a structured path to your doctorate

Structured Doctoral Programs

Each of our structured doctoral programs offers a comprehensive and cross-disciplinary curriculum designed to help you realize your full potential and prepare for a successful career. The programs include innovative, personalized advising with regular progress checks, as well as extensive opportunities to broaden your research network and connect with peers in your field.

The University of Bonn offers a wide range of funding opportunities, which have been summarized for you on this page, divided into the following categories:

  • Bonn International Graduate Schools (BIGS)
  • PhD Programs within our Cluster of Excellence
  • Structured Doctoral Programs by Discipline 
  • Third-Party Funded Programs

Bonn International Graduate Schools (BIGS)

Doctoral education at the highest level: BIGS enable doctoral studies in outstanding research contexts with attractive international collaborations and a qualification program tailored to the needs of graduate students.

Bonn International Graduate Schools (BIGS)

Located at the Hausdorff Center for Mathematics and supported by Germany’s Excellence Initiative, BIGS-M2 is home to all of the University’s doctoral candidates in mathematics and contributes to Bonn’s excellent international reputation in the field.

BGSE3 offers a structured program that is tailored to the needs of doctoral candidates, including an internationally recognized research network.

Supported by Germany’s Excellence Initiative and jointly administered by the renowned Physics Institutes at the Universities of Bonn and Cologne, BCGS4 offers doctoral studies through an integrated honors program.

BIGS-LIMES5 offers doctoral programs in biochemistry, the life sciences and biomedicine.

Home to an international community of talented biomedical scientists, BIGS DrugS6 is the hub for doctoral candidates from pharma research institutes within the University’s Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences and Faculty of Medicine.

BIGS-OAS7 offers a wide range of courses within a research context, focused on the cultures and societies of Asia and Asia Minor.

BIGS Neuroscience8 provides a top-level, internationally competitive program in this rapidly growing field.

BIGS-CPS9’s interdisciplinary approach combines medical, agricultural and pharmaceutical research.

BIGS Chemistry10 doctoral candidates enjoy an exceptional and ambitious program covering all fields of chemistry.

This three-year doctoral program11 is offered in conjunction with the University’s ImmunoSensation Cluster, which is funded by Germany’s Excellence Initiative.

Part of the University of Bonn’s Center for Development Research, BIGS-DR12 trains students for an international career in development cooperation, policy or research through a combination of academic study and intensive tutorship.

T13he Theodor-Brinkmann-Graduate-School (TGBS)14 combines the research at the agricultural Faculty with an interdisciplinary study program.


PhD Programs within our Cluster of Excellence

Clusters of Excellence stand for international and interdisciplinary elite research and offer young scientists excellent funding and career conditions. The University of Bonn currently has six clusters of excellence, more than any other university in Germany, and thus opens up a broad spectrum of possible research topics to doctoral candidates. Here you will find an overview of the university's clusters of excellence.

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PhD Programs within our Excellence Cluster

The goal of the Hausdorff Center of Mathmatics is to identify and address mathematical challenges of the 21st century, to advance groundbreaking fundamental mathematical research worldwide, and to develop the mathematical methods and tools required by science and society.

Part of the Hausdorff Center is also a graduate school: The Bonn International Graduate School of Mathematics (BIGS-M) hosts all doctoral students of mathematics and contributes to the outstanding international reputation of the university in this field. The duration of the program is usually 3 years, and the doctorate (Dr. rer nat.) can be earned as a degree.

More information:
https://www.bigs-math.uni-bonn.de/de/studies/1515

ImmunoSensation2 aims to continue the success story of the existing ImmunoSensation cluster. While the emphasis so far has been on fundamental research in particular of the innate immune system, now the mechanisms of immune intelligence are to be uncovered, i.e. the question of how the body succeeds in adapting immune responses to specific situations and then remembers this in order to be optimally prepared for similar challenges in the future. The cluster's graduate school, the Bonn International Graduate School Immunosciences and Infection offers a structured, three-year doctoral program.

You can find further information about this program here: 
https://www.immunosensation.de/career/phd.html1111

Until today, dependency studies has almost exclusively dealt with slavery on the American continent or in antiquity. The Cluster of Excellence "Bonn Center for Dependency and Slavery Studies (BCDSS)" aims to broaden this perspective in terms of content, space and time. Within the framework of the cluster, a structured doctoral program with a duration of 4 years is offered.

