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Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Andreas Mitschele-Thiel

Head of School

Phone +49 3677 69-2819

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Application for doctoral program

Successful applicants to the doctoral program typically hold a Master or University Diploma degree in one of the following fields:

  • Computer Science,
  • Computer Engineering,
  • Electrical Engineering or
  • any related field of Engineering.

We expect proficiency in the English language including conversational, reading as well as academic writing skills. German is not strictly needed for the School. However, basic German helps you to get around. Experience in the field of mobile communications as well as in academic and scientific working is an advantage.

Your application

Your successful application to the School should include the following:

  • your CV,
  • the certificates of all relevant college and university degrees in English or German,
  • the transcripts including all courses for your degrees in English or German,
  • a short motivation statement for your application, including the preferred topic of your doctoral studies (see our research topics here),
  • an indication if you have been granted a scholarship or similar to cover your cost, i.e. by any external source, e.g. DAAD, national institution, or if you have applied for this,
  • reference to three of your academic advisors, including institution, postal address, phone, FAX, web and email addresses,
  • a certificate of your English language skills, e.g. TOEFL or the Abitur transcript for Germans.

There are no strict formal thresholds, e.g. for CGPA or English certificates. However, the higher your standing, the better will be your chance of getting accepted.

Please send us your complete application by email in PDF format. For questions related to your application you may also contact our Administrative Staff.

We try to process all complete applications within two months. If you don´t receive an answer from us within this time, your application could not be considered.