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Best Universities for PHD Programs in Germany 2023

Number of institutions: 246
    • Oldenburg, Germany

    The Department of Computing Science at the University of Oldenburg meanwhile looks back on more than 35 years of education in all areas of computer and computing science. Oldenburg's internationally renowned energy research - not only in the field of energy informatics - has a history of more than 30 years, which is characterized by an interdisciplinary exchange with other university locations in Lower Saxony, Germany, and abroad and various scientific centers. The work in the subject area of "Intelligent Energy Systems" at the University of Oldenburg is among the top group.

    • Oldenburg, Germany
    • Stavanger, Norway

    The European Master in Migration and Intercultural Relations (EMMIR) is the first African-European-Asian Erasmus Mundus Master Course in migration studies and is jointly run by three African, four European, and two Asian partners, facilitated by a wider network of associate partners. EMMIR is a unique study programme focusing on migration through an intercultural approach, equipping students with profound theoretical and methodological skills in migration studies and encouraging them to conduct fieldwork primarily in African, Asian and European contexts. It is designed as a multidisciplinary two-year master’s programme (120 ECTS) that addresses important contemporary issues in a still emerging field of study.

    • Reutlingen, Germany

    In an international learning environment, we educate future leaders who will responsibly shape our global economy and society. ESB Business School is part of public, state-funded Reutlingen University and has been setting standards in the education and training of young leaders in international business administration and business engineering for forty years. Close to Stuttgart, ESB Business School is located in a prosperous region that is home to many global players e.g., in automotive or mechanical engineering.

    • Rotterdam, Netherlands
    • Bilbao, Spain
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    The European University of Post-Industrial Cities (UNIC) was established in 2020 with the aim of offering an inclusive education for a new generation of students. An alliance of 10 European universities based in post-industrial cities and funded by the European Commission, work hand-in-hand with city institutions to ensure that urban issues feed into teaching and research in a manner that is accessible and inclusive for all learners. The alliance is launching its first joint master degree in 2023 and is looking for students who will advance the post-industrial transformations of their cities and become highly-skilled graduates in new scientific disciplines that respond to the needs of the changing economy in Europe and around the world.

    • Fürth, Germany

    We are part of SRH, an education and health company that has been guiding people on their educational path for over 50 years. Everyone learns differently. Our task is therefore to provide personal support to each individual, enabling them to create the conditions for a successful life.

    • Poitiers, France
    • Iași, Romania
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    The European Campus of City-Universities (EC2U) is a multi-cultural and multi-lingual Alliance consisting of seven long-standing, education- and research-led, locally and globally engaged universities from four diverse regions of the European Union: the University of Coimbra, the University of Iași, the University of Jena, the University of Pavia, the University of Poitiers (Coordinator), the University of Salamanca and the University of Turku. The Alliance’s ambition is to develop an innovative space allowing mobility to flow freely between the seven universities and associated cities.

    • Barcelona, Spain
    • Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
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    A consortium of European Universities developed a new and innovative pan-European EUMaster4HPC program focusing on high-performance solutions. EUMaster4HPC brings together the major players in HPC education in Europe to train the next generation of highly skilled and talented HPC experts to drive the European digital transformation. EUMaster4HPC relies on innovative curriculum and teaching paradigms, academic excellence, world-class HPC experts, access to supercomputing centers, and strong industry support.

    • 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.