Doctorate in a Structured Doctoral Program

Doctoral programs offer the opportunity to do a doctorate in an interdisciplinary research environment and within the framework of a structured qualification and supervision concept. Doctoral programs focus on the qualification of early career researchers in promising research topics as well as on the support of their personal career development and scientific independence. In addition, doctoral programs promote early networking, internationalization, and interdisciplinary cooperation of early career researchers.

At KIT, young scientists can do research and further qualify themselves in different types of ▶ doctoral programs. These differ primarily in the breadth of topics they offer and their size. In addition to graduate schools and research training groups, KIT hosts various other doctoral programs. While research training groups and doctoral research groups have a thematic focus, graduate schools cover a broader field of science.

If you are doing your doctorate within a structured doctoral program, you are generally being financed by an employment contract or a doctoral scholarship of the respective program. The specific programs all have their own prerequisites. Information on the selection procedures and application deadlines can be obtained directly from the doctoral programs.