Forest Sciences and Forest Ecology, Ph.D.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    Free
    Tuition (Year)
    Free
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language

About

Following departments participate in the programme:

Bioclimatology; Remote Sensing and Forest Inventory; Forest Botany and Tree Physiology; Forest Genetics and Forest Tree Breeding; Forest Policy and Forest History; Forest Work Science and Process Technology; Forest Economics; Forest Biometrics, Ecoinformatics and Forest Growth; Forest Zoology and Forest Conservation, Wood Biology and Wood Products, Wood Chemistry and Wood Technology, Nature Conservation and Landscape management, Silviculture of the temperate zones, Tropical silviculture and forest ecology, Ecopedology of the temperate zones, Ecopedology of the tropics and subtropics, Technical Mycology, Molecular Wood Biotechnology

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • Project Type Open
  • Educational Form Academic

Programme Structure

Organisation of the study

Students have to obtain at least 18 credits. Main focus lies on writing the doctoral thesis.

Professional opportunities

Public and private forest enterprises, wood industry, universities and research institutes

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score: 550

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score: 80

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

  • A certificate of the academic degree in the form of an authenticated copy or authenticated German or English translation (if the original is written in a language other than German or English)
  • A resume giving information on the date and place of birth, citizenship and scientific career of the applicant
  • If necessary proof of sufficient skills in either English or German 
  • A description of the projected topic of the dissertation (3 pages maximum)
  • If applicable a list of scientific publications or other verifications of qualification


Tuition Fee Per Year

  • Free International
  • Free EU/EEA


Funding

Usually, the research group or department provides funding to their doctoral students in the form of either an employment contract or a scholarship (approx. monthly amount of scholarship or net salary: 1100-1400 EUR).

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