Your goal

Many international researchers choose to live and work in Germany. Before coming to Germany, important questions have to be answered: “Where can I find open Phd or research positions?”, “Do I need a work permit?”, “What are the funding options?”. To help you get started we provide you with information about career and funding opportunities for international researchers and give you some tips for planning your research stay in Germany.

Bachelor or master

German universities have an outstanding reputation throughout the world. More than 400,000 young people from around the world studied at German universities in 2020.

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The German doctorate is widely recognised. Every year, over 5,500 international graduates complete their doctorate in Germany.

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If you recently completed your doctorate and would now like to work and research in Germany, this is where you will find important information and useful links to help plan your career.

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Advanced research

Are you an established researcher looking for a new challenge? In Germany you can develop your career, make fresh contacts and build new partnerships – for example, with a research stay or a visiting professorship.

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A research position

Looking for a new science or research job? Here you will find a list of job portals that specialise in academic and research-related job offers in Germany.

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