Further information can be found at: https://www.dependency.uni-bonn.de/en16

Over the last few decades, computer hardware has become smaller and smaller, but their technology remains more or less the same. Slowly, this development is reaching its limits.Thus, we need new technologies that satisfy our growing hunger for even more powerful hardware.

Quantum physics could be a solution.

Together with the University of Cologne and the RWTH Aachen, Bonn researchers want to work on making this new technology usable. To achieve this, quantum bits or even qubits - the quantum counterpart to our previous bits - quantum communication channels that build networks and error correction methods have to be explored from the ground up. As part of the Excellence Initiative, the Bonn-Cologne Graduate School of Physics and Astronomy (BCGS) offers a doctoral program with an integrated honors program.

Further information can be found at: http://www.gradschool.physics.uni-bonn.de/.4

The ECONtribute researches the functioning of markets as well as reasons for their failure. In doing so, the cluster goes beyond traditional analyses by systematically combining model-based theoretical approaches and behavioral explanatory models while incorporating legal and political frameworks. Within the cluster, the Bonn Graduate School of Economics (BGSE) offers doctoral students a tailored structured doctoral program that includes an internationally recognized research network.

Further information can be found at: https://www.bgse.uni-bonn.de.3

Increasing agricultural production despite limited land while reducing the ecological footprint of agriculture - this is one of the challenges of our time. For this reason, the University of Bonn and Forschungszentrum Jülich are jointly developing methods and new technologies to observe, analyze, better understand and more specifically treat plants. The cluster's graduate school, the Theodor Brinkmann Graduate School, offers an interdisciplinary study program to master's students and doctoral candidates at the Faculty of Agriculture.

More information: https://www.tbgs.uni-bonn.de/17.


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Third-Party Funded Programs

The Third-Party Funded Programs at the University of Bonn offer structured doctoral studies on selected research topics. They enable close networking among doctoral students conducting research on related topics.

Third-Party Funded Programs

Bonn-Cologne Graduate School of Physics and Astronomy (BCGS)
Supported in the context of the Excellence Initiative of the federal government and the states since 2007, the BCGS offers PhD studies in an integrated Honors program. The BCGS is jointly administered by the renowned Physics Institutes of the Universities of Bonn and of Cologne.

Bonn International Graduate School of Mathematics (BIGS-M)
Located at the Hausdorff Center for Mathematics, BIGS-M provides an umbrella for all Bonn PhD students in mathematics. Thus, the BIGS-M contributes to the excellent national and international reputation of mathematics at Bonn.

Bonn International Graduate School Immunosciences and Infection 
The BIGS Immunosciences and Infection is a structured 3-year PhD program in conjunction with the ImmunoSensation Cluster/Bonn. The ImmunoSensation Cluster is an iniative of excellence funded by The German Research Foundation (DFG).

DFG Research Training Group "Present/Literature (GRK 2291)21
The Research Training group supported by the DFG aims at the exploration and analysis of the constitutive dimensions of the concept of contemporary literature. 

DFG Research Training Group "Heterogeity, Risk, und Dynamics in Economic Systems" (GRK 1707)
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Financed by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), the Research Training Group is working on the paradigm of the representative agent, and thus, on a central aspect of theoretical and empirical modeling in wide areas of economics.

DFG Research Training Group "Pharmacology of 7TM-receptors and downstream signaling pathways" (GRK 1873)23
The topic-specific research training group of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft offers a 3-year, English-language PhD program in close coordination between the Faculties of Medicine and of Mathematics and Natural Sciences.

DFG Research Training Group "Water Use Efficiency and Drought Stress Responses: From Arabidopsis to Barley" (GRK 2064)24
The Research Training Group, supported by the DFG since 2015, advances our understanding of drought physiology and establishes an interactive research network together with a competitive graduate training program in plant sciences.

DFG international Research Training Group "Myeloid antigen presenting cells and the induction of adaptive immunity" GRK (216825)
The DFG-funded project is a cooperation of the University of Bonn and the University of Melbourne.   

DFG Research Training Group "Die Makroökonomik der Ungleichheit" (GRK 228126)26
The research program focuses on the macroeconomic aspects of inequality, an aspect of first-order importance for society. 

Integrated Research Training Group at the DFG Collaborative Research Centre "Synaptic Micronetworks in Health and Disease" (SFB 1089)27
Located at the newly inaugurated SFB 1089 on neuronal networks, the Integrated Research Training Group offers a structured graduate program for all doctoral researchers at the Centre.

