On standards or conventions specific to Germany's higher education system, which differs in structure and style from the systems in North America, Asia, or elsewhere in Europe.

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research statement for assistant professorship (W1, pure mathematics in Germany)

What should a research statement for an application for an assistant professorship (W1, Juniorprofessor) contain (pure mathematics in Germany)? How long should it be?
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GPA required to study in Germany and does the language matter [closed]

I graduated with a bachelor degree in IT and I want to apply for any information technology university in Germany. Would anyone know what is the minimal GPA for applying? Also, I know that it's free ...
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Professorship in the same university as graduated in Germany

I did my phd in a German university. I heard that it is not legally allowed to be professor in the same university. However, I see also some counterexamples in our field. Is this true? If so, why some ...
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Proposal for getting professorship position in German universities

It has bees several months that I am looking for a juniorprofessor position in German institutes. Basically there are just few opening which are far from my research interests. I have a good ...
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Junior professorship (W1) in Germany without full German proficiency

I am a Computer Science PhD student aiming for an Academic career. One of the options I am considering after I receive the degree is to apply for a W1 professor position in Germany (Junior professor). ...
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Do professors in Germany have other payment than their standard salary?

I checked the salary scale for a W3 professorship position in Germany. The annual income is about 75K Euro which seems pretty low for someone managing about 20 people. Is there any other payment ...
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What English expression resembles the German “Tutor”?

In Germany, it is common for students to hold “Tutor” positions, which entail a weekly teaching class (e.g., 90 minutes) and the correction of exercise sheets handed in by students. I would like to ...
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Post-doc Salary in Germany

I noticed that there are some significant variation in the salary of post-docs in Germany. The post-doc salary could be given in TVL13, TVL14, TVL15, and even TVL15U scales. This means that the net ...
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Website for professorship positions in Germany?

Is there any website for professorship positions in Germany? I find few websites, but they don't cover most of the universities. There are more up-to-date advertisements on the website of ...
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How long does it take for PhD scholarship from DAAD [closed]

One Germany university told me that they might offer me a PhD position. But they have no funding for me. They are applying for DAAD scholarship. They told me this a half month ago. However I asked ...
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How to ‘fill the gap’ between the end of one’s grant and handing in one’s thesis

I am a Ph.D. student in Germany. For the past three years I have been paid by a scholarship grant. (The source of this grant and the subject I’m in is not of relevance. Consider it natural sciences.) ...
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Is it practical to pursue AERO-MS in Europe?

I have an affinity for Germany, and I've heard a lot about the growing value of international experience, so I'm entertaining the possibility of applying for an MS at a German institution. However, ...
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Is it possible to be admitted to a masters in Germany with a 3-year bachelors from another country?

I am a Nepali citizen and I have completed a 3 year bachelors from my country. I am planning my masters degree in Germany. Can I directly start my masters or do I have to do some courses?
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What does the title “Burgerlijk ingenieur” in Belgium mean?

I finished the Master of Science and got my diploma in Belgium. Before obtaining my Masters, I did a Bachelor's in Architecture in Serbia. Altogether I studied six years (4+2). "The holder of this ...
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PhD Germany with British conversion MSc IT [closed]

I would like to relocate to Germany and obtain a PhD from a German University. I have a BSc(Hons) in Psychology, which is obtained from Edinburgh Napier University, and MSc in Information Technology ...
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Copyright – use of images to train algorithm

I am working on a university project about computer vision. Part of my work requires object recognition, for which I would use cascade classifiers. These cascade classifiers need to be “taught” what ...
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CV and PI for a Master in Germany

I recently finished Medical School and I'm interested in getting into a MSc program in Cognitive Neurosciences in Germany. Regarding my CV, what should I emphasize? I only have two articles in press ...
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Am I taking the Right steps at Switching from Geoinformatics Bsc to Information Technology Msc?

I am a Bsc degree holder in Geoinformatics from Nigeria intending to apply for Msc in Information Technology program in Germany, looking at the prerequisite its entirely a different ball game. So I ...
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Postdoc Funding for an American looking to do a postdoc in europe (in Theoretical Computer Science)

Hi I am doing a phd in theoretical computer science, and will be finishing this year and applying to postdocs for Fall 2016. I am an American, but for various reasons would like to study in Europe. ...
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Differences between German computer science doctorates

The faculties of some German universities offer a choice of doctoral degrees. For example, Technische Universität Darmstadt's Department of Computer Science allows candidates to apply for either a ...
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PhD in US university after German MSc

all. I am currently studying Electrical engineering in master course at one of good German universities. I would like to study in the US for my PhD course, but have some questions about the ...
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I found a mistake in my master thesis's code

I defended my master thesis couple months ago in a German Uni. It's a thesis in computer science. In my thesis I mainly implemented some machine learning methods and compared their performance. The ...
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How can I find out if someone really holds a doctoral degree?

We're currently interviewing candidates at my company and I'd like to verify if some of them really have the academic degrees they claim. One in particular claims a doctoral degree from a German ...
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Electronics Engineer Doing a Bachelor Thesis in Physics

I am an electronics engineering undergrad currently choosing a topic for my bachelor thesis. I have always been interested in physics in general, and in quantum mechanics in particular. To make ...
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How do I look up grant information of PIs in Germany?

I know NIH allows you to look up grant information of PIs in the United States. Is there a similar website in Germany (DFG?) that allows you to see grants information of PIs? Also if someone knows of ...
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PhD defense in germany: how do they decide for the final grade?

