Bonn-Cologne Graduate School (BCGS) - PhD in Physics
Dr. rer. nat. (Degree awarded by the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences)
|Program Duration|| |
Three years of course and research work
|Application Deadline|| |
New PhD applicants are asked to send their application directly to their potential supervisor. PhD students already working in Bonn or Cologne can apply to the PhD Honors Branch, applications must be made no later than 18 months after the beginning of PhD studies. The deadlines for Honors Branch application are September 1, January 10, May 1. Interviews are held about four weeks later.
|Description of Content |
All graduate studies at our department are coordinated by the Bonn Cologne Graduate School of Physics and Astronomy (BCGS) Scientific interests are centered on activities in experimental and theoretical particle, astroparticle and nuclear physics, quantum optics and condensed matter physics. The Ph.D. program involves three years of research-oriented thesis work leading to a doctoral degree in the fields of Physics.
In addition the BCGS offers a limited number of partial scholarships (300 Euro per month).
|Tuition Fee|| |
No tuition fee, student services contribution (Sozialbeitrag): 269,81 € per semester including a transportation ticket for Northrhine-Westphalia (as of winter term 2015)
|Cost of Living||The average monthly costs of living, including accommodation, food, books, and medical insurance amount to about EUR 700.|
|Special Services|| |
The International Office (assistance in finding accommodation and support with administrative formalities), mentor system (individual academic counselling), tutor system (studying in small learning groups), cultural and social program (excursions, visits etc.) and intensive German language courses.
|Job Opportunities||Ph.D. students are generally paid from the funds of their research group.|
|Admission Requirements|| |
Language Requirements: TOEFL (80 points, internet-based) or equivalent, e.g. IELTS (score 6.5)
Academic/Other Requirements: Master of Science in Physics
Some students may be admitted to a Qualifying Period of up to 1 year, before regular PhD studies.
|Set of Competences to be Acquired|| |
Learning how to perform cutting-edge research in physics. Publication of the results of the research in refereed scientific journals.
Dr. Philipp Wilking
Nussallee. 14 - 16, R 2.011 and 2.012