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Realize your Dreams ! Join Tuition-Free Doctoral Programme in Germany

Realize your dreams!! Pursue tuition-free Doctoral programme (PhD) in Germany!!

What else do you want to know! All Doctoral Programmes in Germany are tuition-free!! Owing to this there are many takers for Doctoral Research in Germany from other countries.

If you are aiming to pursue PhD in Germany, there are two ways you can apply for:

Independent Research under supervision

Structured PhD Programme

Before applying for a PhD Programme you should know that Germany does not have a system of graduate schools, centers and colleges. In fact there is no binding curriculum that guides a student throughout the programme. Therefore it is clear that a student can choose from a variety of programmes, precisely the programme that inspires him/her the most for a Doctoral Research. However any Doctoral Research is incomplete without submission of thesis or dissertation substantiating the research work you have undertaken. And as a matter of fact this thesis or piece of dissertation ought to be validated by an authority in the subject. So prior to carrying out an Independent Research, the students are supposed to get their Research Proposal authenticated by a Supervising Professor. The Supervising Professor keeps evaluating and directing the research periodically.

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We can now see in a nutshell how an Independent Research Programme is carried out:

Finding a Supervising Professor: Since there is no such defined academic body in Germany, that takes the responsibility of conducting a bound Research Programme, the student has to solely rely upon the University he/she chooses and the Supervising Professor belonging to that particular University.

Students aspiring for an Independent Research usually look for experts in the subject in journals, publications or search engines. Students can also approach Universities conducting similar research activities and correspond directly with the respective Head of the Department.

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In some cases the Dean’s office (Dekanat) can help as can the office of international affairs or even the counseling office.
Things to do when meeting the Supervising Professor:

Submitting a Project Proposal (description of your field and topic of interest)
A substantiating evidence, something like relevant experience you have in the field

Letters of Recommendation vouching for your academic competence and diligence

Important:

You can write your thesis or dissertation in English ‘only’ if the Supervising Professor agrees. If not you have to make your written presentation in German. For doing this you should have passed the DSH (German language test) or TestDaF (German language test; in Hong Kong TestDaF is offered 4 times a year at HK Baptist University).

Prior to enrolling for a PhD, the University you graduated in has to be assessed. It means you have to be an alumnus of a University (of your country) meeting the German University Standards.

You will also have to prepare a piece of scientific research, comprising 20-50 pages. Besides this you might be asked to take a written or oral test, in the subject you aspire to pursue research.
You will have to apply for a ‘student’ visa, not ‘tourist’ visa

B) Structured PhD Programmes:

Structured PhD-programmes or IPP’s (International Postgraduate Programmes) have been introduced by the German higher education recently. There are around 360 Doctoral programmes offered in Germany, of which around 130 have an international focus.

For more information about structured PhD programmes please go to International Postgraduate Programmes (IPP).

[This article was submitted by Anu Veluri, Manager LearnWordlist.com, a free GRE preparation web portal]

61 comments

  1. Lokendra Yadav says:

    I have completed M.Sc. medical laboratory technology in Hematology and blood transfusion. I want to join PhD with hematology. Where and how can I apply for it?

  2. BERNARD ORORI ONDENG'I says:

    I wish to find a professor or a university in Germany offering to take me through a research in Environmental sciences. I am interested in making a pHD in this area. Am kenya Nationalist.

  3. mourad says:

    Hello

    My name is mourad, i’m algerian citizen and i have an engineer diploma in agronomy (crop poroduction) . I realy wish to apply in any German universities. Could you please help me to get a scholarship.
    Best regards

  4. Godwyns Agbude says:

    i need a professor of Philosophy that will be able to take me through my PhD in Philosophy. i am a Nigerian, so, i will need a supervisor that can communicate in English.

  5. i have my post graduate in pharmacy with pharmaceutical chemistry specialization. myself interested to find a professor or a university in Germany offering to take me for PhD. please help me.

