Ph.D. On Campus

Mathematical Sciences

University of Göttingen

36 months
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 The spectrum of possible Ph.D research topics ranges from pure over applied mathematics to mathematical statistics. Ph.D projects may also be interdisciplinary, with close connections to other disciplines, such as mathematical physics or biophysics on the Mathematical Sciences programme from University of Göttingen.


The Göttingen math department offers excellent and manifold opportunities for pursuing a career towards a doctoral degree. Students are integrated into the international and inspiring environment of the department.


The Ph.D Mathematical Sciences programme from University of Göttingen usually takes three years. During the entire program, doctoral candidates are students of the University of Göttingen. 

Aside from the research program, Ph.D candidates are additionally required to attend lectures and seminars in order to broaden their knowledge and to acquire new skills. Ph.D students are also expected to present their research results at international conferences and workshops.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Ph.D students are integrated into the research activities of up to two research groups. Ph.D students are guided through their program by a thesis committee (comprised of three faculty members) for quality insurance.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

PhD students can enroll throughout the year.




On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Master's degree with very good grades in the natural sciences or mathematics, including a Master's thesis with a minimum duration of six months.
  • English proficiency 
  • Optional: references
  • Screening
  • Presentation

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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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