PhD in Forestry and Forest Ecology

University of Göttingen

Program Description

PhD in Forestry and Forest Ecology

University of Göttingen

PhD in Forestry and Forest Ecology (Dr. forest. / Ph.D.)

Degree: Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Dr. forest.
Standard period or study: six semesters
Starting semester: Winter semester or summer semester
Admission: the admission is limited (application to the faculty)
Admission requirements: above-average master degree in related fields and letter of endorsement from professor of the faculty
Language requirement: German (DHS certificate) or English (must be certified by TOEFL or IELTS), if not native speaker


Students deepen and broaden their scientific knowledge in forest sciences and forest ecology. The programme consists of following modules: research methods, subject-specific knowledge extension, interdisciplinary topics, PhD colloquium and key qualifications

Following departments participate in the programme:

Bioclimatology; Remote Sensing and Forest Inventory; Forest Botany and Tree Physiology; Forest Genetics and Forest Tree Breeding; Forest Policy and Forest History; Forest Work Science and Process Technology; Forest Economics; Forest Biometrics, Ecoinformatics and Forest Growth; Forest Zoology and Forest Conservation, Wood Biology and Wood Products, Wood Chemistry and Wood Technology, Nature Conservation and Landscape management, Silviculture of the temperate zones, Tropical silviculture and forest ecology, Ecopedology of the temperate zones, Ecopedology of the tropics and subtropics, Technical Mycology, Molecular Wood Biotechnology

Organisation of the study

Students have to obtain at least 18 credits. Main focus lies on writing the doctoral thesis.

Professional opportunities

Public and private forest enterprises, wood industry, universities and research institutes.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated July 15, 2016
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This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Oct. 2016
6 semesters
Full time
Start date Oct. 2016
Germany Göttingen, Lower Saxony
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Duration 6 semesters
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