Integrated Research Training Group at the DFG Collaborative Research Centre "Future Rural Africa" (SFB/TR 228)28

The integrated research group is investigating the relationship between land use change and shaping the future in rural africa in a total of 14 subprojects.

Integrated Research Training Group at the DFG Collaborative Research Centre "Open System Control of Atomic and Photonic Matter" (SFB/TR 185)29

The collaborative research centre Oscar will explore the physics of open systems.

Integrated Research Training Group at the DFG Collaborative Research Centre "Aortic Diseases" (SFB/TR 259)30
The aim of this research initiative is to better understand the molecular and cellular mechanisms of resident and non-resident cells in aortic diseases.

Digital Society NRW
In order to meet the challenges of an increasingly digital society, the state government of North Rhine-Westphalia has initiated the "Digital Society NRW" funding line with the particular focus of strengthening and securing democracy.

International Max Planck Research School Moduli Spaces
In cooperation with the University of Bonn, the renowned Bonn Max-Planck-Institute for Mathematics offers a PhD program with a special focus on the study of moduli.

International Max Planck Research School for Astronomy and Astrophysics
In cooperation between the Max-Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy and the Universities of Bonn and of Cologne, the Research School facilitates 3 years of PhD studies with a curriculum tailored to the individual student.

International Max Planck Research School for Brain and Behavior
Building on a cooperation between Bonn University, the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience (MPFI) and Florida Atlantic University, this graduate school offers a complete PhD training and research program in the neurosciences.

International Max Planck Research School - Recharge
IMPRS-RECHARGE focuses on interdisciplinary research between chemistry and physics with an emphasis on catalytic mechanisms, physical-chemical analysis and energy topics. Scientific challenges shall be looked at from different angles. Furthermore the combination of theory and practice is a vital aim of the IMPRS-RECHARGE.

EU-Glia PhD
To train the future generation of neuroscientists, enhance and improve communication with the public and to establish inter-sectorial collaborations between academia and industry the EU-GliaPhD offers a training-by-research programme for early-stage researchers.

Marie Curie Innovative Training Network "European Training Network for the sustainable, zero-waste valorisation of critical-metal-containing industrial process residues" (SOCRATES)
SOCRATES is a European Training Network for the sustainable valorisation of critical-metal-containing industrial process residues. The SOCRATES consortium brings together the important stakeholders along the value chain. 

Marie Curie Innovative Training Network "Microbe induced Resistance to Agricultural pests" (MiRA)
MiRA will train 15 early-stage researchers in basic and applied research on context-dependency of microbe-induced resistance, mechanisms, and impacts on plant performance and other biocontrol organisms.

Marie Curie Innovative Training Network "Molecular Animal Nutrition" (MANNA)
MANNA is a EU network whose mission is to provide a Double Doctorate level training programme, valid throughout all Europe, on innovative technologies applied to animal science and nutrition.

Marie Curie Innovative Training Network "Cross-lingual Event-centric Open Analytics Research Academy" (CLEOPATRA)
The CLEOPATRA-project offers a unique interdisciplinary and cross-sectoral research and training programme, which will explore how we can begin to analyse and understand how the major events that influence and shape our lives and societies play out online.

Marie Curie Innovative Training Network "modelling and pRedicting Human decision-making Using Measures of subconscious Brain processes through mixed reality interfaces and biOmetric signals" (RHUMBO)
RHUMBO proposes using measures of subconscious brain processes through the use of mixed reality technologies (MRT) and advanced biometric signals processing as a new paradigm to improve the knowledge that implicit brain processes have in human decision-making. 

Marie Curie Innovative Training Network "Integrating chemical and biological approaches to target NAD production and signaling in cancer" (INTEGRATA)
The INTEGRATA network aims at the education of promising young scientists who will learn the key steps of the modern discovery process of new drugs and therapeutic approaches in general.

Marie Curie Innovative Training Network "Research and Training in Early Life Nutrition to Prevent Disease" (GROWTH)
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The Erasmus Mundus PhD program in cooperation with the Universities of Padua, Louvain, Toulouse, and the École Normale Supérieur in Paris focuses on the European philosophical canon of the 19th and 20th centuries.

Supported by the Deutsch-Französische Hochschule since 2011, the tri-national Graduate School in Ancient History offers curriculum events in Bonn, Berne, and Strasbourg.

