Ph.D. On Campus

Biological Diversity and Ecology

University of Göttingen

36 months
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The doctoral studies programme in Biological Diversity and Ecology from University of Göttingen, qualifies for scientific work in the areas of biodiversity and ecology in university and non-university research institutes.


The doctoral studies programme in Biological Diversity and Ecology from University of Göttingen leads to a Ph.D. or a doctorate.


The graduates of the doctoral studies programme will become the next generation of scientists at scientific institutes of research and teaching, such as universities, Max Planck Institutes, as well as regional and national laboratories and centres of research. 

Furthermore, they can work in executive positions with the administration and agencies concerned with the environment or nature conservation, as well as with national and international organisations in the areas of conservation or agronomy/forestry.

Programme Structure

Programme structure

  • The central object of the doctoral studies programme is the production of a dissertation.
  • Interdisciplinary or subject-related activities (courses, colloquiums, etc.)

Optional/recommended profiles

  • Main areas of study and research with the 19 professorships associated with the Göttingen Centre for Biodiversity and Ecology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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Academic requirements

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English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A university degree is a general prerequisite to qualify for admission to doctoral studies. Usually, a final grade point average of at least 2.5 on the German grading scale (which equals good or B+) or an examination graded "cum laude" is required.
  • If you earned your degree abroad, the PhD Commission of the faculty will decide on its recognition. The Commission will also check whether other proof of academic qualifications is required to meet the admission requirements for the doctoral procedure.
  • Find an academic supervisor
  • Clear out the financial aspects of your doctoral studies

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Living costs for Göttingen

730 - 1100 EUR /month
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Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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