Programme for Environmental Informatics - PEI, PhD

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Year)
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding


Under the umbrella of environmental informatics, the transfer of knowledge about biological, ecological and environmental systems and the system-orientated integration of such will be improved and promoted using modern methods and technology. This important integrative approach at the system level is effective due to the efficient academic and education-related measures set up with the establishment of the MSc and PhD programmes in environmental informatics and their embedment in GAUSS and in the research landscape Göttingen. The excellent biological, ecosystemic, environmental and mathematical research in Göttingen requires the establishment of a corresponding integrated Master and PhD programme in environmental informatics, from which important innovative scientific impulses and contributions can be expected.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Lead by the Faculty for Mathematics and Computer Science in cooperation with the three Faculties of Forest Sciences and Forest Ecology, Biology, and Geosciences and Geography, the Programme in Environmental Informatics (PEI) is a part of the "Georg-August University School of Science"(acronym: GAUSS) and the "Göttingen Graduate School of Terrestrial Ecosystems" (acronym GGTE; presently in the process of being set up).

The GGTE was called upon to submit an application to the German government's excellence initiative for universities, Funding Line I "

  • German and English recommended
  • Accepted graduation (M.Sc. level) in computer science, mathematics or in a scientific discipline related to the life sciences. A topic should be chosen and a consent of supervision should be given by a member of the PEI board of supervisors. A thesis committee should be specified.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • Free International
  • Free EU/EEA


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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