There are two paths to a doctorate/PhD in Germany. In the individual doctorate (the traditional way) you can carry out research independently and flexibly under the supervision of one professor. In structured programs you are part of a team of researchers and other students, will be supervised by 2-4 professors, will attend courses, lectures and seminars with other students. On both paths the duration of a doctorate/PhD is, depending on the scientific field, three to five years.

On this portal you can find doctoral/PhD positions in structured programs, positions for individual doctorates and also postdoc positions.


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