Sponsored by X-Rite Europe the Graduate School explores concepts and methods in the field of visual computing. 

Graduate Program "NeuroImmunology"
The Graduate Program, supported by the Else Kroener Foundation, focuses on interactions between the immune system and various neurological diseases - like Alzheimer's disease, brain tumors and epilepsy.

Structured Doctoral Program in particle physics with Georgia and Armenia (Volkswagen Foundation)
A New docoral program in theoretical and experimental physics will enable doctoral students in Georgia and Armenia to receive highest level of training. In addition to the University of Bonn, the University of Siegen, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Tbilisi State University, the Physical Institute Yerevan and the State University of Yerevan are involved in the project. The Volkswagen Foundation is funding the project with more than 700,000€ over the next four years.


Structured Doctoral Programs by Discipline

Find the right structured doctoral program at the University of Bonn in your discipline here:

  • Cross-Disciplinary Options
  • Economics
  • Medicine and Life Sciences
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics and Natural Sciences
  • Agriculture
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Structured Doctoral Programs by Discipline

Faculties at the University of Bonn work together to design interdisciplinary programs that combine key perspectives and offer unique insights.

Cross-Disciplinary Programs

Bonn International Graduate School for Development Research (BIGS-DR)48
Unique in Europe, BIGS-DR links perspectives from the Faculties of Philosophy, Agriculture, and Law and Economics – with an international focus.

Bonn International Graduate School of Neuroscience (BIGS Neuroscience)49
A collaboration between the University’s Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, as well as external partners, BIGS Neuroscience offers a medical program alongside five research areas in medicine.

SciMed Doctoral College50
The Doctoral College offers scientific training for students in medicine and dental medicine, leading to a dual Dr. med. and Dr. med. dent. degree.

Marie Curie Initial Training Network "Cross-lingual Event-centric Open Analytics Research Academy" (CLEOPATRA)40
The CLEOPATRA-project offers a unique interdisciplinary and cross-sectoral research and training programme, which will explore how we can begin to analyse and understand how the major events that influence and shape our lives and societies play out online.

International Max Planck Research School for Brain and Behavior 34
A joint venture of the University of Bonn, the Max-Planck-associated Center of Advanced European Studies and Research, the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience, and Florida Atlantic University, this graduate school offers a complete doctoral and research program in the neurosciences.

Researchers at the University of Bonn explore a wide variety of issues in economics, including game theory, applied microeconomics, monetary and international macroeconomics, contract theory, labor economics and finance.

Economics Programs

Bonn Graduate School of Economics (BGSE)
BGSE offers a structured program that is tailored to the needs of doctoral candidates, including an internationally recognized research network.

 DFG Research Training Group "Die Makroökonomik der Ungleichheit" (GRK 2281 )
The research program focuses on the macroeconomic aspects of inequality, an aspect of first-order importance for society. 

Law Programs

The Graduate School of the Faculty of Law and Political Science was founded in the summer semester of 2018 and supports the doctoral students in preparing their doctoral studies.

The University of Bonn’s Faculty of Medicine offers doctoral programs in medical biochemistry, neurosciences and pharmacology. With the exception of the SciMed Doctoral College, all programs are administered in cooperation with the University’s Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences.

Cross-Disciplinary Program

SciMed Doctoral College50
The Doctoral College offers scientific training for students in medicine and dental medicine, leading to a dual Dr. med. and Dr. med. dent. degree.

Neuroscience

Bonn International Graduate School of Neuroscience (BIGS Neuroscience)49
BIGS Neuroscience provides a top-level, internationally competitive program in this rapidly growing field.

Synaptic Micronetworks in Health and Disease (SFB 1089)52
Supported by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft – DFG) collaborative research centers, this integrated research training group works to identify fundamental rules that govern neuronal behavior at the network level and translate network dynamics to mammalian and human behavior.

Neuroimmunology46 [website in German]
Supported by the Else Kröner-Fresenius Foundation, this program examines interactions between the immune system and various neurological diseases, including Alzheimer's, brain tumors and epilepsy.

International Max Planck Research School for Brain and Behavior34
A joint venture of the University of Bonn, the Max-Planck-associated Center of Advanced European Studies and Research, the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience, and Florida Atlantic University, this graduate school offers a complete doctoral and research program in the neurosciences.

