Doctoral Programmes

PhD Programmes

In contrast to the individual doctorate, you can do your doctorate at BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg in an internationally oriented English-language doctoral programme (PhD programme).

Upon acceptance as a PhD student, you will already be integrated into a research network that provides optimal conditions for professional exchange. The professional and interdisciplinary qualification in the PhD programmes is secured by a doctoral curriculum with modularized courses amounting to 30 ECTS.

Admission to the PhD programmes is applied for by submitting an application to the respective program director via the PhD program coordinator. The PhD phase begins with the semester of admission.

Information on admission requirements, necessary application documents and the curriculum can be found on the websites of the respective PhD programmes:

In addition, temporary structured doctoral programmes are offered through the clusters of the BTU Graduate Research School or our Research Training Groups.