position in Germany

Find your PhD position in Germany

Germany offers a wide range of different doctoral opportunities. Search now and find your PhD position in Germany! More Find your PhD position in Germany

Financing and Funding your PhD

Financing and Funding your PhD

PhD students in Germany usually work as a research associate (paid PhD position) or receive a scholarship. More Financing and Funding your PhD

Requirements

Requirements

The most important formal qualification for being able to do a doctorate in Germany is a very good higher education degree that is recognised in Germany. More Requirements

Prepare your Stay

Prepare your Stay

Apart from finding the right PhD position or programme, there are a few things that have to be considered when you are planning your research stay in Germany. More Prepare your Stay

Why do your PhD in Germany

Why do your PhD in Germany

As a nation with a long cultural and scientific tradition, Germany offers exceptional infrastructure for your research work. More Why do your PhD in Germany