I am a PhD student in Germany (physics) and I will have my PhD defense in some months. I am not German. My thesis is mainly based on 2 PRL's and a paper not yet published (submitted to PRB). The ...
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Can I be admitted to a masters in the USA after 3-year bachelors in Germany?

I am an Indian citizen and Im planning to go for my bachelors to Germany. Since schooling in Germany is of 13 years , I'll study 1 year in India before going there. I wanted to ask that after ...
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Is there any special field in political science to study security issues?

In my country, students can follow a special field in political science which is about security issues (like Terrorist, Threats and opportunities) in Masters programmes. The graduated people can work ...
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What is the most elegant way to let the recruiting committee know what the applicant has done to make it to the interview?

I live in country "A" (in Europe) and, a couple of months ago, I bought a round trip flight ticket to the US, for family reasons (not tourism). A couple of weeks after I bought the ticket, I was ...
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Right time to start applying for PhD - Germany

I am a computer science student and am currently doing my Master Thesis in Germany. I am in the second month of the six month duration for the Master Thesis. I wish to pursue a PhD after Masters and I ...
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What are the most common prerequisites demanded by Promotionsausschüssen (German PhD boards)?

Reading the German universities' regulations on doctoral programs, one often comes to paragraphs about sanctions that can be demanded by the PhD board (Promotionsausschuss) as perquisites before they ...
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English Bachelor of Computer Science - Germany [closed]

I've googled so much for English Bachelor of Computer Science in Germany and I just found Jacobs University which teaches Computer Science in English. Though Germany is a place I would like to study, ...
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Costs of being an MS student in Germany

I am an open-minded Indian student and I will be going to Germany to join the University of Bonn for my masters in Computer Science. I have planned a monthly budget of € 830 including studentenwerk ...
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Max Planck Interviews? [closed]

Does anybody has previous experience with Max Planck institutes? Like in the application they say if short-listed, the candidate will be interviewed in a trip (that they pay for). If anybody have ...
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What does TV-L 13 (3/4) melt down to? [duplicate]

what is TVL 13 (3/4) worth? This is related to Germany salary distribution. I was wondering if this is tax is already deducted or from that salary you will also have deduct the taxes. I found some ...
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Are vacations counted for student research assistants in Germany?

I'm working as a student research assistant (HiWi) at a research group in a German university. My job is based on hours and it's mainly programming. In my contract I have to work 20 hours a month. ...
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Unsure of German PhD salary [duplicate]

I have been offered a phd position in Germany at 75% TVL-E13. It seems very difficult to get a precise figure for what this is in Euro. From a Google search I have figures for this position ranging ...
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Net salary for PhD in German university

I have an offer of a Mathematics PhD position at the rate of €28000 gross in a German university. The position is itself great, a really interesting topic, but obviously I need to compare the ...
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After what period of time does a PhD position count towards the two possible attempts in Germany?

I am not sure if this holds true everywhere, but here in Germany you only get two attemps at getting your PhD. I am currently wondering at which point it counts towards those two attempts. If I were ...
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German postdoc salaries (TV-L E14)

What does "TV-L (E14, 100% position)" mean in terms of gross and net pay? What lifestyle does this buy you in Berlin? This is in the context of a postdoc at a research institute.
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Is there a maximum duration for an MS in Germany, and are there allowances for medical leave?

Does someone here know how many years at the maximum one can take to finish MSc degree in Mathematics in Germany ? My friend enrolled for three semesters on regular basis but due to his mental ...
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Do I have the legal right to demand information on plagiarism of my work from another university?

A student of a German institute has translated my Russian thesis word by word to English and submitted it as her own work in 2014. I informed the university providing them with my work in Russian and ...
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What to do when professor is not responding to emails or calls and his action is required to commence a masters thesis?

I'm planning to start my master thesis soon. It will be an external thesis in a company. As this kind of thesis is not very common in German universities, I need to find a professor to supervise me ...
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How long does it take to get a reply to your PhD application email in Germany?

I am applying for PhD positions in Germany. Normally I need to send an email to the professors with a list of references, grades transcript, CV, master's thesis, etc. I want to know how long after ...
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Can someone continue her education in Germany if the first university degree is not recognized?

My sister is living in Saudi Arabia in a city that has very few limited education options for her. She has to stay there for certain circumstances and she can't leave for a different country. She has ...
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Translation of Dr. rer. nat. outside of Germany [duplicate]

Psychology at universities in Germany is either in the natural sciences or in philosophy, depending on the university. This affects the kind of academic title you get. People doing their doctoral ...
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Faculty hiring differences in Theoretical Computer Science between US and UK/Germany

I'm a PhD student in theoretical computer science in the US. This question contains some great answers on how to get a faculty job in Theoretical CS. I wonder whether there are some significant ...
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Worldwide Dissertation Database? or French, German, Italian ones?

Is there a global/worldwide database of dissertations? If not, how can I access French, German, Italian, etc. dissertations online?
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Stuctured vs Individual German doctoral program

I am looking for a Ph.D. in a German-speaking country in Europe. I am looking at some possible institutes for applying on Ph.D. program. Some offer "individual" and some "structured" doctoral ...
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Reputation of 1 Year Master's in Comp. Sc. in the UK

I'm currently studying for my Bachelor's degree in Computer Science in Germany. I've noticed that UK Master's programs, even at such prestigious universities as Oxford or Edinburgh, only offer 1 year ...