Doctorates following the traditional model still make up the majority of PhDs in Germany compared to structured programmes. For doctoral candidates from abroad, a traditional PhD requires a great deal of initiative, autonomy and tenacity.
Research consultants work in research without the professional risks of a career in academia. The opportunities are often more diverse and promising.
Will I need a visa to be allowed into Germany? And what will I need to consider when it comes to work and residence permits, if I want to work in Germany?