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How to Apply for DAAD PhD Scholarship in Germany 2020 – Everything You Need to Know

INTRODUCTION

DAAD PhD Scholarship program has up to 112 PhD courses to be offered across universities in Germany. More than 200 PhD candidates will benefit from this program in 2020 alone. Application is open for most of the courses, with others coming online soon. For that reason we have composed a complete guide to applying for the DAAD PhD Scholarship.

We will start by briefly describing DAAD. Then we will highlight some important facts about studying in Germany and why it may be a good option for you.

The article proceeds to list the requirements to become a PhD student in Germany, and also those for DAAD PhD scholarship.

You will also know what is funded under the DAAD PhD scholarship.

From here we will describe the methods of applying to a German university.

Following this will be a student visa acquisition guide.

The article concludes with a comprehensive list of all PhD courses that can be funded by DAAD. Each course on the list will have basic information like: application deadline, number of openings, duration of study, research field, institution where it will be offered, and the subject(s) under which a PhD degree will be awarded upon completion.

ABOUT DAAD SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

DAAD is a German acronym for Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst Dienst, the English equivalent of which is German Academic Exchange Service. It was founded on 1st January, 1925 by a German student, Carl Joachim Friedrich, who visited the US in 1922. It became officially known as DAAD a couple of years later, and its primary function was constrained to organizing scholarships for students of Social and Political Science in Germany. It now has a global purpose with 15 branch offices and 50 information centers worldwide. So far more than 1.9 million students and scholars from different countries have benefited from DAAD scholarships with this number in increasing by the year. In 2020, DAAD PhD Scholarship program will sponsor more than 200 PhD students worldwide.

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WHY STUDY FOR A DOCTORATE IN GERMANY?

Germany is among the world’s leading nations when it comes to research. It has great infrastructure, a wide range of research fields and state-of-the-art research institutions, with some of the best researchers in the world.

Most German education policies have international dimension, including PhDs. There is great effort and interest in support of international scholarships whether Masters or PhD. As of 2010, an estimated 240,000 international students studied at German universities and other higher institutions, with 18,000 graduate students and 26,000 researchers. With these figures, Germany is among the most patronized countries for researchers and students around the world.

There are two kinds of doctoral programs in Germany: the Traditional Individual Doctorate, and Structured Doctoral Programmes.

The former is the most common in Germany. The student will work in collaboration with and under the supervision of a professor while independently doing their research. Research is conducted alone or together with other students, depending on the field of study.

Structured Doctoral Programmes on the other hand, will involve a team of supervisors mentoring a group of doctoral students. These programs are mostly interdisciplinary with the opportunity for students to acquire soft skills and additional qualification. Normally the intensive study makes it possible to acquire a PhD in three years.

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REQUIREMENTS TO QUALIFY FOR A PHD PROGRAM IN GERMANY

  1. You must have a high level of motivation, initiative and commitment.
  2. A higher Education Degree that is recognized in Germany. One equivalent to a general master’s.

THESE ARE THE REQUIREMENTS TO QUALIFY FOR DAAD PHD SCHOLARSHIP

  1. Candidates have a Bachelor’s and or Master’s degree in a relevant subject
  2. Candidates have at least two years’ professional experience
  3. The last academic degree (usually a Bachelor’s degree) should have been completed no longer than six years previously
  4. Proof of language abilities: English – TOEFL or IELTS (Note: they only accept an academic TOEFL). German – necessary for the courses taught in German.
  5. hand-signed CV in the euro pass specimen form at europass
  6. hand-signed letter of motivation (with reference to current occupation) maximum 2 pages
  7. academic letter/s of recommendation (the letters must have a letterhead, a signature and office stamp and must be of recent date
  8. professional letter/s of recommendation from your employer (the letters must have a letterhead, a signature and office stamp and must be of recent date)
  9. confirmation of employment from the employer in your home country and -if possible- a guarantee of reemployment upon your return home
  10. (certified*) copies of awarded academic degrees (certified translation if necessary)
  11. (certified*) copies of academic transcripts (certified translation if necessary)
  12. DAAD application form which has been filled (this is actually the first document required for upload. You will download it from the portal during your application.

Each university sets their own criteria and requirements which may vary, hence a student needs to contact a university on this issue to know the full requirements for his/her program. Once you find a program that interests you from our master list, click on the program to see more detail. Please, jot down the “Funding Option” i. e the organization that will be funding you through DAAD. You will need to find this “Funding Option” later when applying for the DAAD PhD Scholarship. There are currently about 126 “Funding Options”.

WHAT IS FUNDED UNDER THE DAAD SCHOLARSHIP

1.   Depending on academic level, monthly payments of 850 euros for those on DAAD masters scholarship or 1,200 euros for doctoral candidates.

2.   Payments towards health, accident and personal liability insurance cover

3.   Travel allowance, unless these expenses are covered by the home country or another source of funding. They also contribute a large portion of the candidate’s flight expenses to and from Germany. In some cases, they take care of everything.

THERE ARE THREE WAYS TO APPLY TO GERMAN UNIVERSITIES

There is no restriction on age or nationality. Students can apply from all over the world for any of the programs listed in this article. We have pulled the complete list of all PhD programs to save you the time of searching through DAAD’s PhD database. Go through the list to find a program that you like.  Click on that program to open a page that will provide greater details about the course. On the right of each page you will find a link to the university, institution or organization that will be funding you through DAAD. Follow the link to find even more details like requirement, application process, criteria, etc. you have to first apply directly to the institution before filling a DAAD PhD scholarship form. Only when an institution admits you will DAAD award a scholarship.

There are three ways a foreign student can apply to any German university.

  1. Via Stiftung für Hochschulzulassung OR
  2. directly to the higher education institution (recommended) OR
  3. Through the University Application Service for International Students (UNI-ASSIST)

Only students from the EU or those who graduated from a German university can apply through Stiftung für Hochschulzulassung. The second method can be used by any student i.e. applying directly to the university. This should be your preferred method when applying for PhD, unless if the university does not accept applications directly. In that case you may have to apply through UNI-ASSIST. The downside with uni-assist is that they charge you for handling fees, take longer to process admission, and can only help with universities registered in its network of 180. If you are not from the EU or a graduate of German university, and the institution of choice does not process applications directly, then uni-assist becomes your only option.

