PhDs in Greifswald

PhDs in Greifswald

You can come to the University of Greifswald for part of your studies for your PhD or do your full doctorate at one of the five faculties. All of the University of Greifswald’s five faculties welcome PhD candidates.

If you would like to obtain your doctorate from the University of Greifswald, you will need a doctoral supervisor in a relevant subject, admission as a PhD student from the corresponding faculty and to have met the admission requirements stipulated in the faculty’s doctoral regulations.

Funding opportunities for doctorates in Germany are offered by the DAAD and various foundations.

Binational Doctorate (Cotutelle de thèse)

Dissertations written as part of a binational doctorate are supervised by two academics, one from Greifswald and one from abroad. 

A binational doctoral procedure does not lead to two doctor titles, but, in accordance with examination regulations, only to one. Thus, the universities involved usually award a joint certificate (see HRK Cotutelle de thèse [de]

Find the University of Greifswald’s draft contract for binational doctorates and corresponding drafts according to the HRK model here. The IO will be pleased to help you adapt the contracts individually. A procedure for making supervision contracts is being developed.

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