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 29,000 graduate students complete a doctorate in Germany every year – far more than in any other member state of the European Union. Every year, over 5,500 international scholars are awarded a doctoral degree by a German university.