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The Marketing Area actively engages in the advancement of PhD students at the University of Cologne. Therefore, professors from the Marketing Area offer several PhD courses on an irregular basis. You can find a list of current courses below. For more information click on the respective course.

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Dear prospective students, Welcome to the Marketing Ph.D. program here at Goethe University Frankfurt! We are glad we caught your interest in this selective program that only very few German universities offer. Frankfurt is a vibrant city with endless opportunities in education, culture, recreation—and research. As a graduate student in our group, you will face many exciting and rewarding challenges. Classes are small and opportunities to work with faculty members one-on-one are large. We are dedicated to graduate education and research and are making every effort to provide the best guidance and support to you. We hope you share our passion for research, seek to break new intellectual ground and contribute to the academic conversation in our field. We are extremely proud that our graduates found placements in tenured and tenure-track positions in a wide range of countries (Germany, Switzerland, Austria, UK, US, Spain, and the Netherlands) and left their mark on dozens of national and international dissertation awards. Our students are also regular presenters at renowned international conferences and are offered visiting positions at top-notch universities and research institutions. Marketing analytics lie at the core of our program. Increasing digitalization leads to a strong increase in available data and novel research questions that challenge accepted business paradigms. Through exciting practice partner projects, as well as through Goethe University Frankfurt’s incomparable access to secondary databases and our very own experimental laboratory, we are best equipped to study these research questions that move the needle in today’s business and societal landscape. As the largest marketing department in Germany, sized by tenured faculty, our department houses faculty experts that approach these questions through the most diverse set of theories and methodologies, ranging from quantitative econometric modeling, over marketing strategy, to consumer psychology. You will join a wonderful community of scholars and fellow Ph.D. students in which doors are open and lasting friendships are built. And be assured that, although there is a great deal to learn within the marketing field alone, you will always be part of a larger interdisciplinary community of distinguished faculty and enthusiastic students here at Goethe University Frankfurt. I invite you to explore the details of our graduate program in Marketing through the links found here. Please reach out if you have any specific question about the program that we missed to answer on these webpages. We are delighted that you are interested in our program and are very much looking forward to meeting you! Best regards, Simone Wies Academic Director - Ph.D. Program in Marketing

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What's the difference? Check out our  overview of the various ways to do your PhD in Germany  

Find your individual doctorate

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The "traditional" or "individual" path to a PhD remains the most common in Germany. An individual doctorate involves a thesis or dissertation that is produced under the  supervision of one professor . This form of PhD study offers a great deal of  flexibility , but demands a high degree of  personal initiative  and responsibility.

How to find your PhD supervisor

In Germany there is no central admissions or selection office for doctoral students. Therefore, your first step is to find a suitable professor who is willing to be your supervisor.

One way to find a supervisor is to look for a university institute that matches your area of research. The following online search engines might help you find a suitable supervisor:

  • GERiT – German research institutions GERiT is a website containing information on approximately 29,000 research institutions in Germany. GERiT allows the user to search easily by location or subject. It provides all the information needed to choose an institution at which to research, study or do a doctorate.
  • Finding a PhD position PhDGermany publishes PhD openings in Germany that specifically target international applicants. Accordingly, in most cases the working language is English. Fluent knowledge of German is only required for certain special positions. PhDGermany helps you find the right PhD opening or supervisor for your doctoral thesis and assists you with the online application process.
  • Higher Education Compass   This database provides up-to-date information from universities about doctoral opportunities in Germany. The search engine enables you to carry out targeted searches on the basis of departments, admission requirements and form of doctoral thesis.

Furthermore,  your contacts with your professors or previous university  could help direct you to a suitable department or potential supervisor in Germany.

It is also helpful to attend  academic conferences  in your own subject area. There you will be able to exchange information and make contacts ­– and perhaps even find a future PhD supervisor.