  6. Chun Peng says:

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    I would to search for a free scholarship short course in Germany. I looking forward to hearing from you.

    With best regards

    Chun Peng,
    Cambodia

  7. ELIAS ALI says:

    hi i;m elias ali from ETHIOPIA i have first dgree in surveying technology from the shool of informatics and engineering IN ADAMA UNIVERSIT,which is supported by Germany goverment here i would like to express my thanks for Germany goverment , so i would like to learn my PHD IN Germany by the field that may related with my field example
    ( GIS(geographical information system),or remote sensing or geodesy) so iwill be happy if my request is considered thanks

  8. Ahmed Surur Seyd says:

    To Scholarship Category Germany PhDs, PhD Scholarships, Scholarship News

    I am Ahmed Surur Seyd from Ethiopia with a masters degree in organizational leadership from Azusa Pacific University (California) with Com.GPA 3.812. So if you give me the Tuition-Free Doctoral Programme in Germany chance to develop my education to phd level I surely satisfy your keen/longterm interest therby meet my dream.

    Many blessings

    Ahmed Surur Seyd

  9. samuel says:

    Hello

    My name is samuel, i’m Ethiopian citizen and i have B.A. in Accounting . I realy wish to apply in any German universities to upgarde my self in any field. Could you please help me to get a scholarship.
    Kind regards

  10. Bezawork ketema says:

    Me Bezawork ketema a 30 years old Ethiopian man with Bsc degree in Economics and masters in Management.I need to continue my PHD in any field of Economics, Business, Enviromental study and Agricultural fields in fullsponsorship base.please contact me if possible.
    I look forward your posetive replay
    with best regared
    Bezawork ketema

  11. AARATI KARKI says:

    Iaarati karki interested to instructed p.hd programme,need professor. I have only m.sc. microbiology degree. p lease kindly guide me how i will get enrollment and scholarship.
    sincerly,
    aarati karki
    assistant professor
    microbiology

  12. iman says:

    wish to find a professor or a university in Germany offering to take me through a research in Environmental sciences. I am interested in making a pHD in this area. Am iranian

  13. YAKUBU DAN-MALLAM says:

    I am from Nigeria. I hold Masters in Production Engineering and want to do my PhD research work on production and testing of composite materials in Germany. My problem is tuition fee. Please kindly assist.

  14. Lejore Sibamo Laemo from Ethiopian nationality. I am graduated from ethiopian civil service college Addis Ababa with in BA in accounting and MA in public financial management. So i need scholarship in PhD investment and finance, accounting and finance, and banking and finance.With financial aidI look your response.
    Lejore sibamo

  15. Hemayatul says:

    Dear Sir/Mdam
    I m Hemayat from Bangladesh.I completed my bachelor in Agriculture and Masters in Agroforestry and Environment. It’s my long desire to complete my Ph.D in the field of agriculture or Environment with the help of any scholarship. If u please help me.
    Best regards. [email protected]

    Hemayat

  16. Hemayatul says:

    Sir/Mam
    I m Hemayat from Bangladesh.I did my bachelor degree in Agriculture and Masters in Agroforestry and Environment. It’s my long desire to complete my Ph.D in the field of agriculture or Environment with the help of any scholarship. If u please help me.
    Best regards. [email protected]

    Hemayat

  17. Samson Getachew says:

    I am an Ethiopian holding MA in Educational Leadership and Management from Addis Ababa University. I am now interested to apply for Tuition-Free Doctoral Programme in Germany. So would you provide me with info on how I should apply. Thanks

  18. raheleh says:

    1. Dear Dr.

    I’m Raheleh Mehrabi from IRAN. I’m 28 years old. I’ve an undergraduate degree in Biology field and MSc degree of Animal Biosystematics. I’ve passed almost 6 month in university of Pune, India, for giving PhD degree. But as there is very bad condition and difficulties for getting research visa, I’ve decided to exchange the country where I want to graduate from there. I have some articles publishing in journals and submitted in conferences.
    This will be my honor graduating from your university. I wonder if you would mind guiding me.
    Your sincerely
    RAHELEH

  19. ALUVISIA YVONNE IMALI says:

    Hi am still doing my degree in bachelor of commerce and would like to advance my studies in German.

