PhD Degree in Natural Sciences in Germany

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Natural Sciences

One must accomplish two things when earning a PhD. First one must understand a particular subject thoroughly. Secondly, one must extensively in knowledge about that subject.

Natural Science is the field of science that studies the natural processes in the world. A PhD in Natural Science takes natural science studies to the next level, providing a deep understanding of these processes and how they affect life on the planet.

Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany, is a federal parliamentary republic in western-central Europe. The country consists of 16 states, and its capital and largest city is Berlin.

Top Doctoral Programs in Natural Sciences in Germany 2019

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PhD Program in Biology and Molecular Biology

European Molecular Biology Laboratory
Campus 4 years Open Enrollment Germany Heidelberg

Unique in the world and waiting for you! The EMBL International Ph.D. Programme, originally established in 1983, represents the flagship of EMBL's commitment to first class training and education. Internationality, dedicated mentoring and early independence in research characterize our programme. Considered to be one of the most competitive Ph.D. training schemes to enter, we are committed to providing EMBL Ph.D. students with the best starting platform for a successful career in science. [+]

Best Doctorate Studies in Natural Sciences in Germany 2019. Training and inspiring the next scientific generation – EMBL's tradition of excellence

As Europe’s only intergovernmental research organization in the life sciences and as a leading laboratory in molecular biology, EMBL is dedicated to promoting excellence in the molecular life sciences throughout Europe. One of the best ways to achieve this goal is by inspiring and fostering talented young scientists to turn them into skilled and creative future leaders.

The EMBL International Ph.D. Programme is Europe’s ‘best in class’ Ph.D. programme for the life sciences. 240 students from over 40 countries are carrying out Ph.D. research at EMBL at any time. Every year we admit an average of 60 new students, who belong to the top science graduates in their countries. They are carefully selected from a large multi-national pool of applicants that reached over 1700 applications in 2012.... [-]


PhD in Physics of Biological and Complex Systems

University of Göttingen
Campus Full time 3 years Open Enrollment Germany Göttingen Hanover Brunswick Clausthal-Zellerfeld + 3 more

The GGNB doctoral program / International Max Planck Research School "Physics of Biological and Complex Systems" is a member of the Göttingen Graduate School for Neurosciences, Biophysics, and Molecular Biosciences (GGNB). The research-oriented program is taught in English and open to students who hold a Master's degree (or equivalent) in the physics, biophysics, chemistry, life sciences, medicine, or related fields. [+]

Ph.D. in Physics of Biological and Complex Systems

The GGNB doctoral program / International Max Planck Research School "Physics of Biological and Complex Systems" is a member of the Göttingen Graduate School for Neurosciences and Molecular Biosciences (GGNB). It is conducted jointly by the University of Göttingen, the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, and the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization.The research-oriented program is taught in English and open to students who hold a Master's degree (or equivalent) in the physics, biophysics, chemistry, life sciences, medicine, or related fields.Building upon the increasingly strong links between physics, chemistry and the life sciences, the program aims at advancing the quantitative and molecular understanding of life processes while at the same time exploring new frontiers of physics. Research topics include biomolecular structure and dynamics, biological membranes, motor proteins and pattern formation in systems of interacting cells, neuronal information processing, and hydrodynamics and pattern formation of complex fluids.The program offers cutting-edge advanced microscopy courses and teaches the basics of new cutting-edge techniques essential for studying life processes in combination with quantitative physical approaches and synthetic strategies. An important aim is to overcome traditional barriers between disciplines and expose graduate students to physics, chemistry, and biology for a deeper understanding of all areas preparing students for increasingly interdisciplinary life sciences.... [-]


PhD in Solar System Science

University of Göttingen
Campus Full time 6 semesters October 2019 Germany Göttingen Hanover Brunswick Clausthal-Zellerfeld + 3 more

The Solar System School recruits and supports excellent junior researchers, offering them training towards a PhD degree in physics at an international graduate school in a vibrant geo- and astrophysics research environment. [+]

International Max Planck Research School for Solar System Science at the University of Göttingen

The Solar System School recruits and supports excellent junior researchers, offering them training towards a PhD degree in physics at an international graduate school in a vibrant geo- and astrophysics research environment.

The Solar System School

The "International Max Planck Research School for Solar System Science at the University of Göttingen" (IMPRS, Solar System School) is a collaboration of the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research and the University of Göttingen offering an international PhD programme in physics.

The Solar System School is a research-oriented graduate programme hosted by the Max Planck Institute (MPS) on the Göttingen Campus in the center of Germany. In this unique environment, the IMPRS School is run jointly with the Institute for Astrophysics and the Institute of Geophysics. Junior researchers joining the doctoral programme will find that these institutes offer excellent facilities, internationally renowned researchers, and experienced teachers, and provide excellent conditions to specialize in the field of Solar System science.... [-]


PhD in Molecular Biology of Cells

University of Göttingen
Campus Full time 6 semesters October 2019 Germany Göttingen Hanover Brunswick Clausthal-Zellerfeld + 3 more

The doctoral program "Molecular Biology of Cells" is a member of the Göttingen Graduate School for Neurosciences, Biophysics, and Molecular Biosciences (GGNB). The research-oriented program is taught in English and open to students who hold a Master's degree (or equivalent) in the biosciences, chemistry, physics, medicine, or related fields. [+]

