You are interested in Ph.D.programs at Goethe University Frankfurt?

Goethe University Frankfurt is one of the leading research universities in Germany and particularly committed to promote young scientists in their academic career by offering a series of excellent Ph.D.-programs, either by way of traditional doctorates or by interdisciplinary international research programs Make your choice:

  • Doctorates the liberal traditional way
    There is usually no binding curriculum that needs to be completed during doctoral studies. Working out a doctoral thesis or dissertation is the core element of the doctorate. The thesis is an independent research work produced by the doctoral student with the academic supervision of the Doktorvater/Doktormutter.
  • Doctoral programs: Graduate Academy GRADE, Graduate Schools, Doctoral Colleges
    These institutions offer structured doctoral programs of high academic standard, with support facilities, international focus, and frequently involve joint research projects. They also offer a variety of advanced training seminars for the professional development.
  • International Postgraduate Programs (IPP)
    is a network of postgraduate programs offered in a wide range of disciplines and subjects at centres of scientific excellence.

Goethe Welcome Centre offers comprehensive support and services for PhD candidates at Goethe University. 

General information on doctoral programs in Germany is available at:

For any help you may require, please do not hesitate to contact the International Office.