Find your structured PhD programme

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Structured PhD programmes in Germany are frequently very similar to the PhD programmes in English-speaking countries, in which a  team of supervisors  look after a  group of doctoral students . Around 12,000 doctoral students from abroad – roughly one in four – do their PhDs in structured programmes. As a rule, it is possible to complete a doctorate in four to five years.

Where to find your PhD programme

There is no central database of all structured PhD programmes in Germany. You can usually find these programmes directly through the respective universities, graduate schools or non-university research institutions. The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) database is also a good place to look. Here you will find a large number of PhD programmes that are specially aimed at international doctoral students.

International doctoral programme database

Are you interested in an international doctoral programme in Germany? This DAAD database presents a selection of roughly 230 international doctoral programmes in Germany. The database can be searched according to different criteria. 

Doctoral programmes at universities

Many universities offer structured doctoral programmes, which they publicise on their websites. The Student Advisory Service or Graduate Centre at the respective university will also provide help here. You can find the relevant addresses using the Higher Education Compass provided by the German Rectors’ Conference.

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Research training groups are also funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation, DFG) for a period of up to nine years. Their key emphasis is on the qualification of doctoral researchers within the framework of a focused research programme and a structured training strategy. > Current Research Training Groups

Helmholtz Research Schools, Colleges and Graduate Schools

The Helmholtz Association is Germany’s largest scientific organisation. In collaboration with various institutions of higher education, Helmholtz Association research centres have established structured PhD programmes under the auspices of Helmholtz Graduate Schools, Helmholtz Research Schools and Colleges. > PhD Candidates 

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The Leibniz Association connects 97 research institutes that conduct problem-oriented research and provide scientific infrastructure of national and international importance. Together with universities they run structured PhD programmes in Leibniz Graduate Schools. > Leibniz Graduate Schools

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The Max Planck Society specialises in innovative basic research and its institutes are able to offer up-and-coming researchers excellent infrastructure and support. The website lists the programmes available at International Max Planck Research Schools (IMPRS): > International Max Planck Research Schools  

Max Planck Schools

In Germany, the best researchers in a specific field are often work at different universities and non-university research institutions spread throughout the country. The Max Planck Schools serve as hubs which gather this distributed knowledge. Here, the brightest minds in their fields have come together from within the scientific community to interconnect in faculties made up of active researchers. Students gain access to these unique networks, learn in close personal exchange from leaders in their fields and their peers, and enjoy access to outstanding infrastructure. Currently, three Schools are operating in the fields of Cognition, Matter to Life, and Photonics.

Where can I find out about requirements?

Application procedures  differ from programme to programme . The precise requirements and deadlines can be found on the website of the respective university, research training group or graduate school. You should therefore first choose a PhD programme and/or graduate school.

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If you’re considering advancing your academic journey with a PhD and have a passion for conducting research in your field, Germany could be an excellent destination for you. With its top-tier universities, exciting research opportunities, financial support, and diverse culture, Germany stands out as an excellent choice for PhD studies.

These are the main steps to doing a PhD in Germany:

Find a PhD Program and a Supervisor

  • Decide Between Individual and Structured PhD Programs
  • Meet All Requirements & Prepare Your Application

Apply for Doctoral Studies

Secure funding, get a student visa or resident permit, arrive in germany and begin your phd program, why pursue a phd in germany.

Here are some compelling reasons to pursue a PhD in Germany:

  • Top universities. Germany boasts four universities ranked in the top 100 globally, offering access to world-class education and research facilities.
  • International student community. Germany welcomes a diverse and thriving international student community, with over 458,210 international students studying across the country.
  • Abundant research institutions. Germany’s 1,000+ publicly funded research institutions, spanning universities, applied sciences, research institutes, businesses, and government bodies, offer countless opportunities for collaboration and networking.
  • Investment in research and development. Germany’s commitment to research and development is evident through its increasing expenditure, which reached a record high of 112.6 billion euros in 2021.
  • Strong economy. Germany is known for its robust and stable economy, offering potential career opportunities in academia, industry, and research sectors after completing your PhD.

