Information for Postdocs and Junior Researchers

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Are you interested in pursuing a research career in Germany? If so, you’ve come to the right place. Here you will find lots of information about where you can do research and work in Germany as well as the various opportunities science and research can offer. We aim to help you get your career in Germany off to a good start by providing lots of useful links and advice.

5 reasons for coming to Germany

5 reasons for coming to Germany

There are many good reasons for coming to Germany. It is a leading research nation – especially when it comes to the disciplines of the future – and its universities and research institutions are among the best in the world. But that is not all … More 5 reasons for coming to Germany

Where can I continue my research?

Where can I continue my research?

Germany offers international junior researchers a wide range of opportunities to continue their research – in universities, in non-university research institutions and in industry. More Where can I continue my research?

Career paths

Career paths

The traditional career path for postdoctoral scholars involves a position at a university leading to a professorship. However, science and research offer many other opportunities. More Career paths

The path to a professorship

The path to a professorship

Different routes lead to a university professorship in Germany. In addition to the still common habilitation process, there are now other recognised ways of qualifying for appointment as a professor. More The path to a professorship

Funding and prizes

Funding and prizes

Outstanding international postdoctoral scholars with good degrees, publications in prestigious specialist journals, relevant research experience or excellent research proposals can also receive support in the shape of fellowships and prizes. More Funding and prizes

Entry and residence

Entry and residence

What must I consider before entering the country? How important is it to speak German? There are lots of questions to be answered before you travel to Germany. More Entry and residence

Dual career programmes

Dual career programmes

Highly qualified couples who are both planning a career in Germany can receive targeted support from dual career networks at universities. More Dual career programmes