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Best Universities for PHD Programs in Germany 2023

Number of institutions: 239
    • Ulm, Germany

    Ulm University is a leading centre of learning, teaching, research and transfer. Since its foundation in 1967 as a university “under one roof”, it has impressively developed into a lively international hub for innovation and knowledge.

    • Berlin, Germany

    FUBiS is an intensive, academic program of Freie Universität Berlin through which students can earn credits that may be counted towards their degrees at their home institutions. FUBiS sessions run for 3 to 6 weeks and take place both in summer and winter.

    • Heide, Germany

    This program is only available as a second part of the Dual Degree Program after students. is only available via our highly accredited University...

    • Hamburg, Germany

    Kühne Logistics University – Wissenschaftliche Hochschule für Logistik und Unternehmensführung (KLU) – is a private university located in Hamburg’s HafenCity. KLU is one of very few private universities in Germany entitled to confer their own PhDs. The independent, state-certified university’s major research areas are Sustainability, Digital Transformation and Value Creation in the fields of Transport, Global Logistics, and Supply Chain Management. 2020 KLU celebrates its 10th anniversary under the motto "10 years of award-winning teaching and research".

    • Eltville, Germany

    As an affiliated institute of the University of Regensburg, the IRE|BS Real Estate Academy is committed to the highest quality and is an international leader in university and part-time education for real estate professionals. For over three decades, we have remained constantly one step ahead of the requirements for real estate qualifications.

    • Fulda, Germany

    The university offers a wide range of academic and professional education with a particular focus on "health, nutrition, and food". Numerous research and development projects are undertaken with private businesses and industries. Fulda University cooperates with ca. 100 universities around the world. The number of international programs is growing continuously: Bachelor such as "International Business and Management", "Science and Engineering" or "International Health Sciences" as well as Master´s programs like "International Management", "Intercultural Communication and European Studies", "International Food Business and Consumer Studies" or "Global Software Development" are partly or entirely taught in English.

    • Potsdam, Germany

    This program is only available as a second part of the Dual Degree Program after students. is only available via our highly accredited University...

    • Munich, Germany

    Welcome to HM Hochschule München University of Applied Sciences! Each year, more than 2,500 international students and researchers join our talented academic community in one of Germany’s most beautiful, historic, and high-tech cities. We offer the best possible support to help you feel at home in Germany, in Munich, and at our university.

    • Dortmund, Germany
    • Frankfurt, Germany
    • + 5 more

    The International School of Management (ISM) ranks among Germany’s leading private business schools. Founded in 1990, the ISM has seven campuses in Dortmund, Frankfurt am Main, Munich, Hamburg, Cologne, Stuttgart and Berlin and is home to over 3850 students. Internationality, strong practical orientation and a personal learning atmosphere are just as much a part of ISM's success story as the teaching of professional skills and the intensive training of soft skills. This includes not only exciting practical projects, case studies and internships, but also the close interaction with lecturers from the business world. These success factors are reflected in all of ISM's Bachelor, Master and MBA programs.

    • Munich, Germany

    The Munich Medical Research School (MMRS) is a central institution of the LMU's Medical Faculty. It is designed as an umbrella structure spanning all doctoral studies (regular doctoral theses and structured Ph.D. programs) in the areas of human medicine, dental medicine, human biology and the life sciences.

    • Berlin, Germany

    CODE is an international and inclusive learning environment that attracts digital pioneers from all over the world and empowers them to live up to their full potential. As a community, we stimulate transformative innovation by fostering creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, and curiosity-driven learning.

    • Berlin, Germany

    The Sigmund Freud Private University (SFU) is a private university accredited under Austrian law since 2005 with branches in Vienna, Linz, Paris, Berlin, Milano and Ljubljana.

    • Berlin, Germany

    Catalyst is a creative arts and technology learning institute based at the extraordinary Funkhaus in Berlin. Our courses span electronic music production and performance, audio and music production, sound engineering, film production, filmmaking, visual effects, and acting. They range from 4-week summer courses for beginners through to bachelor's and master's degree level courses validated by our UK university partner.

    • London, United Kingdom
    • Berlin, Germany
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    MetFilm School is a leading film, television, and online media school offering undergraduate, postgraduate, and short courses across various craft areas. The School has campuses in London, Leeds, and Berlin.

    • Vallendar, Germany
    • Düsseldorf, Germany

    WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management is the #1 German Business School for degree programs. Accredited by EQUIS, AACSB, and FIBAA, WHU offers academic programs as well as education for executives, following four core values with courage and commitment: community, cosmopoliteness, entrepreneurship, and excellence. Despite COVID-19, WHU is ready to grow and planning ahead.