How to Apply for a PhD in Germany

Below, you will find all the steps you need to take, from discovering your perfect program to submitting your application and commencing your PhD adventure in Germany.

To start your PhD in Germany, define your research focus by considering your interests and academic background. Explore resources, attend conferences, and connect with professors. Use online sources, engage with academic communities, and seek advice from current PhD students for insights into the research scene.

If you’re already clear about your research direction, it’s time to search for suitable programs. The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) provides a comprehensive database of current opportunities, which you can explore at the DAAD PhD Database . Additionally, consider researching universities in Germany individually to understand what each institution offers in terms of research and programs.

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You will also have to find a supervisor. One way to do so is by visiting university websites to find faculty directories with profiles of professors and their research interests. Contact professors whose work aligns with your research interests, express your interest and inquire about supervision opportunities.

> You can search PhD programs using the GERiT database , which features over 31,000 research institutions.

Types of PhD Programs in Germany

Before you start searching for a PhD program, it’s essential to understand that in Germany, there are two different paths you can take when pursuing a PhD, each with its own set of advantages and opportunities.

Individual PhD Programs

An individual doctorate program is considered the more common and traditional PhD route in Germany. It is a flexible and self-directed path to earning a doctoral degree, particularly in fields like humanities and social sciences. You take the initiative to find a supervisor (called “Doktorvater” or “Doktormutter”) for your research project and often suggest your research topic.

There’s no fixed curriculum, giving you the freedom to set your research timeline and choose coursework. This approach requires self-discipline and active networking, including participation in doctoral candidate meetings and research events.

Structured PhD Programs

Structured PhD programs in Germany offer a clear path to a PhD degree, typically lasting three to five years. Unlike individual doctorate studies, they include a curriculum, research proposal submission that has to fit an existing program, and a set timeline for coursework and research.

Candidates benefit from advisor supervision and are encouraged to collaborate across disciplines, making structured programs ideal if you’re seeking a guided and comprehensive doctoral experience.

Ensure You Meet All Requirements & Prepare the Application

The requirements and application documents for a PhD in Germany can vary depending on your chosen institution and research area. However, as a general guideline, you should prepare the following:

  • Academic degree recognized in Germany. Typically, you’ll need a master’s degree or a German state examination (Staatsexamen) to qualify for a PhD program.
  • Copy of master’s thesis. Provide a copy of your master’s thesis, showcasing your research skills and the depth of your academic work.
  • Research proposal. Craft a clear and comprehensive research proposal outlining your intended research topic, objectives, methodology, and significance.
  • Statement of purpose. Write a statement of purpose explaining why you wish to pursue a PhD in your chosen field, your academic and career goals, and how this program aligns with your aspirations.
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV). Prepare a detailed CV highlighting your academic achievements, research experience, relevant coursework, publications, and any other qualifications.
  • Proof of language proficiency. Depending on the language of instruction (usually German or English), you may have to provide proof of language proficiency. You can do this with certificates like TestDaF, DSH, TOEFL, IELTS, or proof of previous studies in the language.
  • Academic references. You may need to provide contact information or recommendation letters from professors or academic advisors confirming your academic abilities and research potential.
  • Predoctoral examination. Some programs may require you to pass a predoctoral examination as part of the application process.

Once you’ve found a suitable PhD program and a mentor, and your academic qualifications are recognized in Germany, you can start your application. Depending on the university or research institute, you can apply online or by post, so it’s essential to check their specific requirements. Keep in mind that admission committees are selective and may conduct interviews to admit the best candidates.

Securing funding is a crucial step when preparing for a PhD in Germany. To meet visa requirements and stay in the country, you must demonstrate access to a minimum of €934 per month, totaling €11,208 annually. This proof can be provided through an admission agreement or relevant contract, or you can open a blocked account with individual funds.