You must first know if the university you are applying to is a member of uni-assist. To do that, visit this link. You can then sign up at the uni-assist portal by clicking the UNI-ASSIST link above. Just follow the onscreen instructions to complete your application.

APPLYING FOR DAAD PHD SCHOLARSHIP

So you have found a program on the list of DAAD supported PhDs. You have also applied to a university through one of the ways described above. Even without been admitted yet, you can now apply for the DAAD PhD scholarship.

Register a new account on the DAAD application portal. Make sure to fill in your name exactly as it is on your ID. Choose English as your language unless you are proficient in German and have certification. Choose your home country. Type your email. Click “Next” at the top left corner of the page. If you filled in the form completely, a page will display with a prompt to set your password. Choose an upper and lower case password combination that contains at least two special characters like @ or $. Click “Continue” at the top left corner of the page. If you made the correct password combination, a page will load with a “Success” message for you to activate your account through the activation mail sent to you.

After activating your account and logging in, you will be taken directly to the “Personal Funding” tab. Under “Personal Funding” tab, click “Applications”. On the applications form, scroll to the bottom where it says “Commencement of funding status” and select “doctoral” studies. Wait for the page to upload. For the best experience on this site, your internet connection must be strong.

The page loads a complete list of funding options for PhD. To see this list you must click on the two small boxes attached to the grey box that displays an auto-selected funding option. Look for the funding option you jotted down when you selected a PhD course from our list. Proceed with the application by clicking “Continue” towards the top left of the page.

On the next page, download the “Funding Application Form”. Open this form with Adobe reader and fill it in. print, sign, and scan the form onto your computer. You will upload it later with other documents.

When uploading documents, always click the continue button before choosing a file. An error will often occur with form that has not been completely filled using adobe or other supported readers. If you find the “Continue” button greyed out, it means you haven’t uploaded a particular document. Follow the on-screen instructions until you complete the application. There is no editing once you click on “Send Documents”. If you log off before submitting your application, all uploads will be lost.

If you are successful, DAAD may contact you for additional information or document. Keep an eye on your messages icon on the DAAD portal, or your email.

VISA APPLICATION PROCESS

Every international student is required to acquire a German visa before being allowed to study in Germany. Only a few countries are relieved of this requirement and they are: USA, Israel, South Korea, Japan, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland, Australia, Canada and New Zealand. As a prospective student, what you need is the student visa.

There Are Three Types Of Student Visa:

  1. Language Course Visa: for students who are going to Germany for a foundation study or language course
  2. Student Applicant Visa: for prospective students who wish to apply while in Germany
  3. Student Visa: for students who have been accepted by a German university. This will be the category for DAAD students.

REQUIRMENTS FOR STUDENT VISAS

There are certain documents you must have before applying for a student visa, depending on the visa category. You may also be asked to present additional documents after a visa interview.

  1. Valid passport: your passport should be valid for the entire period you will stay in Germany including extensions. This is a most for everyone except EU members and a few others who may use IDs.
  2.  Proof of health insurance (not required for beneficiaries of DAAD scholarship for masters and others)
  3.  proof of sufficient funds (not required for students on DAAD scholarship for masters and others)
  4.  records of previous study and language skills (not a requirement for most countries)
  5. acceptance letter from the institution (for students who claim to have gained admission)
  6.  A recognized higher education entrance exams (for prospective students)
  7.  Possibly health certificates (not a requirement for many countries)

HEALTH INSURANCE CERTIFICATE

Students from the EU can use their statutory health insurance in Germany. The European Health Insurance Card EHIC is necessary for the insurance to be recognized by statutory health insurance providers in Germany.

For students of other nationalities sometimes a private health insurance from their country is acceptable although such students cannot switch to a statutory health insurance provider in Germany. In either case the student will need to have an insurance certificate before applying for a visa, or they can take out a health insurance while in Germany.

If you do not have a European or private health insurance recognized in Germany, you will have to sign up for one upon arrival. The statutory insurance providers in Germany offer great discounts for students 30 years or below. DAAD scholarship holders are automatically insured.

PROOF OF FUNDING

Germany may not be as expensive as most European countries, but they won’t allow you in until you convince them that you can finance your education. As from January 2020, you must have access to at least 10236 EUR before you will be issued a visa. You can present parental proof, or proof of reserved funds in a German blocked account or proof of scholarship award like the one from DAAD.

The visa fee is 75 EUR. There will be no refunds and payment must be through bank transfer. The money order must bear the initials of the Embassy/Consulate in your home country and should be within two months.  Consult the website of your home country for when the next visa interview will hold. You have to book a visa interview via the online system (not by phone, e-mail, and fax or in person). On the day of the interview, you must appear in person and alone.

COST OF LIVING IN GERMANY

The cost of living in Germany is cheaper than in most European countries. Housing will top the list of expenditures by amount. You will spend about 34% of your living budget on rent. There are cheaper options for international student, like living in residence halls, shared private apartment, or student dormitories. Living alone will cost you about 360 EUR a month. Living on campus will cost between 150 and 240 EUR/month. It is difficult to find accommodation in students’ residence halls, with only 11% of international students finding one. The students’ hall is of acceptable standard, and 55% of students are satisfied with the living conditions.

Utility bills can reach up to 200 EUR/month for those living alone. Internet will cost another 27 EUR a month.

As a student you can spend up to 170 EUR/month on food. You will spend a lot less at cheaper super markets. Dinner in a restaurant will cost about 10 EUR and a three-square meal about 45 EUR. According to a DAAD study, 10% of your expenses will go to transportation. Public transport will cost between 30 and 60 EUR a month, but you can buy or rent a bicycle at a considerably lower cost.

