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PhD / Doctorate

Receiving a doctor's degree usually needs min. 2 years. TU Ilmenau is just offering individual doctoral programs, in which students are doing research on a special scientific theme on their own. They do get the support of a professor or a research group, but our university does not offer structured PhD programs.

In case your previous study program does not fit who completely into the research area, you might have to visit some lectures as well. But this will be decided from your supervisor.



To become a PhD students it is mandatory to successfully complete a Master degree or a comparable degree.

In case your degree does not fit fully into a German Master degree it might be necessary to visit some adaption classes. But this will be decided on each individual case as well and we will tell you at the beginning of your doctorate.

At TU Ilmenau it is possible to do your PhD in German or English.