EU-Glia PhD
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To train the future generation of neuroscientists, enhance and improve communication with the public and to establish inter-sectorial collaborations between academia and industry the EU-GliaPhD offers a training-by-research programme for early-stage researchers.

Marie Curie Initial Training Network "modelling and pRedicting Human decision-making Using Measures of subconscious Brain processes through mixed reality interfaces and biOmetric signals" (RHUMBO)41
RHUMBO proposes using measures of subconscious brain processes through the use of mixed reality technologies (MRT) and advanced biometric signals processing as a new paradigm to improve the knowledge that implicit brain processes have in human decision-making.

Pharma Research

Bonn International Graduate School of Drug Sciences (BIGS DrugS)6
Home to an international community of talented biomedical scientists, BIGS DrugS is the hub for doctoral candidates from pharma research institutes within the University’s Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences and Faculty of Medicine.

Pharmacology of 7TM-Receptors and Downstream Signaling Pathways (GRK 1873)53
Supported by DFG, this group combines expertise in the areas of pharmacology and pharmacy.

Marie Curie Initial Training Network "Integrating chemical and biological approaches to target NAD production and signaling in cancer" (INTEGRATA)42
The INTEGRATA network aims at the education of promising young scientists who will learn the key steps of the modern discovery process of new drugs and therapeutic approaches in general.

Immunology

Bonn International Graduate School of Immunosciences and Infection19
This three-year doctoral program is offered in conjunction with the University's ImmunoSensation54 Cluster, which is funded by Germany’s Excellence Initiative55.

DFG Research Training Group "Myeloid antigen presenting cells and the induction of adaptive immunity" GRK (216825)
The DFG-funded project is a cooperation of the University of Bonn and the University of Melbourne.

Marie Curie Initial Training Network "Microbe induced Resistance to Agricultural pests" (MiRA)38
MiRA will train 15 early-stage researchers in basic and applied research on context-dependency of microbe-induced resistance, mechanisms, and impacts on plant performance and other biocontrol organisms.

Molecular Biomedicine

International Graduate School of Life and Medical Sciences (BIGS-LIMES)5
BIGS-LIMES offers doctoral programs in biochemistry, the life sciences and biomedicine.

At the University of Bonn’s Faculty of Arts, you’ll find a highly international environment with students and researchers in a wide range of fields.

German Studies, Comparative Literature and Culture 

Structured Doctoral Program in German Studies (SPP)56 [website in German]
Taught in German, the SPP supports doctoral candidates’ initiatives within the Institute for German, Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies.

German-Italian Doctoral College57 [website in German]
Taught in German, this three-year grant program provides structured doctoral studies for researchers in German and Italian, with time in both Bonn and Florence.

History and Ancient History 

Mass and Integration in Antique Societies44 [website in German and French]
Supported by Franco-German University and taught in German and French, this trinational doctoral program includes study in Bonn; Berne, Switzerland; and Strasbourg, France.

Oriental and Asian Studies Bonn

International Graduate School of Oriental and Asian Studies (BIGS-OAS)58
BIGS-OAS offers a wide range of courses within a research context, focused on the cultures and societies of Asia and Asia Minor.

Philosophy

Contemporary European Philosophies59 [website in French]
This Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctoral Program is offered in cooperation with the Universities of Padua, Louvain and Toulouse and the École Normale Supérieur in Paris. It focuses on the European philosophical canon of the 19th and 20th centuries.

Romance Studies

Italian Studies60 [website in German]
Offered in cooperation with the Universities of Florence and Paris-Sorbonne IV, this trinational doctoral program is taught in German and Italian.

Cross-Disciplinary Programs

European Founding Myths in Literature, Arts and Music61 [website in German]
This trinational program is jointly organized by the Universities of Bonn, Florence and Paris-Sorbonne IV and taught in German, French and Italian.

Bonn International Graduate School for Development Research62 (BIGS-DR)
Part of the University of Bonn’s Center for Development Research, BIGS-DR trains students for an international career in development cooperation, policy or research through a combination of academic study and intensive tutorship.

Digital Society NRW31 [website in German]
An initiative of the state government of North Rhine-Westphalia, this program aims to strengthen and secure democracy.

The University’s Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences offers numerous externally funded doctoral programs in areas including mathematics and informatics, physics, biology, pharmacology and molecular biomedicine.