Overall, you can expect to spend between 600 – 1000 EUR every month. Not too bad for such cheap institutions with great qualities. Personally, I will prefer Germany.

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List of DAAD PhD Scholarship Programs

Below is a complete list of PhD programs supported by DAAD. Go through it carefully and choose one that interests you. In the descriptions, subjects means the areas you could be awarded a PhD degree after completing the course. Research field is the broader field from where individual courses will be pulled. If you find your choice, click on the link and read the complete description from the DAAD PhD database.

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Research assistants

There is space for 10 candidate and the application deadline is on 31 Oct 2019. The program will last 3 years at the Technische Universität Darmstadt. Research will be in the area of Mathematics / Natural Sciences, Engineering, and the subject of study will be computer science, electrical engineering, mathematics, physics, mechanical engineering or mechatronics.

PhD Student (m / w / d) in Physics

There is space for 1 candidate and the application deadline is on 15 Nov 2019. The program will last 3 years at the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt. Research will be in the field of Mathematics / Natural Sciences, and the subject of study will be physics.

Ph.D. Student (m/f/d) in the field of civil engineering or an equivalent engineering discipline, applied physics or mathematics with a focus on theoretical mechanics Berlin

There is space for 1 candidate and the application deadline is on 04 Nov 2019. The program will last 3 years at the Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM). Research will be in the field of Mathematics / Natural Sciences, Engineering, and the subject of study will be Modellierung und Simulation.

Ph.D. Student (m/f/d) in the field of civil engineering or an equivalent engineering discipline, applied physics or mathematics with a focus on theoretical mechanics Berlin

There is space for 1 candidate and the application deadline is on 04 Nov 2019. The program will last 3 years at the Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM). Research will be in the area of Mathematics / Natural Sciences, Engineering, and the subject of study will be Modelling and Simulation.

PhD Position (DNA Repair & Genome Stability): Repair and adverse outcomes of damage in transcribed DNA Mainz

There is space for 1 candidate and the application deadline is on 19 Nov 2019. The program will last 3 years at the Institute of Molecular Biology, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and its University Medical Center. Research will be in the area of Mathematics / Natural Sciences, and the subject of study will be Molecular Biology.

PhD Position (Gene Regulation & Evolution) Gene dosage and developmental plasticity Mainz

There is space for 1 candidate and the application deadline is on 19 Nov 2019. The program will last 3 years at the Institute of Molecular Biology, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and its University Medical Center. Research will be in the area of Mathematics / Natural Sciences, and the subject of study will be Molecular Biology.

PhD positions in Quantum Materials Research Dresden

There is space for 10 candidate and the application deadline is on 30 Nov 2019. The program will last 3 years at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids. Research will be in the area of Mathematics / Natural Sciences, and the subject of study will be Condensed Matter Physics and Solid State Chemistry.

PhD position in the field of atomic-scale electrical characterisation by electron microscopy Jülich

There is space for 1 candidate and the application deadline is on 22 Apr 2020. The program will last 3 years at the Forschungszentrum Jülich. Research will be in the area of Mathematics / Natural Sciences, Arts, Music, Sport, and the subject of study will be Electron Microscopy.

PhD position – Advanced electron ptychography for materials and life sciences Jülich

There is space for 1 candidate and the application deadline is on 15 Nov 2019. The program will last 3 years at the Forschungszentrum Jülich. Research will be in the area of Mathematics / Natural Sciences, and the subject of study will be Microscopy and Spectroscopy with Electrons.

PhD student (w / m / d) – Scenario-based assessment of the concept of regional energy cells with flexible CHP systems Jülich

There is space for 1 candidate and the application deadline is on 03 Nov 2019. The program will last 3 years at the Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH. Research will be in the area of Mathematics / Natural Sciences, and the subject of study will be Electrochemical process engineering.

Research Associate / PhD Student in the field: Developmental Social Neuroscience Dresden

There is space for 1 candidate and the application deadline is on 15 Nov 2019. The program will last 3 years at the TU Dresden. Research will be in the area of Mathematics / Natural Sciences, and the subject of study will be Educational and Developmental Psychology.

Research Assistant (m / f / d) in the project “KI-Grid: Development and Validation of an AI-Based System for Autonomous Control of Intelligent Cellular Networks” Bielefeld

There is space for 1 candidate and the application deadline is on 18 Oct 2019. The program will last 3 years at the Bielefeld University. Research will be in the area of Mathematics / Natural Sciences, and the subject of study will be Cognitronics & Sensor Technology.

PhD position: Total bromine and iodine across the extratropical and high latitude tropopause Heidelberg

There is space for 1 candidate and the application deadline is on 31 Dec 2019. The program will last 3 years at the University of Heidelberg. Research will be in the area of Mathematics / Natural Sciences, and the subject of study will be Environmental Physics.

Doctoral Researcher (f/m/d) Project C2 “Seismic imaging by full waveform inversion” Karlsruhe

There is space for 1 candidate and the application deadline is on 31 Oct 2019. The program will last 3 years at the Karlsruher Institut für Technologie. Research will be in the area of Mathematics / Natural Sciences, Engineering, and the subject of study will be Wave Phenomena.

PhD scholarship (telecommunication and wireless security) Technische Universität Darmstadt Darmstadt

There is space for 3 candidate and the application deadline is on 30 Oct 2019. The program will last 4 years at the. Research will be in the area of Mathematics / Natural Sciences, Engineering, and the subject of study will be Telecommunication and Wireless Security.

PhD students in Biology and Computation Berlin

There is space for 10 candidate and the application deadline is on 03 Jan 2020. The program will last 3 years at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics. Research will be in the area of Mathematics / Natural Sciences, and the subject of study will be BioInformatics.

PhD Position (Epigenetics & Nuclear Dynamics): Superresolution microscopy of intrinsically disordered proteins enabled by chemical and/or biophysical tool development Mainz

There is space for 1 candidate and the application deadline is on 19 Nov 2019. The program will last 3 years at the Institute of Molecular Biology, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and its University Medical Center. Research will be in the area of Mathematics / Natural Sciences, and the subject of study will be Molecular Biology.

