Doing your PhD in Germany

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Two ways to do your PhD in Germany

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There is more than one wasy to get your doctoral title in Germany. The majority of doctoral candidates pursue a doctorate through individual doctoral study, yet structured PhD programmes are becoming increasingly common.

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Funding opportunities

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No tuition fees are charged for doctoral study at public universities in Germany – at least not for the first six semesters. However, when you apply for a study visa in Germany, the authorities will ask to see whether you have sufficient funds to cover the cost of living – approximately 8,000 euros a year.

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Steps to doing a PhD in Germany

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Before you can begin your doctoral studies in Germany, there are some preliminary steps you must take.

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