Best universities

What are the best universities in Germany?

The good news is there are many universities here in Germany specialising in all areas of expertise. We want to help you find a good university with the right fit for your research focus. Here are some useful links and databases:

- The CHE University Ranking enables you to search for universities by subject or by city.

- The 'Research Map' offered by the German Rectors' Conference (HRK) allows you to search for German universities where your field of interest is available.

- The 'Research Explorer' is a database containing over 25,000 research institutes in Germany. It includes information on institutes and departments at German universities, as well as research institutions and organisations working outside the university sector.

- If you're interested in structured PhD programmes taught in English, take a look at this database by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). It contains over 300 PhD Programmes. Most of them are held in English and have no tuition fees.

- Find open PhD positions at German universities in this DAAD database.

You can find further tips and information on doing your PhD in Germany and find out about your funding opportunities here.