PhD Position (RNA Biology): Genomic views of protein-RNA interactions and splicing regulation Mainz

There is space for 1 candidate and the application deadline is on 19 Nov 2019. The program will last 3 years at the Institute of Molecular Biology, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and its University Medical Center. Research will be in the area of Mathematics / Natural Sciences, and the subject of study will be Molecular Biology.

Doctoral Positions within the Research Training Group 2154 “Materials for Brain” Kiel

There is space for 11 candidate and the application deadline is on 01 Nov 2019. The program will last 3 years at the Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel. Research will be in the area of Mathematics / Natural Sciences, Engineering, and the subject of study will be Thin film functional materials for minimally invasive therapy of brain diseases.

PhD position (Materials Simulation & Computational Engineering)) Fürth

There is space for 1 candidate and the application deadline is on 30 Nov 2019. The program will last 3 years at the Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg. Research will be in the area of Mathematics / Natural Sciences, Engineering, and the subject of study will be Materials Sciences.

PhD studentship on ‘Structure and Dynamics of MIPECs (Multicompartment InterPolyElectrolyte Complexes) of Dual Polarity’ Berlin

There is space for 1 candidate and the application deadline is on 31 Oct 2019. The program will last 3 years at the TU Berlin. Research will be in the area of Mathematics / Natural Sciences, and the subject of study will be Physical Chemistry / Molecular Material Sciences.

PhD Positions in Machine Learning / Neuroimaging Berlin

There is space for 2 candidate and the application deadline is on 01 Nov 2019. The program will last 3 years at the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin. Research will be in the area of Mathematics / Natural Sciences, and the subject of study will be Advanced Neuroimaging.

PhD Student Position in Theoretical and Computational Biophysics Göttingen

There is space for 1 candidate and the application deadline is on 31 Mar 2020. The program will last 3 years at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry. Research will be in the area of Mathematics / Natural Sciences, and the subject of study will be Theoretical and Computational Biophysics.

Research Assistant in the area of Ceramic Solid State Electrolytes Jülich

There is space for 1 candidate and the application deadline is on 22 Oct 2019. The program will last 3 years at the Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH. Research will be in the area of Mathematics / Natural Sciences, and the subject of study will be Electrolyte Research.

PhD in Computer-Aided Materials Design Mainz

There is space for 2 candidate and the application deadline is on 31 Dec 2019. The program will last 3 years at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research. Research will be in the area of Mathematics / Natural Sciences, and the subject of study will be Organic Electronics.

PhD position – Ptychographic reconstruction algorithms for Big Data Jülich

There is space for 1 candidate and the application deadline is on 27 Oct 2019. The program will last 3 years at the Forschungszentrum Jülich. Research will be in the area of Mathematics / Natural Sciences, Engineering, and the subject of study will be Ptychography.

Doctoral Researcher (m/f/d) in part time in the field of „Trans­national Politics Frankfurt

There is space for 1 candidate and the application deadline is on 18 Oct 2019. The program will last 3 years at the Leibniz-Institut Hessische Stiftung Friedens- und Konfliktforschung. Research will be in the area of Law, Economics, and Social Sciences, and the subject of study will be Transnational Politics.

Doctoral student (w / m / d) Berlin

There is space for 1 candidate and the application deadline is on 15 Nov 2019. The program will last 3 years at the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment. Research will be in the area of Mathematics / Natural Sciences, Engineering, Medicine, Veterinary Medicine / Agriculture, Forestry, and Nutritional Sciences and the subject of study will be Toxicological assessment strategies.

PhD positions in the field of North American Studies Freie Universität Berlin Berlin

There is space for 1 candidate and the application deadline is on 15 Nov 2019. The program will last 3 years at the. Research will be in the area of Mathematics / Natural Sciences, Language and Cultural Studies, Law, Economics, and Social Sciences, and the subject of study will be North American Studies.

PhD Positions in Cancer Research Heidelberg

There is space for 18 candidate and the application deadline is on 05 Jan 2020. The program will last 3 years at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ). Research will be in the area of Mathematics / Natural Sciences, Medicine, and the subject of study will be Cancer Research.

PhD Student (m/f/d) – Towards automatized online verification of proton therapy Dresden

There is space for 1 candidate and the application deadline is on 31 Oct 2019. The program will last 3 years at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf. Research will be in the area of Mathematics / Natural Sciences, and the subject of study will be Medical Radiation Physics.

PhD Student (m/f/d) in Bioengineering Dresden

There is space for 1 candidate and the application deadline is on 31 Oct 2019. The program will last 3 years at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf. Research will be in the area of Mathematics / Natural Sciences, and the subject of study will be Bioengineering.

PhD Student (m/f/d) Integration of MRI into treatment delivery and response evaluation Dresden

There is space for 1 candidate and the application deadline is on 31 Oct 2019. The program will last 3 years at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf. Research will be in the area of Mathematics / Natural Sciences, Engineering, and the subject of study will be Image-guided Radiooncology.

PhD Student (m/f/d) Microscopic analysis of treatment-related changes following radio(chemo)therapy Dresden

There is space for 1 candidate and the application deadline is on 31 Oct 2019. The program will last 3 years at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf. Research will be in the area of Mathematics / Natural Sciences, and the subject of study will be Image-guided Radiooncology.

scientific assistant in the graduate college “Conducive Design of Cyber ​​Physical Production Systems (CD-CPPS)Dresden

There is space for 1 candidate and the application deadline is on 29 Oct 2019. The program will last 3 years at the TU Dresden. Research will be in the area of Engineering, Engineering, and the subject of study will be Cyber-physical production systems.

Interdisciplinary Ph.D. positions at IMPRS for Ultrafast Imaging & Structural Dynamics Hamburg

There is space for 1 candidate and the application deadline is on 02 Dec 2019. The program will last 3 years at the Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter. Research will be in the area of Mathematics / Natural Sciences, and the subject of study will be Ultrafast science.