Ph.D. in Molecular Biology of Cells

The doctoral program "Molecular Biology of Cells" is a member of the Göttingen Graduate School for Neurosciences and Molecular Biosciences (GGNB). It is hosted by the Göttingen Center for Molecular Biosciences (GZMB) and is conducted jointly by the University of Göttingen, the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, the Max Planck Institute for Experimental Medicine, and the German Primate Center.The research-oriented program is taught in English and open to students who hold a Master's degree (or equivalent) in the biosciences, chemistry, physics, medicine, or related fields.The program accepts students from diverse areas of previous education who share an enthusiasm for studying cells. Training is aimed at achieving a comparative understanding of how cell fate and topology are determined, a critical sense of how to apply comprehensive genomic analysis tools, and the ability to set up and test conceptual models for cellular functions.... [-]


PhD in Microbiology and Biochemistry

University of Göttingen
Campus Full time 6 semesters October 2019 Germany Göttingen Hanover Brunswick Clausthal-Zellerfeld + 3 more

The doctoral program "Microbiology and Biochemistry" is a member of the Göttingen Graduate School for Neurosciences, Biophysics, and Molecular Biosciences (GGNB). The research-oriented program is taught in English and open to students who hold a Master's degree (or equivalent) in the biosciences, chemistry, physics, medicine, or related fields. [+]

Ph.D. in Microbiology and Biochemistry

The doctoral program "Microbiology and Biochemistry" is a member of the Göttingen Graduate School for Neurosciences and Molecular Biosciences (GGNB). It is hosted by the Göttingen Center for Molecular Biosciences (GZMB) and is conducted jointly by the University of Göttingen and the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry.The research-oriented program is taught in English and open to students who hold a Master's degree (or equivalent) in the biosciences, chemistry, physics, medicine, or related fields.The Microbiology and Biochemistry program accepts students who are interested in all problems of microbiology and biochemistry. Training is aimed at achieving a comparative understanding of microorganisms work at a molecular level and how they contribute to interactions in their natural environments; a critical sense of how to apply comprehensive genomic analysis tools, and an ability to set up and test conceptual models for molecular functions.... [-]


PhD in Mathematical Sciences

University of Göttingen
Campus Full time 6 semesters October 2019 Germany Göttingen Hanover Brunswick Clausthal-Zellerfeld + 3 more

The Göttingen math department offers excellent and manifold opportunities for pursuing a career towards a doctoral degree. Students are integrated into the international and inspiring environment of the department. The spectrum of possible Ph.D. research topics ranges from pure over applied mathematics to mathematical statistics. [+]

Description of Study Program

The Göttingen math department offers excellent and manifold opportunities for pursuing a career towards a doctoral degree. Students are integrated into the international and inspiring environment of the department. The spectrum of possible Ph.D. research topics ranges from pure over applied mathematics to mathematical statistics. Ph.D. projects may also be interdisciplinary, with close connections to other disciplines, such as mathematical physics or biophysics.

For more information about the various research topics of the Göttingen math department, please consult the faculty homepages. The Ph.D. program usually takes three years. During the entire program, doctoral candidates are students of the University of Göttingen. Aside from the research program, Ph.D. candidates are additionally required to attend lectures and seminars in order to broaden their knowledge and to acquire new skills. Ph.D. students are also expected to present their research results at international conferences and workshops.... [-]


PhD in Applied Statistics and Empirical Methods

University of Göttingen
Campus Full time 6 semesters October 2019 Germany Göttingen Hanover Brunswick Clausthal-Zellerfeld + 3 more

The Centre for Statistics offers an international and interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program in Applied Statistics and Empirical Methods at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen. [+]

Ph.D. Program Applied Statistics and Empirical Methods

The Centre for Statistics offers an international and interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program in Applied Statistics and Empirical Methods at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen.

The Ph.D. program is specially designed for:

Ph.D. students who are interested in a statistical or empirical Ph.D. project Ph.D. students who's supervisor is a member of the Centre for Statistics

Admission requirements:

sound knowledge of basic statistics and methodology (30 ECTS or equivalent; with 15 ECTS a conditional admission is possible) adequate skills in English language (language requirements) a Master or Diploma (or equivalent) in one of the following fields: agricultural sciences biosciences computer sciences economics forest sciences mathematics/statistics medicine/epidemiology physics psychology social sciences ... [-]

Ph.D. International Max Planck Research School for Neural Circuits

Max Planck Institute for Brain Research
Campus Full time 3 years October 2019 Germany Frankfurt

The International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) for Neural Circuits was established in 2011 and offers around ten fully-paid positions every year for talented students holding a relevant Masters or Bachelors as their highest degree to perform research resulting in a Ph.D. The program is taught in English. [+]

The International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) for Neural Circuits was established in 2011 and offers around ten fully-paid positions every year for talented students holding a relevant Masters or Bachelors as their highest degree to perform research resulting in a Ph.D. The program is taught in English.

We offer a multidisciplinary program to excellent doctoral students with backgrounds in neuroscience, mathematics, physics, computer science, (bio) chemistry, biology, and medicine as well as research experience in the participating institutions of the Frankfurt Neuroscience community. Students will participate in a tailor-made educational program including research rotations and neuroscience courses but also in training in transferable skills as well as retreats, conferences and summer schools and lecture series. A special fast-track option is offered to students with a Bachelor’s as their highest degree.... [-]