M.Phil degree in Germany

Do German universities offer M.phil degrees?

The most important information first: German universities do not offer the degree 'M.phil'. If you wish to earn a degree from a German university, then you will probably be able to find a PhD programme and also a scholarship that fits your scientific area. 

Here are some tips for your search:
There are three basic approaches to find the right PhD programme or PhD position.

You can:
1. Apply for a structured PhD programme:
For structured PhD programmes see the DAAD International Programmes database. It contains international PhD programmes that are very similar to the PhD programmes in English-speaking countries where a team of supervisors look after a group of doctoral students. Nearly all of the programmes are taught in English and have no tuition fees. 

2. Search for PhD job offers at German universities:
See this database for open PhD positions at German universities and Graduate Schools specifically for international applicants.

3. Send a speculative application to a professor or research institute:
- If you intend to apply directly to an institute, in the online database 'Research Explorer' you can search for workgroups where research in your field of interest is carried out: 

- The CHE University Ranking also enables you to search for universities by subject or by city.
- The online database 'Higher Education Compass' allows you to search specific research fields and find institutes you can apply to, if you wish to earn a PhD.

Looking for scholarships? Then have a look here.