PhD position (Epigenetics & Nuclear Dynamics): Chromatin remodeling during development and disease Mainz

There is space for 1 candidate and the application deadline is on 19 Nov 2019. The program will last 3 years at the Institute of Molecular Biology, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and its University Medical Center. Research will be in the area of Mathematics / Natural Sciences, and the subject of study will be Molecular Biology.

PhD Position (Epigenetics & Nuclear Dynamics): Mass spectrometry of novel DNA & RNA modifications Mainz

There is space for 1 candidate and the application deadline is on 19 Nov 2019. The program will last 3 years at the Institute of Molecular Biology, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and its University Medical Center. Research will be in the area of Mathematics / Natural Sciences, and the subject of study will be Molecular Biology.

PhD Position (Bioinformatics & Computational Biology): From networks to mechanism in health and disease Mainz

There is space for 1 candidate and the application deadline is on 15 Nov 2019. The program will last 3 years at the Institute of Molecular Biology, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and its University Medical Center. Research will be in the area of Mathematics / Natural Sciences, and the subject of study will be Molecular Biology.

PhD positions in Immunobiology, Epigenetics, and Metabolism at IMPRS-IEM Freiburg

There is space for 14 candidate and the application deadline is on 04 Nov 2019. The program will last 4 years at the Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics/University of Freiburg. Research will be in the area of Mathematics / Natural Sciences, and the subject of study will be Immunobiology, Epigenetics, Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Metabolism, Functional Genomics, Bioinformatics and Proteomics.

PhD Bioorganic Chemistry – Template-mediated peptide synthesis (anti cancer) Berlin

There is space for 1 candidate and the application deadline is on 16 Oct 2019. The program will last 4 years at the HU Berlin. Research will be in the area of Mathematics / Natural Sciences, and the subject of study will be Bioorganic Chemistry.

Research Associate in Radio Frequency and Photonics Engineering Dresden

There is space for 1 candidate and the application deadline is on 15 Nov 2019. The program will last 3 years at the TU Dresden. Research will be in the area of Engineering, and the subject of study will be Communication Technology.

PhD Positions at the Cluster of Excellence Mathematics Münster: Dynamics – Geometry – Structure Münster

There is space for 5 candidate and the application deadline is on 15 Nov 2019. The program will last 3 years at the Universität Münster. Research will be in the area of Mathematics / Natural Sciences, and the subject of study will be Mathematics.

PhD positions in infection biology and immunology Berlin

There is space for 9 candidate and the application deadline is on 28 Oct 2019. The program will last 3 years at the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology. Research will be in the area of Mathematics / Natural Sciences, and the subject of study will be Infectious Diseases and Immunity.

PhD Opportunities at IMPRS NeuroCom Leipzig

There is space for 10 candidate and the application deadline is on 15 Nov 2019. The program will last 3 years at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences. Research will be in the area of Mathematics / Natural Sciences, Language and Cultural Studies, Mathematics / Natural Sciences, Medicine, Engineering, and the subject of study will be Neuroscience of Communication.

PhD in Diabetes Research Neuherberg

There is space for 4 candidate and the application deadline is on 08 Nov 2019. The program will last 3 years at the Helmholtz Center Munich. Research will be in the area of Mathematics / Natural Sciences, Engineering, and the subject of study will be Veterinary Medicine/Agriculture, Forestry, and Nutritional Sciences.

PhD Student (gn) in Cellular Biophysics Münster

There is space for 1 candidate and the application deadline is on 16 Oct 2019. The program will last 3 years at the Universitätsklinikum Münster. Research will be in the area of Mathematics / Natural Sciences, and the subject of study will be Cellular Biophysics.

Doctorate “Structural design of baked goods by promoting enzyme-active cereal constituents” Freising

There is space for 1 candidate and the application deadline is on 31 Dec 2019. The program will last 3 years at the Technical University of Munich. Research will be in the area of Engineering.

PhD student positions in Ubiquitin research Würzburg

There is space for 12 candidates and the application deadline is on 30 Nov 2019. The program will last 3 years at the University of Würzburg. Research will be in the area of Mathematics / Natural Sciences, and the subject of study will be Ubiquitin Research.

PhD Student Position (f/m/d) in the research group “Interacting random systems” (19/23) Berlin

There is space for 1 candidate and the application deadline is on 20 Oct 2019. The program will last 2 years at the WIAS im Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V. Research will be in the area of Mathematics / Natural Sciences, and the subject of study will be Interacting Random Systems.

PhD Position Frankfurt am Main

There is space for 1 candidate and the application deadline is on 17 Oct 2019. The program will last 3 years at the Goethe Universitaet. Research will be in the area of Mathematics / Natural Sciences, and the subject of study will be Neuroscience.

Statistician/Mathematician/Biometrician Göttingen

There is space for 1 candidate and the application deadline is on 15 Oct 2019. The program will last 3 years at the Universitätsmedizin Göttingen. Research will be in the area of Mathematics / Natural Sciences, and the subject of study will be Statistics / Biometry.

Get Your Math PhD in Berlin Berlin

There is space for 20 candidate and the application deadline is on 01 Dec 2019. The program will last 3 years at the TU Berlin. Research will be in the area of Mathematics / Natural Sciences, and the subject of study will be Mathematics.

PhD Programme at the Graduate School Practices of Literature (incl. DAAD Scholarships) Münster

There is space for 6 candidate and the application deadline is on 31 Dec 2019. The program will last 3 years at the WWU Münster. Research will be in the area of Language and Cultural Studies, and the subject of study will be Literary and Cultural Studies.

PhD position in hydrological modelling in the context of agricultural applications Jülich

There is space for 1 candidate and the application deadline is on 31 Oct 2019. The program will last 3 years at the Forschungszentrum Jülich. Research will be in the area of Mathematics / Natural Sciences, and the subject of study will be Hydrological Modelling.

