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Information on PhD. Programs

On this page, you will find detailed information regarding the University of Bonn's PhD. Programs


Are you planning to start your doctorate thesis at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn?



General information on doctorate thesis in Germany:

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- Studying in Germany

Your way to a Doctorate Degree at the University of Bonn

If you are planning to earn your doctorate thesis at the University of Bonn, it is vital that you first get in touch with the Faculty/PhD. Office, as doctorate program prerequisites greatly differ from faculty to faculty. The faculty is responsible for granting acceptance to a doctorate. It is also important that you find a professor to supervise your doctorate thesis before you begin the regular admission procedure.

Please be aware that if you would like to join a Graduate School (a structured doctorate program) the application process may be different! Please contact the administration of your desired Graduate School regarding the entrance requirements!   
After receiving an acceptance letter from the faculty or the Graduate School, you may enroll at the University of Bonn. 


Still have questions?
Have a look at our list of the most frequently asked questions - FAQ !

The University of Bonn attaches great importance to research. In numerous faculties, you will find Sonderforschungsbereiche (Special Research Departments) and Graduiertenkollegs (Doctoral Colleges), which both deal with highly specialized research topics. Here, you can see an overview of the wide range of research opportunities, their individual entry requirements, and further information about researching at the University of Bonn. 


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