Information on doctoral study

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Doctoral degree courses [de]

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.

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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.

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PhD candidates accepted by the supervisor and the faculty for the PhD programme are required to enrol as PhD students following deadlines and formal requirements.

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Doctoral funding

The Research Funding Support SAFIR is happy to help you with all your questions concerning financial support for your doctoral project.

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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.

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Advice and support

Several offices at the University of Münster provide consultation and support services to doctoral students.  Secretariats in the institutes are available to answer content-related questions. The Graduate Centre provide support for international  PhD students in enrolment and all questions related stay in Münster.