Knowledge of the German language
Some departments allow a doctorate to be done in English. Please clarify with your supervisor what language skills are required.
Technical University of Darmstadt provides dedicated early career researchers an outstanding research environment. The doctorate at TU Darmstadt is regarded as a scientific qualification and the first stage of a career, in which the doctoral candidates qualify for different career goals.
In order to do a doctorate at TU Darmstadt, a recognized university degree is required. This is generally a qualification corresponding to a master’s or Magister, Diplom or state examination. In the case of degrees from foreign universities, an equivalence test is necessary.
An important step is choosing a supervisor. On the web pages of the different departments you can find information about current research topics and an overview of the professors.
Funding options: employment as a research assistant, scholarship, self-funding. The funding of your doctorate should be discussed with your supervisor early on.
At TU Darmstadt there are two formal processes: (1) Acceptance as a doctoral candidate by the department and (2) Registering/Enrolment als a Doctoral (PhD) Candidate.
Are you unsure whether a doctorate is an option for you? Would you like to know more about research opportunities? Do you have any questions about financing, the doctoral process or the requirements for a doctorate? In an individual consultation, you can clarify your questions and obtain comprehensive information.
Please make an appointment in advance: Dr. Angela Müller, Ingenium
The online event introduces to you the specificities of the German science system and provides general information about how to obtain a doctorate degree in Germany and, more particularly, at TU Darmstadt.
Upcoming event: November 24th, 2023
More information coming soon…