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Forest Sciences and Forest Ecology, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #101 (ARWU) Göttingen, Germany
Students deepen and broaden their scientific knowledge in forest sciences and forest ecology. The PhD Degree in Forest Sciences and Forest Ecology is offered by Georg-August-Universität Göttingen.
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Overview

Following departments participate in the Forest Sciences and Forest Ecology PHD programme at  Georg-August-Universität Göttingen:

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

Professional opportunities

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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • The programme consists of following modules: research methods, subject-specific knowledge extension, interdisciplinary topics, PhD colloquium and key qualifications

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General 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

  • International

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Göttingen

  • 730 - 1100 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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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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