Research in Germany


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Phd Germany

PHD Germany - The Database for PhD Positions and Research Opportunities in Germany

Would you like to do a PhD in Germany? German higher education and research institutions are constantly on the lookout for qualified international doctoral candidates. In the DAAD database, you will find PhD positions specifically for foreign applicants.
Once you have found a PhD offer matching your interests, you can directly apply via the DAAD Portal.

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Research Explorer

To search for research institutes or research partners, you may use the Research Explorer: To help you reach your goal, the DAAD in cooperation with the German Research Foundation (DFG) offers the opportunity to search through over 23.000 entries related to German research institutions. The database includes information on institutes and departments at German universities as well as on research institutions and organizations working outside the university sector.

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The following sites focus on Germany's role as a research location. Jointly operated by German higher education and research institutions, this website aims to encourage researchers from all over the world to undertake a stay in Germany. It provides extensive information about scholarships and research programmes in German, English, French and Spanish.

Study in Germany

On this website, researchers will find answers to frequently asked questions like "Do I have to pay taxes in Germany?", "What about child care and schools?", "How do I find an appartment?", "How safe am I in Germany?" and so on.

DAAD - Overview of Doctoral Studies

For an overview of the various opportunities to do doctoral studies in Germany, please go to the following site.

DAAD - International Postgraduate Programmes

As a potential PhD student, find out more about international postgraduate programmes, which have been established by German universities at centers of scientific excellence. - Your Career in Research and Higher Education offers the largest selection of jobs in research and higher education in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. In partnership with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), also has articles about the German research sector, advice on applying for posts, and information about living and working in Germany. With a user-friendly search function and a personalised newsletter with relevant job opportunities, is your route to an academic career abroad.