There are various ways to financially support yourself while pursuing a PhD in Germany:

  • PhD scholarships. DAAD offers the highest number of doctoral scholarships. PhD students get an average monthly stipend of €1,139.
  • Paid PhD positions. Many universities and research institutions offer paid PhD positions in Germany. You will have a contract and work on specific research projects while receiving a salary.
  • Research associate positions. You can also work as a research associate in a university, research institution, or company and receive a salary as compensation.
  • Part-time jobs. Some PhD students/researchers work part-time jobs that are not related to their studies to secure additional income.

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Once your acceptance into the PhD program is confirmed by the university or institution, you can begin the process of applying for a student visa or residence permit. The PhD visa or permit requirements for Germany can vary depending on your nationality and individual circumstances:

Visa Requirements

Citizens of the EU, the European Economic Area (EEA), and Switzerland do not need any special permit or visa to pursue a PhD in Germany. They can research and work with just a valid passport or ID card.

For international researchers who are not citizens of the EU, EEA, or Switzerland, a visa will be required to work as a researcher in Germany.

The type of visa you need depends on your specific situation:

  • Study visa. If you’re pursuing a full-time doctoral program, you may apply for a student visa.
  • Research visa. If your focus is on research and you have a formal affiliation with a research institution in Germany, you can apply for a research visa.
  • EU Blue Card. If your PhD offer includes a gross annual salary of at least €45,300 (or €41,041.80 in certain professions), you may be eligible for an EU Blue Card, which is a special residence title for international academics.

Residence Permit Requirements

Once you arrive in Germany, you’ll need to apply for a residence permit based on the visa you have:

  • Study permit. If you’re accepted into a PhD program at a German university, you can get a study-based residence permit for up to two years, extendable.
  • Research permit. If you’re a researcher with the right qualifications for doctoral programs, you can get a research permit for Germany. This requires a contract with a research institution for your project.
  • EU Blue Card. You may be eligible for the EU Blue Card, which is for foreign academics and qualified workers in Germany. To get it through a PhD offer, your salary should be at least €45,300 per year, or €41,041.80 for certain bottleneck professions .

*Note that nationals of certain countries , including the United States, Australia, Israel, Japan, and Korea, who are not required to obtain a visa, must still apply for a residence permit.

> For more specific information tailored to your situation, we recommend contacting the German embassy or consulate in your home country. You can also use this visa navigator.

Arriving in Germany and commencing your PhD program is an exciting step, but there are certain formalities you need to take care of. The international office at the university or a representative can guide you, however here are the main things to take care of once you’re in the country:

Register Your Residence

Shortly after your arrival, you must register your residence at the local registration office (Einwohnermeldeamt or Bürgeramt). This is mandatory, and you typically have a window of two weeks to complete this process.

Obtain Health Insurance

Everyone in Germany, including international PhD students, is obligated by law to have health insurance coverage . The type of health insurance you are eligible for depends on the source of your funding:

  • Doctoral candidates with an employment contract are typically insured automatically with a state-regulated health insurance provider (Gesetzliche Krankenversicherung -GKV)
  • Doctoral candidates without an employment contract (with a fellowship or private funding) may choose between:
  • Voluntary health insurance coverage with a state-regulated provider.
  • Coverage with a private health insurance company.

Some exceptions allow you to retain your insurance from your home country, such as students from a European Union (EU) country or other countries with social security agreements with Germany.

Open a Bank Account

It’s advisable to open a German bank account as soon as possible. Many financial transactions in Germany, including receiving your stipend or salary, are typically done through a German bank account.

Enrollment at University

If your PhD program requires enrollment at a university, you’ll need to complete this step. Submit the necessary documents to the university’s enrollment office, which may include your admission letter, passport, proof of health insurance, and proof of financial means.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

There’s a lot to think about when you’re considering pursuing a PhD, especially if it’s in a foreign country. We’re sure you’ve got more questions, and we’re here to help.

What Is the Duration of a PhD Program in Germany?

In general, a PhD program in Germany typically lasts between three to six years.

