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Questions about the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree, including requirements such as dissertations and university programs leading to a Ph.D.

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, there may be an opening for a PhD student position (it's not really called like that, by the way) coming from that funding. …
answered Mar 25 '15 by DCTLib
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unlikely to get the cheaper health insurance as a PhD student as well. Depending on the state in which you do your PhD, you may or may not be allowed to enroll as a PhD student, so you may lose benefits … PhD studies are funded. However, being subject to taxation and full-fee health insurance is not necessarily bad, as if you manage to find a 100% paid scientific employee position (which is not uncommon …
answered Jul 31 '14 by DCTLib
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Good PhD Advisors(tm) would first of all talk to the student about the issue. Large-scale depressions need to be properly treated and respected. The important thing is to find out if it is the … academic work that causes the depressions and to take counter-measures if it is. Now if the depression lasts, is properly treated and puts obtaining the PhD at >90% risk of failure and all possible …
answered Jan 22 '15 by DCTLib
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PhD admission committees look for evidence of your ability to successfully complete the PhD program. Published papers can be a big hint that the answer is "yes". Unless it can be argued that the …
answered Oct 7 '14 by DCTLib
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financed your PhD studies (right?) and there is the implicit cultural academic norm to "pay this back", i.e., to help the future generation of PhD students to get funding. Normally, this happens due … to grant writing during the PhD studies, while in your case, the request happened afterwards. At the same time, you advisor cannot give your former paper to someone else to finish it and publish the …
answered Jun 19 by DCTLib
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As flo said, it totally depends on the university. In principle, you can become PhD student at any German university if you Have someone eligible (normally a professor in the department) who … declares that she/he will supervise you, and You meet the requirements from the examination regulations for the PhD. In the majority of cases, the examination regulations can be found on the web. Many …
answered Oct 28 '14 by DCTLib
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It is unlikely that a journal will publish a paper if one of its authors states that it should not be published at this point (for various reasons). However, it would also be more than questionable fo …
answered Nov 18 '15 by DCTLib
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Doing a PhD in the German-speaking part of the world works a bit differently. Typically, you would find an advisor that has project funding or the like and is willing to hire you as a "scientific … employee". Being admitted to the PhD studies itself is most often not that difficult once you have an advisor - there are formal requirements, for sure. But with a Master degree from a "proper university …
answered Feb 19 '14 by DCTLib