    I hope my request will be granted.

    Thank you in advance.

  20. Abebe Gidey says:

    I am an Ethiopian holding MA in geography and Enivirnmental studies from Addis Ababa University. I am now interested to apply for Tuition-Free Doctoral Programme in Germany. So would you provide me with info on how I should apply. Thanks

  21. Amjed Ali says:

    Hi
    Me, Amjed Ali , I have done M.Phil Biochemistry and my research was on canecr. I a seeking PhD scholarship in Oncology / cancer biology.

  22. cherinet says:

    Dear sir/madam
    I am Ethiopian having an age of 27. I have masters degree in environmental education. I have scored an intersting grade within a range of destiniction. Now I am looking for PhD abroad especially in the field of environmental studies. I am very happy if you consider my dream.
    thank you!
    cherinet

  23. Md. Safiqul Islam says:

    Dear, Sir/Madam
    My name is Md. Safiqul Islam. I’m from Bangladesh and I’ve completed Masters degree (M.Sc in Chemistry) from National University of
    Bangladesh in 2005 And B.Ed (Bachelor of Education ) in 2009. I’ve been teaching in an English Medium School & college for 5 years. Now I want to study in any chemistry related field. Please give me an opportunity and make my dream true.
    thanking you
    MD. SAFIQUL ISLAM
    Sylhet, Bangladesh.
    Email- [email protected]
    Mobile-01712509677

  24. I am Tseghereda Tekle married woman with two lovely daughters from Ethiopia .I have BSc. degree in medical lab technology two years ago. I am working in the biggest teaching hospital in my country . I have 25 years of experience working in microbiology and other related fields in clinical diagnostic labs . I want to continue my study in any related fields in medical lab technology. I am hard working woman if I got the opportunity I will do my best.

    With regard
    Thank you

  25. lili says:

    Dear Dr.

    I’m leila nemati from IRAN. I’m 30 years old. I’ve an undergraduate degree in microBiology field and MSc degree of medical mycology. I work in razi vaccine & serum reaserch institute for 7 years.I am head of QC antigen department . I have some articles publishing in journals and submitted in conferences.also I work in university.
    This will be my honor graduating from your university. I wonder if you would mind guiding me.
    Your sincerely

    leila
    [email protected]

  26. lazarus kays kasoka says:

    I am Zambian man wish to study Electrical Engineering but have no one to support me, your help is of needy to me.

  27. mohammedsaid says:

    my name is mohammedsaid from ethiopia ,Igraduated from mekelle university 2005 in economices BA Iwant to pursue post graduated programme please give me the opportunit & contact me using my Email adress

  28. Saneth Thelasinghe says:

    I am Saneth Thelasinghe from Sri Lanka and a science graduate in University of Peradeniya Sri Lanka. My degree is Statistics and Operation Research. I completed CIM(UK). I have worked in Census and Statistics Department, Sri Lanka.I have published several books about marketing. I want to do a MBA in your university.

    This will be my honor graduating from your university. I wonder if you would mind guiding me.
    Your sincerely

  29. Ameer Hassan says:

    I am lecturer in mathematics and now I want to M.phil ln maths. what would you like to me some suggeestion

  30. Joshua Maweu Kilundo says:

    I am a Kenyan citizen and I hold a Master of Philosophy degree in Curriculum Studies and I would like to do a PhD in Vocational Education in a country like Germany. Can you kindly consider giving me some financial assistance to achieve this goal?

  31. rayehe says:

    I have an acceptance in sociology from Germany and all of my doccuments are ready, but I need a scholarship because I don’t have enough money to pay for it. Can you please help me about it?
    Thanks a lot

  32. mulugeta Ayele says:

    Hi am still doing my degree in bachelor of commerce and would like to advance my studies in German.

