Info for Graduates & PhD Students

The German doctorate enjoys an outstanding reputation in all disciplines. In Germany some 25,000 graduates successfully complete the doctoral process every year – far more than in any other European country. In Germany there are different ways of doing a PhD: Individual doctorate or structured PhD programmes.

Why Pursue a Doctorate in Germany?

Why Pursue a Doctorate in Germany?

As a nation with a long cultural and scientific tradition, Germany offers exceptional infrastructure for your research work. More Why Pursue a Doctorate in Germany?

How to obtain a PhD

How to obtain a PhD

Germany offers two ways to do your PhD. Before you start your search for a PhD position you should choose between "individual doctorate" and "structured PhD programmes". More How to obtain a PhD

Find Your PhD Position

Find Your PhD Position

Germany offers a wide range of different doctoral opportunities. Search now and find your PhD position in Germany! More Find Your PhD Position

Financing and Funding your PhD

Financing and Funding your PhD

PhD students in Germany usually work as a research associate (paid PhD position) or receive a scholarship. More Financing and Funding your PhD

Language & Requirements

Language & Requirements

The most important formal qualification for being able to do a doctorate in Germany is a very good higher education degree that is recognised in Germany. More Language & Requirements

Doctoral Examination

Doctoral Examination

The precondition for initiating the doctoral examination process is the submission of a written doctoral thesis. A thesis is expected to demonstrate the candidate’s ability to engage in profound independent academic research. More Doctoral Examination