The duration of a PhD program in Germany can vary depending on several factors, including the university, the subject area, and individual progress.

Are PhD Programs in Germany Tuition-Free?

Most PhD programs in Germany are tuition-free, at least for the first six semesters. However, if you are enrolled at a university, you will need to cover a semester fee. This can vary depending on the university but usually falls within the range of €100 to €350.

Is Knowing German Mandatory to Pursue a PhD in Germany?

Knowing German is not always mandatory to pursue a PhD in Germany. Many German universities offer PhD programs in English, especially in fields like science, engineering, and the humanities. In such programs, you can write your thesis and communicate with professors and peers in English.

However, language requirements differ by university and department. If your program is in German, you might need to prove your proficiency. Knowing German can also be helpful for daily life and integration if you’re living in Germany.

Will I Get a PhD Salary in Germany?

PhD candidates in Germany, whether affiliated with universities, research institutions, or companies collaborating with them, typically receive financial support in the form of a salary or grant.

The majority of doctoral positions are structured under the TV-L (Tarifvertrag im Öffentlichen Dienst) salary scale, often falling within the TV-L 13 category, with a salary range spanning from €4,188 (Tier 1) to €6,037 (Tier 6).

Salaries are typically determined based on a wage agreement that specifies the contract tier (Stufe) and working hours (percentage-based). Many entry-level PhD students start with tier 1 contracts that are not full-time. For example, if your contract places you in Pay Group E-13 Tier 1 of the TV-L and you work at 75% capacity, your monthly gross salary will be €3,141.

Can I Work While Pursuing a PhD in Germany?

It’s generally allowed for PhD students in Germany to have part-time jobs to cover living expenses. However, the rules and expectations can vary depending on your supervisor, field of study, and specific circumstances.

While part-time work is an option, keep in mind that pursuing a PhD can be quite demanding, often requiring long hours of research and study. It’s essential to find the right balance between work and your academic commitments. Additionally, make sure to be aware of any legal and contractual obligations related to your employment while studying for your PhD.

What Is the Process for Defending a PhD Thesis in Germany?

In Germany, defending your PhD thesis involves several steps. You start by submitting your thesis and necessary documents, making sure they meet all the formal requirements. A commission is formed, and you may have the opportunity to suggest reviewers.

Then, you will have to prepare and undergo an oral defense, which can be either public or private and typically lasts between 30 minutes to 2 hours. During this, you present your research and discuss it with the committee.

The outcome of this discussion determines your final grade, which you receive after the defense. If everything goes well, you’re granted the Ph.D. title and have about two years to publish your dissertation.

What Are the Career Prospects After Completing a PhD in Germany?

After completing a PhD in Germany, career prospects are promising. Graduates often find opportunities in academia as professors or researchers or in various industries, including technology, healthcare, and finance. Germany’s strong economy and research-oriented environment make it an attractive place for career development.

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Research Fellow ( PhD Candidate) in Digital Marketing (m/f/d)

13.11.2023, Wissenschaftliches Personal We are currently seeking a research fellow ( PhD candidate) (m/f/d) in the field of Digital Marketing at the TUM Campus Heilbronn. This position is available

PhD position “Nuclear pore complex biogenesis” (f/m/d)

We are seeking a motivated PhD student with a background in biochemistry, cell biology or molecular biology. The nuclear pore complex (NPC) is a large cylindrical structure with multiple copies

PhD : Thermomagnetic harvesting of low grade waste heat

considered for future applications in information technology and are based on electrical, magnetic or optical functionalities. The Department of Group Ferroic materials, films and devices is looking for a PhD

Geowissenschaftler*innen/Geothermiker*innen als Wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter*in und/oder Promotionsstudent*in (WM100%; PhD 75%-Stelle) (m,w,d) in der

01.02.2024, Wissenschaftliches Personal Wir suchen zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt Wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter*in und/oder Promotionsstudent*in (WM100%; PhD 75%-Stelle) (m,w,d) für folgenden

