When you are looking for a supervisor you can start your search by looking for 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.
Once you’ve identified a potential supervisor you need to apply directly to the professor in question. When applying you should provide details about your previous academic achievements and the topic of your PhD/doctoral thesis. Your application can include a well-considered proposal for your future work.
You might also want to check out our online talks ‘Postdoctoral Opportunities in Germany’.