Questions about higher education and academic institutes in Germany. Use this tag alongside other tags to mention that your question is related to this country.

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Can I enroll in just the second year of a master's degree program in Germany?

In the french academic system, master's programs last for 2 years and one can start from the second year (if he/she fulfills the academic requirements, such as having already studied the first year or ...
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What is considered a good GPA for studies in Germany

Coming from a different schooling/grading system, I have very little feeling about what actually is considered a good grade for studies in Germany. Here the passing grades are given in the range of ...
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Academic Hiring Process and Practices for Junior Professors in Germany

I am being considered for a job in Germany (W1 junior-professorship) and I was hoping to get some insights regarding the process as I come from the US system and am unfamiliar with how things work in ...
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Are Masters degrees from German universities of applied sciences (Fachhochschulen) eligible for PhD?

Are Masters degrees from German universities of applied sciences (Fachhochschulen) eligible for PhD? If I do a Masters in any of the German universities of applied sciences (Fachhochschulen), would I ...
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Safely negotiate a salary for a PhD offer - Germany

I have recently received an offer from a group which pursues topics I find very motivating and whose equipment is above average for my field. The salary offered is 50% of the German TV-L E13 salary, ...
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Applying for Phd studies in Germany or Switzerland?

Currently I am in the last semester of my Master studies in computer science in Germany. I am further contemplating about the possibility of applying for Phd position somewhere in Germany, ...
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Do 90% of all German Chemistry graduates start a PhD?

Can someone corroborate the fact above? If it's true, how did it come to such a high number, do they have some slots reserved, or is it easy to enter German PhD programs? Would it also be easy for ...
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Non-EU PhD title in Germany

I am a German PhD student in South America and am worried about whether my PhD title will be accepted in Germany (as Dr.) and internationally in general. If you successfully complete a PhD in the EU, ...
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PhD in Germany after Bachelors

Recently I have received an offer for PhD studentship in Biology from a lab in Germany. I have completed my Bachelors degree and I have solid 2 years of research experience with 3 peer reviewed ...
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What does it mean by “Restricted Admission” in German Universities?

While browsing through the web-sites of various German universities I have come across the term "Restricted Admission". What does it actually mean? Do German universities discriminate students on the ...
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Convert UK Bachelor Degree Grades to German Grade Scale [duplicate]

I have a Bachelor of Business Administration in Information Systems (3rd Class Honors) form a UK University. My Transcript states as follows. Course Name Marks Cats BUS 40 12 ...
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International master programm in Physic at university of Rostock

I am a physic student from Jordan, few days ago i got an admission to do my master in physics at university of Rostock, Germany. Am I able to get a PhD position from other university when I finish my ...
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How difficult is it to get a paid PhD studentship in physics in Germany?

I would like to ask about the possibility of getting a paid PhD position in Germany. I am going to defend my thesis in Physics after a few days and I am thinking of applying for a PhD. My ...
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How to address a Dr. des.?

How do you address a Dr. des. (Doctor designatus), for example in e-mails? Dr. John Doe Dr. des. John Doe John Doe …?
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Why are the German professors addressed as Prof. Dr. XXX?

I notice that in Germany, basically all the professors are addressed as Prof. Dr. XXX, say Prof. Dr. Mueller. However, in other parts of the world, only Prof. would be sufficient, since a ...
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What is a “TV-L 13” position?

I just received a PhD invitation letter from a German University which mentions that my remuneration will be 2/3 of full TV-L 13 position. I do not know what a TV-L 13 position is (Google is of no ...
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Is a German Hochschule able to offer a Ph.D.?

Can German Hochschule offer a Ph.D.? I know that some of them can't, but does this apply to any hochschule or does it differ from one to another?
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Moving to Europe and seeking research assistant work after undergrad / masters - best approaches?

I have just finished an honours degree in Psychological science in Australia - this is a 3 year bachelors with an additional selective entry 4th year involving 50% coursework and research. In ...
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Choosing a title to hold upon completion of a doctoral degree: “Dr.” vs. “Ph.D.” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: EU Ph.D. in Germany: Calling yourself “Dr.” or “Ph.D.” I'm asking this question in relation to my doctoral studies in Germany. However, my ...
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EU Ph.D. in Germany: Calling yourself “Dr.” or “Ph.D.”

My question is about using a Ph.D. title/grade from an EU University in Germany. Germany recognizes (properly obtained) Ph.D.s from other EU countries. People with an EU Ph.D. are allowed to use the ...
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Ph.D. in UK/Ireland as “Dipl.-Ing.” from Germany

Is it feasible for an engineering student from Germany to get into a Ph.D. program in the UK/Ireland? Specifically, what should one keep in mind/try to accomplish in the last two years before ...
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What's the net income of a W1/W2 german professor?

I've seen a job announcement where the salary was said to be comparable to the assistant/associate professor level W1/W2 in the German system, and I was wondering how much it would exactly make in ...