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Your doctorate in Jena

What is a doctorate? How do I start it? Why in Jena?
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We are pleased that you are interested in doing a doctorate in Jena! Once you have decided to do so, the Graduate Academy is glad to help you with your arrival in Germany, in Jena, and at Friedrich Schiller University.

Here, you will find general information on the doctorate, on different paths leading to it, on cooperative doctorates,  on the Jena guidelines for the doctorate as well as specifics on how to start it. In addition to this, you can find information on how it is to live in a young vibrant city like Jena.

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Basic information about a doctorate
Many roads may lead to your doctorate
Individual doctorate, structured PhD programmes, etc.
Application-oriented teaching
How can I do a doctorate in cooperation with universities of applied sciences?
Guardrails secure the ascent
Success factors and optimal conditions for the doctorate across all disciplines at Friedrich Schiller University Jena
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Information for PhD interested
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Jena offers an excellent scientific environment and is a lively, young city