PhD position in UAV remote sensing Jülich

There is space for 1 candidate and the application deadline is on 31 Oct 2019. The program will last 3 years at the Forschungszentrum Jülich. Research will be in the area of Mathematics / Natural Sciences, and the subject of study will be UAV Remote Sensing.

PhD Student (m/f/d): Flow-driven reaction fronts Dresden

There is space for 1 candidate and the application deadline is on 15 Oct 2019. The program will last 3 years at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf. Research will be in the area of Mathematics / Natural Sciences, Engineering, and the subject of study will be Fluid Dynamics.

PhD Student (m / w / d) in Laser Particle Acceleration Dresden

There is space for 1 candidate and the application deadline is on 15 Oct 2019. The program will last 3 months at the Helmholtz Center Dresden-Rossendorf. Research will be in the area of Mathematics / Natural Sciences, and the subject of study will be Laser Particle Acceleration.

Research associate / doctoral student (lawyer) Dresden

There is space for 1 candidate and the application deadline is on 15 Oct 2019. The program will last 3 years at the TU Dresden. Research will be in the area of Law, Economics, and Social Sciences, and the subject of study will be Intellectual property, technology and media law.

Research Associates / PhD students in Natural Sciences Dresden

There is space for 2 candidate and the application deadline is on 30 Oct 2019. The program will last 3 years at the TU Dresden. Research will be in the area of Mathematics / Natural Sciences, and the subject of study will be Molecular Biotechnology.

PhD in East Asian Studies Berlin

There is space for 9 candidate and the application deadline is on 15 Nov 2019. The program will last 3 years at the Freie Universität Berlin. Research will be in the area of Language and Cultural Studies

Law, Economics, and Social Sciences, and the subject of study will be Interdisciplinary Social Sciences with focus on East Asia.

PhD positions in Chemical and Molecular Biology Dortmund

There is space for 15 candidate and the application deadline is on 31 Oct 2019. The program will last 3 years at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology. Research will be in the area of Mathematics / Natural Sciences, and the subject of study will be Chemical and Molecular Biology.

PhD student/doctoral researcher (f/m/d) (M.Sc. in Physics or Chemistry) for cryogenic gas-phase XAS and XMCD studies of transition metal coordination entities Berlin

There is space for 1 candidate and the application deadline is on 15 Oct 2019. The program will last 3 years at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin. Research will be in the area of Mathematics / Natural Sciences, and the subject of study will be Highly Sensitive X-ray Spectroscopy.

PhD Position in field-scale crop and soil N modeling Jülich

There is space for 1 candidate and the application deadline is on 31 Oct 2019. The program will last 3 years at the Forschungszentrum Jülich. Research will be in the area of Mathematics / Natural Sciences, Engineering, and the subject of study will be Field-scale crop and soil N modeling.

PhD student/doctoral researcher (f/m/d) (M.Sc. in Physics or Chemistry) to investigate water splitting by transition metal oxide clusters with XAS and XMCD in a cryogenic ion trap Berlin

There is space for 1 candidate and the application deadline is on 15 Oct 2019. The program will last 3 years at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin. Research will be in the area of Mathematics / Natural Sciences, and the subject of study will be Highly Sensitive X-ray Spectroscopy.

PhD Position in Central regulation of CO2-induced metabolic changes of adipose tissue and its alterations in endothelial dysfunction Lübeck

There is space for 1 candidate and the application deadline is on 30 Oct 2019. The program will last 3 years at the University of Lübeck. Research will be in the area of Mathematics / Natural Sciences, and the subject of study will be Biology, Neuroscience, Biomedicine, and Pharmacy.

PhD Position in Role of the hypoxia-inducible factor-1α in metabolic changes in the hypothalamus of obese mice Lübeck

There is space for 1 candidate and the application deadline is on 30 Oct 2019. The program will last 3 years at the University of Lübeck. Research will be in the area of Mathematics / Natural Sciences, and the subject of study will be Biology, Neuroscience, Biomedicine, Life Sciences, and Pharmacy.

PhD Position in Role of the hypoxia-inducible factor-1α in metabolic changes in the hypothalamus of obese mice

This program will feature research in the field of Mathematics/Natural Sciences with the following subjects: Biology, Neuroscience, Biomedicine, Life Sciences, and Pharmacy. There is space for just one candidate and application deadline is 30th October 2019. The program will span 3 years at the University of Lübeck 

PhD Position in TRH neurons in the energy homeostasis and regulation of brown adipose tissue

There is space for 1 applicant. It is a 3 year program that will start in May 2020 and last 3 years at the University of Lübeck. Application deadline is 30th October 2019. There will be research in the field of mathematics and natural sciences with subjects such as: Biology, Biology, Neuroscience, Biomedicine, Life Sciences, and Pharmacy.

PhD Position in Parkinson`s Disease as a model for mechanisms of body weight regulation

This one also has space for just 1 candidate and will last 3 years starting in May 2020. Application deadline is 30th October 2019 and the program will be done at the University of Lübeck. Research will be in the fields of Mathematics/Natural sciences with the main subject being Neuroscience.

PhD Position in Effects of thyroid hormone on adipocyte-brain-crosstalk

This one also has space for just 1 candidate and will last 3 years starting in May 2020. Application deadline is 30th October 2019 and the program will be done at the University of Lübeck. Research will be in the fields of Mathematics/Natural sciences with the main subjects being Biology, Neuroscience, Biomedicine, Life Sciences, and Pharmacy.

PhD Position in Effects of subchronic activation of brown adipose tissue in humans

This one also has space for just 1 candidate and will last 3 years starting in May 2020. Application deadline is 30th October 2019 and the program will be done at the University of Lübeck. Research will be in the fields of Mathematics/Natural sciences with the main subjects being Biology, Nutrition and Biomedicine.

