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  • Research in Germany: Info for PhD students
    Information on doctoral studies and research in Germany as well as funding opportunities for international doctoral candidates.
  • Studying PhD in Germany
    Studying PhD in Germany, is an online guide serving to all the international students seeking to study PhD in Germany. It covers an extended information about the university admission criteria, visa requirements, recognition of higher education, available PhD programmes, top university and non-university research institutions in Germany, PhD thesis, a successful post PhD career and much more.
  • Find A PhD
    This page covers everything you need to know about studying your doctorate in Germany, including an overview of the German higher education system, an explanation of the types of German PhD and advice for your application.
  • academics - Ratgeber Promovieren
    Alles zur Promotion und Doktorarbeit / Ratgeber und Erfahrungsberichte
  • Auswärtiges Amt der Bundesrepublik Deutschland/Federal Foreign Office
    List of foreign representations - Country-specific information on visa applications (in several languages).
  • German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
    The DAAD supports over 100,000 German and international students und researchers around the globe each year – making it the world’s largest funding organisation of its kind.
  • Deutsches Studentenwerk/ Student Service Union
    The Deutsche Studentenwerk is the umbrella organisation overseeing the 58 Studentenwerke in Germany. The Studentenwerke are partner organisations of the universities and support around two million students with help and services regarding their studies.
  • Make-it-in-Germany
    The portal, which can be browsed in a variety of different languages, offers information for those interested in moving to Germany – starting with preparations in the home country, to the actual move, to the first steps to be taken in Germany. 
    Information on the health system and health insurance (in several languages)
  • Brochure: Welcome to Germany
    The brochure, drawn up by the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees on behalf of the Federal Ministry of the Interior, comprises 130 pages containing large amounts of tips making everyday life easier. It also contains a considerable number of (Internet) addresses on where to find advice and further links.