PhD Postions

You may find a position as a doctoral candidate via specific newsletters and the websites of universities and research institutes. In case you are looking for a good place for your research project you might be successful by using the Research Explorer.

Please note: 

For an employment contract with a German university or research institution you need a Statement of Comparability of your foreign higher education qualification, issued by the "Zentralstelle für ausländisches Bildungswesen" (Central Office for Foreign Education – ZAB)

> Portals for finding doctoral positions 

Database with open positions for doctorates in Germany

International Programmes
Datenbase of the DAAD for international Study- and Doctoral Programmes

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Career portal offering positions in science.

Job Portal für scientists, physicians, and engineers



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PhD-fellowships Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds


Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds

The Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds (BIF) awards PhD fellowships of 2 to 3.5 years to outstanding junior scientists worldwide who wish to pursue an ambitious PhD project in basic biomedical research in an internationally leading laboratory.

There are three deadlines each year: 1 February, 1 June, 1 October.

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The Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds (BIF) awards MD fellowships of up to 18 months to outstanding medical students to pursue ambitious, experimental projects in basic biomedical research worldwide. Fellowship holders must study human medicine in Germany and change cities and institutions for at least ten consecutive months to work in an internationally renowned laboratory. Applications can be submitted at any time, but no later than three months before the change of location or the intended start of the research.

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