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Geography, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #101 (ARWU) Göttingen, Germany
The PhD programme Geography at Georg-August-Universität Göttingen is based on a research focus on "Resource Analysis and Assessment of the Geosphere" in the context of geographical research on human-environment relations. The doctoral students benefit from a number of international collaborative projects in which the Institute of Geography participates.
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Overview

  • The general theme associates process mapping and modelling, creation of material balances (water, air, sediment, carbon, nitrogen and pollutants), the reconstruction of past environmental conditions and the analysis and modelling of the consequences of the use of interventions in biogeochemical cycles.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

  • The social science methodology is included in the context of human ecology, political ecology, and institutional analysis and resource use conflicts.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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General Requirements

  • You must have a Master‘s Degree or a proof of equivalent academic achievement. Usually, a final gradepoint average of at least 2.5 on the German grading scale (which equals good or B+) is required.

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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