#jobsQ Live Video Hangout: 'PhD Options: Doing a PhD in Germany'

     
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Researchers have become increasingly internationally mobile. In fact, being mobile early on in your career undoubtedly enhances your prospects and skills by expanding your networks and access to a larger research community.

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Researchers have become increasingly internationally mobile. In fact, being mobile early on in your career undoubtedly enhances your prospects and skills by expanding your networks and access to a larger research community.

Universities and research institutions in Germany are among the best in the world and each year 4,000 international candidates complete a PhD in Germany. In terms of investment in research, Germany stands out from all other European countries, including the UK. Germany has over 140 doctorate awarding higher education institutions, many of which don’t charge tuition fees, and numerous prestigious and well-equipped research organisations.  Many institutions have well-established support programmes for international researchers and, most importantly, doctoral students can write their thesis in English.

With a wealth of other benefits including a rich and diverse culture, beautiful countryside, comparatively low cost of living and excellent transport links to the rest of Europe, Germany is a destination well worth considering.

To help you explore the opportunities in Germany, jobs.ac.uk held a  60-minute live video event via a Google+ Hangout called ‘PhD Options: Doing a PhD in Germany’. You can watch a recording of the event here.

 By watching this hangout you could learn: 

  • What routes there are to doing a doctorate in Germany
  • How to find PhD opportunities and choose a supervisor
  • How to get access to a fully funded PhD
  • How to compose a good application
  • What the reality is like for PhD researchers in Germany including living costs, relocating tips, support networks and learning

To see more information regarding the panelists please see our event page

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