Programs in neuroscience, pharma research, immunoscience, and infection and molecular biomedicine are offered in cooperation with the Faculty of Medicine.

Mathematics

Bonn International Graduate School of Mathematics (BIGS-M)2
Located at the Hausdorff Center for Mathematics, BIGS-M is home to all of the University’s doctoral candidates in mathematics and contributes to Bonn’s excellent international reputation in the field.

International Max Planck Research School on Moduli Spaces32
This program includes courses, seminars and activities focused on the geometric spaces whose points represent fixed algebro-geometric objects (or isomorphism classes of such objects).

Computer Sciences

Digital Material Appearance63
Sponsored by X-Rite Europe, this program explores concepts and methods in the field of visual computing.

Physics und Astronomy

Bonn-Cologne Graduate School of Physics and Astronomy (BCGS)4
Supported by Germany’s Excellence Initiative and jointly administered by the renowned Physics Institutes at the Universities of Bonn and Cologne, BCGS offers doctoral studies through an integrated honors program.

International Max Planck Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics64
This program offers a broad spectrum of topics in observational and theoretical galactic and extragalactic astrophysics, observational and theoretical cosmology, and fundamental physics – using astronomical tools and instrumentation.

Volkswagen foundation: Structured doctoral program in particle physics with Georgia and Armenia47 
Funded by the Volkswagen Foundation, this program in theoretical and experimental physics trains doctoral candidates in Georgia and Armenia.

Biology

Leibniz Graduate School on Genomic Biodiversity Research65
Based at Bonn’s Alexander Koenig Research Museum, this school is focused primarily on insect genome evolution.

Chemistry

Bonn International Graduate School of Chemistry (BIGS Chemistry)66
BIGS Chemistry offers an internationally competitive doctoral program and opportunities to perform cutting-edge research.

Meteorology

Patterns in Soil-Vegetation-Atmosphere Systems – Monitoring, Modeling and Data Assimilation (SFB/TR 32)67
Supported by DFG’s collaborative research centers, this long-term, integrated research training group is focused on environmental field studies, data collection and regional modeling.

Neurosciences

Bonn International Graduate School of Neuroscience (BIGS Neuroscience)8
BIGS Neuroscience provides a top-level, internationally competitive program in this rapidly growing field.

Synaptic Micronetworks in Health and Disease (SFB 1089)52
Supported by DFG collaborative research centers, this integrated research training group works to identify fundamental rules that govern neuronal behavior at the network level and translate network dynamics to mammalian and human behavior.

International Max Planck Research School for Brain and Behavior 34
A joint venture of the University of Bonn, the Max-Planck-associated Center of Advanced European Studies and Research, the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience, and Florida Atlantic University, this graduate school offers a complete doctoral and research program in the neurosciences.

Pharma Research

Bonn International Graduate School of Drug Sciences (BIGS DrugS)6
Home to an international community of talented biomedical scientists, BIGS DrugS is the hub for doctoral candidates from pharma research institutes within the University’s Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences and Faculty of Medicine.

Pharmacology of 7TM-Receptors and Downstream Signaling Pathways (GRK 1873)53
Supported by DFG, this group combines expertise in the areas of pharmacology and pharmacy.

Immunology

BIGS Immunoscience and Infection 68
A structured, three-year doctoral program, IITB is offered in conjunction with the ImmunoSensation Cluster at the University of Bonn.

Molecular Biomedicine

International Graduate School of Life and Medical Sciences (BIGS-LIMES)5
BIGS-LIMES offers doctoral programs in biochemistry, the life sciences and biomedicine.

Doctoral candidates in the field of agriculture may choose to study through the Faculty of Agriculture’s Theodor Brinkmann Graduate School or earn their degree through the University of Bonn’s Center for Development Research.

Agriculture Programs

Theodor Brinkmann Graduate School
Founded in 2008, the Brinkmann School is home to master's and doctoral candidates in the Faculty of Agriculture, combining research with an interdisciplinary study program.

Bonn International Graduate School for Development Research (BIGS-DR)
Part of the University of Bonn’s  Center for Development Research, BIGS-DR trains researchers for an international career in development cooperation, policy or research through a combination of academic study and intensive tutorship.

Marie Curie Initial Training Network "Molecular Animal Nutrition" (MANNA)
MANNA is a EU network whose mission is to provide a Double Doctorate level training programme, valid throughout all Europe, on innovative technologies applied to animal science and nutrition.


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