You want to do your PhD at Goethe University? We will support you!

Congratulations, you are looking forward to doing your PhD at Goethe University Frankfurt!

To ease your start with all the formalities and to answer your questions, we would like to explain to you in 3 easy steps how to proceed from here on.

Any questions remaining? Please do not hesitate to contact our colleagues from the Open Office Hours Team.

> Step 1

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Doctorate at Goethe University

You have decided to do your PhD at Goethy Universiy Frankfurt. Which formal requirements do you have to fulfill and what are the regulations to get admitted as a doctoral candidate?

> Step 2

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Finding a supervisor

Once you have decided to complete a doctorate at Goethe University and have gained insight into the subject area as well as your own research interests in that field, the most crucial step to take is finding a supervisor who is willing to guide and supervise you in your doctoral work.

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Get started

You have completed the first steps to ensure that the start into your doctorate will be smooth. Now you can begin to work on your doctoral project.

The GRADE Starter Kit

Information for (prospective) Doctoral Candidates:
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You have just started with your Doctoral Studies at Goethe University? Or you are interested in pursuing a PhD from Goethe University? You are looking for basic information about doing you doctorate and would like to get help with finding financial resources for your project?

Information about the Doctoral Studies as well as information on how to finance your PhD are availble in the GRADE starter kit.

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Financial Support for PhDs | Open PhD & Postdoc Positions

Calls for financial support & prizes

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Open positions for PhDs & Postdocs

Currently we have 2 open positions advertised at the UFZ Leipzig

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