PhD Position in Interplay between white and brown fat tissue and brain structure and function

This one also has space for just 1 candidate and will last 3 years starting in May 2020. Application deadline is 30th October 2019 and the program will be done at the University of Lübeck. Research will be in the fields of Mathematics/Natural sciences with the main subjects being Neuroscience

PhD Position in Dynamic epigenetic regulation of leptin gene expression during positive and negative energy balance

This one also has space for just 1 candidate and will last 3 years starting in May 2020. Application deadline is 30th October 2019 and the program will be done at the University of Lübeck. Research will be in the fields of Mathematics/Natural sciences with the main subjects being Biology, Biochemistry, Biomedicine, and Life Sciences.

PhD Position in Interaction of the circadian clock and the reward system in metabolic regulation

This one also has space for just 1 candidate and will last 3 years starting in May 2020. Application deadline is 30th October 2019 and the program will be done at the University of Lübeck. Research will be in the fields of Mathematics/Natural sciences with the main subjects being Biology, Biochemistry, Biomedicine, and Life Sciences.

PhD Position in The role of the SCN clock in the regulation of leptin signaling in the brain

This one also has space for just 1 candidate and will last 3 years starting in May 2020. Application deadline is 30th October 2019 and the program will be done at the University of Lübeck. Research will be in the fields of Mathematics/Natural sciences with the main subjects being Biology, Biochemistry, Neuroscience, and Life Sciences.

PhD Position in Impact of the ACE2/Ang(1-7)/Mas axis and the angiotensin A/alamandine/ MrgD axis on weight regulation

This one also has space for just 1 candidate and will last 3 years starting in May 2020. Application deadline is 30th October 2019 and the program will be done at the University of Lübeck. Research will be in the fields of Mathematics/Natural sciences with the main subjects being Biology, Biochemistry, Pharmacy, and Life Sciences.

Doctoral Researcher Bioprocess Engineer/ Bio-physicist (f/div/m) Hans-Knöll-Institut

This position is available for 1 applicant and application closes on 31st October 2019. The program will last 3 years at the institute of Leibniz-Institut für Naturstoff-Forschung und Infektionsbiologie. Subject will be microfluidics with research in the field of Mathematics and Natural sciences.

Data Analyst for Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) (m/f/d)

This position is available for 2 applicant and application closes on 14 Feb 2020. The program will last 2 years at the German Institute of Food Technologies (DIL e.V.). Subject will be Data analysis/computer sciences with research in the fields of Mathematics / Natural Sciences, and

engineering.

Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Positions in Scientific Computing, Data Science and Physics

This position is open to 15 candidates. Application will close on 01 December 2019 and the duration of program will be 3 years. The field of research is Mathematics/Natural Sciences, and the subjects will be interdisciplinary (Natural Sciences, Computer/Data Science, and Applied Mathematics)

PhD position: Computational Optimization of Scaffolds for Bone Regeneration Berlin

This position is open to 1 candidate. Application will close on 31 Oct 2019and the duration of program will be 3 years at Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin. The field of research is Engineering, and the subjects will be Biomechanics.

PhD position in the field of Turbulent Convection

This position is open to 1 candidate. Application will close on 15 Oct 2019and the duration of program will be 3 years at Max-Planck-Institut für Dynamik und Selbstorganisation. The field of research is Mathematics/Natural Sciences, and the subjects will be Turbulence, Complex Flows & Active Matter.

Doctorate in Cardiovascular Physiology and Pathophysiology (Dr. rer.nat., M / w / d) Munich

This position is open to 1 candidate. Application will close on 31Dec 2019 and the duration of program will be 3 years at Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich. The field of research is Mathematics/Natural Sciences, and the subjects will be pharmacology.

Vacancies for doctoral candidates in the integrated Graduate School Solvation Science Bochum

This position is open to 2 candidates. Application will close on 01 Feb 2020and the duration of program will be 4 years at Ruhr-Universität Bochum. The field of research is Mathematics/Natural Sciences, and the subjects will be Solvation Science

PhD candidate (m/f/d) in Crystallographic Methods Development Würzburg

This position is open to 1 candidate. Application will close on13 Oct 2019 and the duration of program will be 36 months at Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg. The field of research is Mathematics/Natural Sciences, and the subjects will be Crystallographic methods development.

PhD position: Mechanisms of nucleic acid recognition and remodeling by cold shock proteins Leipzig

This position is open to 1 candidate. Application will close on 15 Oct 2019and the duration of program will be 3 years at the University of Leipzig. The field of research is Mathematics/Natural Sciences, and the subjects will be Molecular Biophysics.

PhD Position STED microscopy, neuron-glia interaction Homburg (Saar)

This position is open to 1 candidate. Application will close on 15 Jan 2020 and the duration of program will be 2 years at Saarland University. The field of research is Mathematics / Natural Sciences, Veterinary Medicine/Agriculture, Forestry, and Nutritional Sciences, and the subjects will be Molecular Imaging.

PhD-Student Position in Medical Physics Heidelberg

This position is open to 1 candidate. Application will close on 31 Dec 2019 and the duration of program will be 3 years at Universitätsklinikum Heidelberg. The field of research is •           Mathematics / Natural Sciences, Engineering, Veterinary Medicine/Agriculture, Forestry, and Nutritional Sciences, and the subjects will be Medical Physics.

PhD scholarship in Aquatic Biodiversity/Ecology Essen

This position is open to 1 candidate. Application will close on 15 Oct 2019 and the duration of program will be 3 years at University of Duisburg-Essen. The field of research is Mathematics/Natural Sciences, and the subjects will be Biology.

PhD position in Biomimetics Bremen

This position is open to 1 candidate. Application will close on 31 Oct 2019 and the duration of program will be 3 years at Hochschule Bremen – City University of Applied Sciences. The field of research is Mathematics/Natural Sciences, Engineering, and the subjects will be Biomimetics.

PhD Position Visual Analytics, Computer Graphics, Information Visualization Potsdam

This position is open to 2 candidate. Application will close on 31 Dec 2019 and the duration of program will be 3 years at Hasso-Plattner-Institute. The field of research is Mathematics/Natural Sciences, Engineering, and the subjects will be Computer Science, Visual Analytics, Computer Graphics, Information Visualization.