PhD Student (f/m/d) PhD candidate for thermomagnetic harvesting of low grade waste heat / Completed university studies (Master/Diploma) in the field of Engineering, Physics, Material Science or

funded by an EU programme Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure? No Offer Description Area of research: PHD Thesis Starting date: 01.07.2024 Job description:PhD Student (f/m

PlasmACT: PhD position in membrane lipid modifications and dynamics of plasma-mediated biological activity and toxicity

, was the first to launch an accredited atmospheric pressure argon plasma jet into the European market for chronic wound treatment. Requirements Research FieldBiological sciencesEducation LevelMaster Degree

PlasmACT: PhD position in molecular biology of plasma-treated actinic keratosis

, was the first to launch an accredited atmospheric pressure argon plasma jet into the European market for chronic wound treatment. Requirements Research FieldBiological sciences » BiologyEducation LevelMaster

Three PhD positions (f/m/d)

The Institute for Chinese Studies at Heidelberg University (Center for Asian and Transcultural Studies) invites applications for three PhD positions (f/m/d) TVL 13, 60%, 3 years within the framework

PhD position (f/m/d): Acoustic tools for 3D cell culture

We have an opening for a PhD project – building next-generation tools for 3D cell cultures using ultrasound. You will join a new research group “Holographic Biofabrication” at the Institute

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Several Interdisciplinary PhD Positions (f/m/d) at Heidelberg University The Heidelberg Graduate School of Mathematical and Computational Methods for the Sciences HGS MathComp at Heidelberg

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The goal of the Master's programme is to give students a deeper understanding of marketing issues based on a sound marketing-related training. In particular, various technological developments and future trends in the development of markets are taken into account. This ensures that students are prepared for the market's future requirements and that graduates are highly attractive to potential employers. Classes are held at both the Rheinbach and Sankt Augustin campuses.

An overview of the course topics:

  • Marketing Process & Strategy
  • Digitalisation of Business Models
  • Future Trends & Scenario Techniques
  • Business Model Generation
  • Product/Innovation Management & Services
  • Market Research
  • Data Management / Statistical Analytics
  • Digital Consumer Behaviour
  • Marketing Implementation / International Marketing
  • Case Studies
  • Business Communication & Negotiation 

Please see our website for more information or contact our programme coordinator.

The programme consists of lectures, rolling seminars, practice elements, workshops, excursions, and small group discussions. The programme combines in-class learning with learning-by-doing elements.

Students can do a semester abroad in their third semester. A dual degree with one of our partner universities is also offered. Please go to our website to find more information about our international elements.

Students have to pay a semester contribution (currently around 333 EUR) to the Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg, which includes administrative costs, a student fee, and a ticket for the use of public transport in the area's network.

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Please see this website for a detailed overview of all admission requirements: 

Language proficiency proof must be on the minimum level of B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, proven by one of following English language proficiency tests: TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge CAE. Applicants with a school-leaving certificate or a Bachelor's degree in English are exempt from providing a proof of English language proficiency.

Many companies near Sankt Augustin, Bonn, and Cologne offer student jobs. However, please be advised that student visas restrict the number of hours that a student may work in Germany.

Unlike in many other countries, German universities do not automatically provide their students with accommodation. Instead, students must make their own housing arrangements based on their own taste and requirements. There are a variety of different options in Bonn or near the campuses in Sankt Augustin and Rheinbach, ranging from dormitories to privately arranged flat shares.

Student accommodation is available both in Sankt Augustin and in the nearby city of Bonn. Waiting lists exist for some student accommodation facilities, but foreign students are given priority. Students are urged to apply as early as possible: .

The International Office is the central coordination point for international exchange and cooperation between our university and international partners. Its staff members are in charge of international partnerships and exchange programmes. In addition, they provide support to all students, doctoral candidates and visiting scholars as well as university employees on all issues relating to a stay abroad: .

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