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Choosing a PhD course is the first declaration you make that says you have chosen an academic career path. It is at this stage that the intensity of your studies picks up and you have moved from 'studying' to 'working'. Your main focus switches from learning about a field to researching it, pushing its boundaries, trying to uncover something new. This, of course, introduces a whole new level of challenges to your work but also makes it all the more stimulating. Doing your PhD gives you an insight into the academic world and can help you decide whether you are interested in pursuing career options at universities, in research or whether the researcher's life is just not for you. No matter what realisations it leads to, a PhD is an invaluable life experience that is a must for any burgeoning academic.

There are a number of options open to you when it comes to PhDs. Although it may seem more comfortable to stay at a university to continue your studies, it is important to remember that conducting research is also possible in industry. Finding the right PhD vacancy can seem tricky but luckily academics.com lists some of the most exciting opportunities in all kinds of research fields and it is always a good idea to use these pages as your base to see a good range of what is on offer. It is easy to forget that you have the option to choose between options that give you all sorts of different pros and cons and it is a great idea to think about whether you are passionate about fundamental research, would rather go into the applied sciences, would like to complete your doctorate while working in industry or the traditional doctorate is the best model for you.

Germany is quickly becoming the home of outstanding research in Europe and here is where academics.com excels. Although it may be intimidating to move to a new country for your PhD, working in Germany is definitely an option you should consider. The research landscape is one which is constantly evolving and embracing all types of new fields and interdisciplinary research. It is also home to a great number of the world's leading R&D companies. You can read about these options on our PhD pages so you have a guide to the possibilities open to you as well as all the top jobs so you find the perfect PhD in Germany.

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If you are looking for a PhD position, a place at the right graduate school is an amazing choice - with secured financial support, a fixed time frame and a course focused around you. academics.com gives you an overview of all the graduate school options.

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Applicants should hold a master's degree in mathematics or related areas with a strong background in one of the fields of numerics, optimization, or analysis. Applicants are asked to submit a curriculum vitae, copies of certifications of academic qualifications held, a copy of a degree thesis or of...
International Research Training Group IGDK 1754, Munich, 1 October 2014
Students with an excellent Master's degree in physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics, other natural sciences, or medicine are invited to apply for a three-year scholarship from the Joachim Herz Foundation, in order to pursue a PhD within the PHGS program. In addition to a monthly allowance, the...
PIER Helmholtz Graduate School (PHGS), Hamburg, 1 October 2014
The ESI conducts brain research with the aim to understand how the many parts of the nervous system work together to bring about brain function and behavior. The activity of individual neurons or brain areas has been documented in great detail. Yet, we are only beginning to understand how neuronal...
Ernst Strüngmann Institute for Neuroscience (ESI) / Max Planck Society, Frankfurt/Main, 25 September 2014
These fellowships and scholarships are available from April 1st, 2015, for up to three years (subject to satisfactory progress reviews after 12 and 24 months). BAGSS is a multidisciplinary Graduate School funded by the German Science Foundation (DFG) as part of the German Excellence Initiative. We...
Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences (BAGSS), Bamberg, 14 August 2014
Do you wish to ... ... earn a PhD, building on your training in biochemistry, biology, physics, or applied maths? ... conduct cutting-edge research at the interface of experiment and quantitative theory? ... learn how to communicate and work with scientists from different fields? Then join us at...
Graduate School of Quantitative Biosciences Munich, Munich, 20 October 2014
SALSA, the Graduate School of Analytical Sciences Adlershof at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, is announcing 10 doctoral fellowships to begin on April 1st, 2015. The program offers a structured, three-year period of multidisciplinary research combined with an integrated curriculum in Analytical...
School of Analytical Sciences Adlershof (SALSA), Berlin, 14 October 2014
The program is open for students from all countries with all academic specializations, provided they hold a Master degree or equivalent and have sufficient level of formal training. Students who are going to graduate soon (by June 2015) may apply, too. To participate in the selection process a...
Vienna Graduate School of Finance (VGSF), Vienna, 14 October 2014
in the core areas of CUI: A: Imaging and Control of Quantum Systems B: Atomically Resolved Structural Dynamics C: Dynamics of Order Formation on the Nanoscale All PhD students are part of the graduate school which offers a rich and comprehensive course programme. PhD applicants should hold a...
The Hamburg Centre for Ultrafast Imaging (CUI) - Universität Hamburg, Hamburg, 6 October 2014
in aging research The MaxNetAging Research School (MNARS) is seeking applications for Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships, starting in February 2015. MNARS is an international graduate program launched by the Max Planck International Research Network on Aging (MaxNetAging). The program focuses...
MaxNetAging Research School (MNARS), Rostock, 1 October 2014
The Zurich Graduate School of Economics (ZurichGSE) typically receives about 400 applications and admits between 12 and 15 students each year. The vast majority receive funding for 4 to 5 years. Departmental scholarships are offered for the first year of the Ph.D. program, and recipients are...
University of Zurich, Zurich, 29 September 2014
The Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften e.V. (MPG) is an independent, non-profit research organisation, whose goal is to promote top quality research at its institutes. The over 80 research institutes of the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft conduct basic research in Biology and Medicine;...
Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften e.V. (MPG) / Technische Universität München (TUM), various locations, 25 September 2014
SPIN was set up to allow multidisciplinary interaction at the interface of molecular and clinical neuroscience. Our aim is to reach a new level of understanding of the fundamental integrative processes that govern the signaling within and between nerve cells under normal and pathological conditions....
Medical University Innsbruck, Innsbruck, 24 September 2014
Die Graduate School of Social Sciences (G3S) stellt die Dachstruktur für die Doktoratsausbildung im Departement Gesellschaftswissenschaften an der Universität Basel dar. Die Unterrichtssprachen der Graduiertenschule sind Englisch und Deutsch. Zum 1. April 2015 schreibt die G3S insgesamt fünf...
Universität Basel / Graduate School of Social Sciences (G3S), Basel (Schwitzerland), 9 September 2014
The ZIBI Graduate School Berlin is an international doctoral program for research in infection biology and immunology. We are the roof organization of the International Max Planck Research School for Infectious Diseases and Immunology (IMPRS-IDI), the SFB650 Research Training Group «Suppression of...
ZIBI Graduate School / Max-Planck-Institut für Infektionsbiologie, Berlin, 15 August 2014
The Institute for Employment Research (IAB) and the School of Business and Economics of the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg have set up a joint doctoral programme in labour market research. The course programme promotes theoretical and empirical methods at an advanced level. Additionally,...
Institute for Employment Research (IAB), Erlangen-Nuremberg, 28 July 2014