    I hope my request will be granted.

    Thank you in advance.

    Hi i am still working in wollo university as instructor in civil engineering in ethiopia and would like to advance my MSC studies in German in any related field with civil engineering .

    I hope my request will be granted.

    Thank you in advance.

  33. Tesfamichael Lene says:

    Hi i am still working in wollo university as instructor in mechanical engineering in ethiopia and would like to advance my MSC studies in German in any related field with material engineering.

    I hope my request will be granted.

    Thank you in advance.

  34. mulugeta Ayele says:

    Hi i am still working in wollo university as instructor in civil engineering in ethiopia and would like to advance my MSC studies in German in any related field with civil engineering .

    I hope my request will be granted.

    Thank you in advance.

  35. kassahun Muluneh says:

    My name is kassahun, I have an MBA from UK. Now I am looking for any opportunuty to attend my PHD course. So would you get me the opportunuty please.

  36. Khalid Badr El Din Khalid Fadl Alla says:

    I am working in the reproductive Health filed for more than 5 years , i would like to enhance my carrer , am ask for (schoolarship) MCs dgree in such
    i hope my request is wil be granted

    Regards

  37. bonface j. m. kangethe says:

    hallo,
    my daughter finished high school in yr 2009, she is very good in musics and drama, i will like to be assisted for her to be a model and air hostess .

    thank you in advance

  38. Sabiha SUltana says:

    Hello,
    I am Sabiha Sultana from Bangladesh. I am doing a job in a Japanese donor organization after completing my M.S.S (Masters of Social Science) degree. To enhance my career I want to do a PHD or masters in the field of social science in support of any scholarship. Can you help me to comunicate with any professor of German Univeeersity for my PHD or masters degree with scholarship?

  39. Tom Enechi says:

    I will conclude my Masters in Information Technology in few months time and would like to take up PhD in Cloud Computing. Kindly assist me with a scholarship!

    THank you

  40. abilio belo says:

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    I am Abilio Belo an east Timorese a graduate of Psychology in Master’s and I wish to continue my PhD in Human Resource Management in Germany. Can I get scholarship support from your institution?

    Abilio Belo

  41. ATIF SHABBIR says:

    i am DOCTOR OF MEDICINE i want apply for phd in Germany ?tell me how we applying for phd

  42. Moumouni Habi says:

    Dear, Sir/Madam

    My nane is Habi, Msc in Mechanical Engineering. i am Niger Republique Cityzen working in Centre National d’Energie Solaire, Niamey, i have registred in Bayero University of Kano, Nigeria for PhD degree in Energy Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Department, Faculty of Technology. My office paid my tuition. I have one wife and one Child. my salary is not enough to cover me and them during this study, that is why i want to know if i can have financial aid to overcome charges during this study.

    I am looking forward your positive replay
    Best Wiches and regards

    [email protected]

  43. sargam says:

    Hi Moumouni Habi,
    Thanks for your email.

    I am sorry we don’t help for financially.We are scholarships announcing board and help student finding out the scholarships.

  44. Moumouni Habi says:

    Dear, Sir/Madam
    I am Habi, Msc in Mechanical Engineering. I am PhD student in
    in Energy Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Department, Faculty of Technology in Bayero University of Kano, Nigeria . I want financial aid.

    Best regards

  45. Moumouni Habi says:

    Dear, Sir/Madam
    I am Habi, Msc in Mechanical Engineering. I am PhD student in
    in Energy Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Department, Faculty of Technology in Bayero University of Kano, Nigeria . I want scholarship.

    Best regards

  46. I am an Ethiopian living and working in the capital Addis Ababa.I am a holder of B.A degree in Geography and M.A degree in Development Studies, both from Addis Ababa University. I want to pursue PhD by joining ‘Tuition-Free Doctoral Programme in Germany ‘. I hope you will provide me with relevant information.

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