PhD studies and research
Doing your PhD in Germany
DAAD Volker Lannert
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.
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.
Before you can begin your doctoral studies in Germany, there are some preliminary steps you must take.