PhDGermany - Info for Applicants


German universities and research organisations are always looking for qualified doctoral students from abroad. PhDGermany publishes PhD position offers in Germany that specifically target international applicants.

The PhDGermany Platform

PhDGermany databaseYou have direct access to PhD position offers in Germany via the DAAD PhDGermany database. The institutes offering the positions are especially interested in international applicants.
Therefore, in many cases, the working language is English. Fluent knowledge of German is only required for a few positions.

How it works

  • You can filter your search results by different criteria. With the Extended Search, you can further narrow your search.
  • By clicking on a PhD offer on the list, you can view the full description of the position.
  • You can apply directly at the offering institution by using the contact information or - if there is a button "Apply Online Now” - you can apply via the DAAD portal.
    • Further information on the application process via DAAD portal can be found in our Guide for Applicants

Selection Process

The universities and research organisations themselves will be responsible for the assessment of the applications, communication, and selection and invitation of suitable candidates including acceptance and refusal.

For more information see:

Any Questions?

Please mail to:
Mrs. Elke Tyc
Department 523 - Research Marketing