This website is intended for researchers. For students, we recommend the we4you arrival website.

Service for international students interested in doctoral studies

We offer the following services for all international students interested in a doctorate at the TU Ilmenau:

  • We are the central contact person and advisor.

  • we provide information on our website and also personally - by e-mail, telephone or video call - on various relevant topics. Among other things:

    • Possibilities of doing a doctorate at the TU Ilmenau

    • application procedures

    • practical information about life

  • we do not offer: the mediation of doctoral candidates to our professors for the conclusion of supervision agreements - you have to contact them directly yourself!

Service for incoming international researchers and doctoral candidates

We offer the following services to all newly arrived international scientists and doctoral candidates:

  • Establishing contacts and language mediation - within and outside the university:

    • we put you in touch with the right contact persons

    • we help with language mediation - in German, English and French

  • we help you with the registration process at the university and in Ilmenau

  • we support you in many matters concerning life in Ilmenau and in family matters, such as finding and arranging day-care places or schools

  • for internal university use only, we can certify copies of documents on presentation of the originals

  • we organize socio-cultural events to get to know university members, peers, the campus, the city of Ilmenau and the surrounding area

  • we organise the annual reception for new doctoral students at the TU Ilmenau

  • we financially support the Graduate Center of the TU Ilmenau with seminars and workshops for doctoral students in English from the DAAD project Stibet Doktorand*innen.

Services for university members hosting international researchers

We are available to university members as central contact persons with the following services:

  • general support and information for the inviting as well as the invited persons on all topics listed on our pages

  • Issuing of invitation letters (signed by the International Office) for the application of entry visas for your guests

  • Support of your guests with all administrative, internal university procedures and also with authorities outside the university

  • through the DAAD project Stibet Doktorand*innen we annually advertise so-called "teaching and research assistantships" for international doctoral candidates

    • Professors can submit applications for their suitable doctoral candidates after the respective announcement (which we send to them by e-mail).

    • successful candidates can then be employed as teaching or research assistants for a limited period of time as research assistants to the professors.

    • The financial means for this come from the DAAD project and are provided by the German Foreign Office.