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Doctorate

You can do a doctorate at the Universität zu Lübeck in all the branches of study on offer. The minimum requirements include a degree with a "good" or "very good" grade that is equivalent to a German scientific degree. For foreign applicants this means that they should generally have completed a two year Master's course which includes a research orientated Master's paper with a "good" or "very good" grade.

Generally in Germany a doctorate is regarded as an individual research project. For this you are required to find a professorinterested in your research theme who acts as a PhD supervisor and is prepared to oversee your doctorate. Completion of the doctorate requires between 3 - 5 years depending on the branch of study.

The faculties and institutes of the Universität zu Lübeck provide information about the research interests of their professors:

Faculty of Medicine

Faculty of Technology and Sciences

The so-called Graduates' Colleges represent a special form of doctoral candidate support. These colleges are temporary establishments set up by the higher education institutions to promote up-and-coming academics. They are supported and financed by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation - DFG). They are each orientated to one inter-disciplinary topic and aim to supplement the traditional system of individual support of the doctoral candidates.

In these colleges the doctoral candidates can draw up their dissertation within a group of scientists. The selection of the scholarship holders is carried out by the respective colleges.

The Graduate School for Computing in Medicine and Life Sciences was established in 2007 within the framework of the Excellence Initiative of the German federal and state governments. It aims to integrate medicine, computer science and life sciences through structured international doctoral education rooted in a strong research foundation.