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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Are there scholarships for a physics PhD in Germany that don't consider income?

I'm searching for scholarships for a physics PhD in Germany. I will have a (part time) contract by the institute in which I'm doing the PhD and receive a monthly income. Now, the only scholarships I ...
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When are reference letters requested during applications for a professorship (W1/W2/W3) in Germany?

When applying for a professorship (W1/W2/W3) in Germany one always has to list three and sometimes more previous employers/supervisors who are willing to write a reference letter. At which stage of ...
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Part-Time PhD in Germany

I want to apply for a part-time (65% week hours) PhD position in Germany. The duration of the PhD is 3 years. Actually I don't understand why some positions are full-time and some part-time, while ...
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Masters in Germany in Engineering

I am new here and am trying to find some answers. I have finished my BEng Hons in Mechanical and PowerPlant Systems from UK. During my studies I had to go through grievance and the depression for 2 ...
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How to apply for a research funding for companies?

I recently graduated from PhD and right now I am working in a consulting company. My manager asked me to write a proposal to get public funding to do research. The topic is computer science and ...
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What is the difference between Hochschule (University of Applied Sciences) and University/Technical University especially for Master Degrees?

I am really confused the difference between Hochschule (University of Applied Sciences) and University/Technical University especially for Master Degrees. What is the main difference and features? ...
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Why would a professor assign more grades to a presentation than a report in a software engineering subject? [closed]

I am doing my master's in Software Engineering at a German university. I had been told that the seminar presentation influences the final grade more than the contents of the seminar paper. But the ...
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Wearing a suit for a presentation and meeting with potential postdoc supervisor in Germany

I'm visiting a German university (in one of the big cities) for a couple of days for the purpose of discussing a postdoc for myself. I work in maths. I'm supposed to give a talk on one day for a ...
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Using pictures of 16th–18th century paintings in PhD dissertation?

Can someone please help me get an insight into the use of images, specifically paintings from the 16th to 18th century that reside in churches, museums, etc., and how can one use them in a PhD ...
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Career path to professor with an engineering background in Germany [closed]

I am in the final year of my master in mechatronics engineering in Germany, and I want to work as a researcher or a professor in a university since i believe a professor/researcher has more freedom ...
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Is it possible to complete the last year of a German Diplom in another university if ineligible in original university?

I have a friend who was studying civil engineering in Dresden, Germany. He somehow got a very... VERY bad case of electronic addiction (he would just play online games and only procrastinate) and he ...
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Apply for PhD with low undergrad GPA and good grad GPA [duplicate]

i have poor ungrad GPA (2 of 4), and good grad GPA (3.88 of 4) What are my chances if I apply for PhD study at Germany? B.Sc pure mathematics M.Sc financial mathematics (i love it)
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Does it make sense for the professor to write a recommendation letter that is directly readable by the student?

It seems that US universities usually provide a link to the professor of the applicant, and let him/her directly upload the recommendation letter to that link, meaning that the student would have no ...
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Do german professors like to be called “Herr X”?

I am a German student at a German university. I and everyone I know usually addresses my professors with "Herr Lastname" or "Frau Lastname". Sometimes I wonder whether they would prefer if I addressed ...
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Master in Germany after 3 years bachelor degree [duplicate]

I've completed my 3 years bachelor degree in B.Sc.Hons in Computing from Nepal affiliated to London Metropolitan University and i am planning to do Ms in Germany. Am i eligible to enroll directly in ...
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If boss is my PhD supervisor, is a wage negotiation inadequate?

I got the offer to do a PhD at an university while being employed at a company. In that scenario, my boss is also my supervisor. Is it inadequate to start negotiations about my wage I get from the ...
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Enquiring PI about post-acceptance process of admission (PhD, Germany)

Recently I have been offered a PhD position from one of the research institutes in Germany. The PI told me that he has prepared the acceptance/contract draft and sent it to the HR department who are ...
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What does it mean when a professor says that he'll pay me as a 'mission' for an internship?

I applied for and got selected for a summer internship at a renowned research lab in Germany. The professor says they will try to fund all my expenses, but will pay me as a 'mission'. What does this ...
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How to counteract poor academic instruction and demanding workload at German university?

I am an undergraduate student at a university in Germany. I already hold a bachelor's degree in an unrelated field from a university abroad, and I also have a solid secondary school background with ...
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Do German universities have “ethics boards”?

In many questions on this site, I see the suggestion to contact one's university's "ethics board" (or "ethics committee" or similar) to decide in the case of disputes related to research or general ...
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Completing German master's programs in less than allotted time

I'm considering applying to master's programs in mathematics over in Germany (e.g. Bonn, Berlin Mathematical School). The stated time for these programs is two years. Should I get accepted and ...
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Transfer of credit (masters) in Germany?

Is it possible to transfer credit (masters) in Germany? I have completed half of my credits in a German university. Now I want to transfer to other university. Is it possible?
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Is it possible to continue a PhD program in a different university (PhD transfer)

I am a final year PhD student in a EU country (in bologna). I have already completed my MSc and Advanced studies diploma (MPhil eq.). I am self-funding my project and I am doing research since 2013. ...
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W2 Positions in Germany after Postdocs elsewhere

I am currently a research fellow in Europe and am possibly interested in permanent positions in Germany. I can find resources about how one climbs through the ranks in Germany from W1 to W2 or from ...
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Habilitation in Germany as a nonresident

I am a young scholar about to complete my PhD. in Finance from an Asian country. I am interested to know whether it is possible to pursue Habilitation from Germany (or any other European country) ...
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Visa interview: Will you return to your home country after your studies?

Why almost all students answer 'Yes' to this question? Is this a must for student visa? I have applied to student visa from Iran to study master degree in Germany. I want to pursue PhD (may be in ...
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Math tutor is evading or giving wrong answers

I am a student in a german technical college. We have several tutors for our various math subjects. One of those tutors is not a student but an employee of the college. He offers an open hour where ...
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Do I own the copyright to my Master's thesis? or does it belong to my university?

I am just done with my Masters degree in one of the universities in Germany. I am wondering if I can make my Master's thesis open for public to download and read. I am not talking about submitting ...
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My university is listed on Anabin as H+ but my degree is not listed. Should I worry about this?

I'm planning to do my MSc in Germany and found that in order to apply a master program in Germany, I should check my undergraduate degree is whether acceptable(H+) or not(H-) via Anabin database. The ...
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Is it good to compare universities in motivation letter for student visa?

I'm a computer science student from Iran. I'm applying for student visa to study master in Germany. Germany's embassy requires students to write a motivation letter in visa process. For the ...
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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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In Germany, is it possible to get a professorship in the same university where you earned a PhD?

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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Is it possible to write a proposal to get a junior professor position in Germany, when existing openings seem far from my research interests?

It has been several months that I am looking for a juniorprofessor position in German institutes. Basically there are just a 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 universities,...
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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, I'...
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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 ...