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Considering a Doctorate


We are pleased you are considering a doctorate at the University of Bonn. 

Individual or Structured Doctorate?

The University offers two options: you may pursue individual studies with the support of a doctoral advisor who is an expert in your area of interest, or choose from more than 30 structured programs. Doctoral programs combine our strong academic environment with individual attention from experts in your field – including annual retreats and regular meetings with your thesis committee.

 What kind of program is right for you? Watch this video for more information. 

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The Argelander Program for Early-Career Researchers

As a doctoral candidate, you will be supported by the Bonn Graduate Center (BGC) and the Argelander Competence Center throughout your time with us.

Ongoing Guidance

We take a continuous approach to mentoring, keeping in touch as your interests and needs evolve. Our personal advising assists with every stage of your academic journey. Learn more about consultations.

Added Qualifications

The University provides comprehensive curricular and extracurricular training to improve your skills and help you compete in the job market. Learn about additional training through BGC’s Doctorate Plus program.

Funding Options

BGC can connect you with diverse funding and job opportunities to support your research. See current options for doctoral candidates and let us keep you up to date on new funding sources.

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