Mortarboards in the air
© colourbox.de

Information on doctoral study

Two women looking at a list
© WWU - BananaStock Ltd

Doctoral degree courses

If you have completed a master's degree programme with above-average marks and are interested in pursuing a doctoral degree, you can find information here about your doctoral options at the University of Münster.

Mortarboard drawn in chalk on a blackboard
© colourbox.de

Structured doctoral programmes

Outstanding junior researchers and academics at the University of Münster have the possibility of earning a doctorate within three years by joining a structured doctoral programme. Applications can be submitted directly to the respective graduate school.

Pen in hand
© sepy - Fotolia.com

Application and enrolment

If you are interested in earning a doctorate at the University of Münster, you may submit your own doctoral topic for consideration. Admission to a doctoral degree programme is determined by the corresponding faculty. Accepted candidates are required to observe deadlines and meet specific requirements when enrolling.

Hands holding money
© Robert Kneschke-Fotolia.com

Doctoral funding

Doctoral students can receive financial support from a variety of sources.

Student looking at notice board
© BananaStock Ltd

Doctoral study abroad

There are numerous funding programmes for doctoral students at German universities who wish to conduct a research visit abroad. Funding is also available to those who wish to take teaching assignments or participate in advanced training programmes abroad.

Meeting between two women
© Jeanette Dietl/Fotolia.com

Advice and support

Several offices at the University of Münster provide consultation and support services to doctoral students. Study advisers are available to answer content-related questions. The International Office assists international academics in enrolling. The Student Admissions Office provides help with all study-related administrative and organisational matters.