PhD position in Organic or Bio-Organic Chemistry Erlangen

This position is open to 3 candidate. Application will close on 24 Dec 2019 and the duration of program will be 3 years at University Erlangen-Nuremberg. The field of research is Mathematics/Natural Sciences, and the subjects will be Organic or Bioorganic Chemistry.

Two Scholarships for Doctoral Studies in the „Languages and Cultures of the Silk Road“ Program Berlin

This position is open to 2 candidate. Application will close on 01 December 2019 and the duration of program will be 3 years at the university of. The field of research is Language and Cultural Studies, and the subjects will be Iranian Studies, Turkology, Central and East Asian Archaeology.

Two Scholarships for Doctoral Studies in the „Ancient Philosophy and History of Ancient Science“ Program Berlin

This position is open to 2 candidate. Application will close on 01 December 2019 and the duration of program will be 3 years at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. The field of research is Language and Cultural Studies, and the subjects will be Ancient Philosophy, Classics,History of Ancient Science.

Ph.D. position in Neuroscience of Magnetoreception Bonn

This position is open to 1 candidate. Application will close on 30 Oct 2019 and the duration of program will be 3 years at Forschungszentrum caesar. The field of research is Mathematics/Natural Sciences, Medicine, and the subjects will be Neuroscience.

Researcher / PhD student (m / f / d) in Radiation Physics Dresden

This position is open to 1 candidate. Application will close on 31 Oct 2019and the duration of program will be 3 years at Helmholtz Center Dresden-Rossendorf. The field of research is Mathematics/Natural Sciences, and the subjects will be Laser Particle Acceleration.

PhD project: Multiferroic thin film heterostructures Mainz

This position is open to 1 candidate. Application will close on 15 Nov 2019 and the duration of program will be 3 years at Johannes Gutenberg Universität. The field of research is Mathematics/Natural Sciences, and the subjects will be Magnetism.

PhD Position in Solid State Physics Dresden

This position is open to 1 candidate. Application will close on 31 Dec 2019 and the duration of program will be 3 years at Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids. The field of research is Mathematics/Natural Sciences, and the subjects will be Solid State Physics.

Experimental Ph.D position in High Resolution Magnetic Imaging Mainz

This position is open to 1 candidate. Application will close on 01 December 2019 and the duration of program will be 3 years at Johannes Gutenberg University. The field of research is Mathematics/Natural Sciences, and the subjects will be Experimental Solid-State Physics.

Funded PhD Student Positions in Molecular Life Sciences München

This position is open to 1 candidate. Application will close on 15 Nov 2019 and the duration of program will be 3 years at MPI of Biochemistry and MPI of Neurobiology. The field of research is Mathematics/Natural Sciences, and the subjects will be Molecular Life Sciences.

PhD Position “Investigation of bromine and chlorine Jülich

This position is open to 1 candidate. Application will close on 27 May 2020and the duration of program will be 3 years at Forschungszentrum Jülich. The field of research is Mathematics/Natural Sciences, and the subjects will be Energy and Climate Research.

PhD positions at International Max Planck Research School on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy Köln

This position is open to 7 candidate. Application will close on 28 Feb 2020 and the duration of program will be 3 years at Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies. The field of research is Law, Economics, and Social Sciences, and the subjects will be economic sociology, comparative political economy, organisational studies.

PhD positions in the field of authentication Gelsenkirchen

This position is open to 4 candidate. Application will close on 07 Mar 2020 and the duration of program will be 3 years at University of Westphalia. The field of research is Mathematics/Natural Sciences, and the subjects will be Cyber security.

PhD positions in Blockchain Gelsenkirchen

This position is open to 4 candidate. Application will close on 30 Apr 2020 and the duration of program will be 3 years at University of Westphalia. The field of research is Mathematics/Natural Sciences, and the subjects will be IT security.

Ph.D. position in the field ‘Membrane Technologies Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen

This position is open to 1 candidate. Application will close on 31 December 2019 and the duration of program will be 3 years at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. The field of research is Engineering, and the subjects will be Membrane Technology.

PhD position ‘Solar Powered Nanofiltration Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen

This position is open to 1 candidate. Application will close on 31 December 2019 and the duration of program will be 3 years at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. The field of research is Engineering, and the subjects will be Chemical / Process Engineering.

Ph.D. position in the field ‘Membrane Photocatalytic Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen

This position is open to 1 candidate. Application will close on 31 December 2019 and the duration of program will be 3 years at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. The field of research is engineering, and the subjects will be Membrane Technology.

Doctoral Student / Research Assistant (m/f) Vallendar

This position is open to 2 candidate. Application will close on 31 December 2019 and the duration of program will be 3 years at WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management. The field of research is Law, Economics, and Social Sciences, and the subjects will be Management Accounting & Control.

Plant Biochemistry Potsdam-Golm

This position is open to 1 candidate. Application will close on 31 December 2019 and the duration of program will be 3 years at the University of Potsdam. The field of research is Mathematics/Natural Sciences, and the subjects will be Plant Biochemistry.

Doctoral Student / Research Assistant (m/f) in the area of Qualitative Management Accounting Research Vallendar

This position is open to 2 candidate. Application will close on 31 December 2019 and the duration of program will be 3 years at WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management. The field of research is Law, Economics, and Social Sciences, and the subjects will be Management Accounting & Control.

Relativistic Quantum Dynamics of Ions & Beams Jena

This position is open to 2 candidate. Application will close on 31 Oct 2019 and the duration of program will be 3 years at the Universität Jena & Helmholtz-Institut Jena. The field of research is Mathematics/Natural Sciences, and the subjects will be Theoretical & Computational Atomic Physics.

PhD position in Tumor Immunology / Oncolytic Virotherapy Magdeburg

This position is open to 1 candidate. Application will close on 15 Nov 2019 and the duration of program will be 3 years at Medizinische Fakultät der Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg. The field of research is Mathematics/Natural Sciences, and the subjects will be Tumor Immunology / Oncolytic Virotherapy.

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