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Roadmap for doctorates

Earn your degree within the integrated Research Training Group "Polymers: random coils and beyond"

Roadmap for doctorates in polymer science

Applicants initiate their application by registering via a web form available at www.natfak2.uni-halle.de.
An overview of recent open positions can be found here.

Scientific entrance level for doctoral students

Applicants should have - or are about to obtain - a master degree, diploma or an equivalent degree in Natural Sciences or related fields. Typically students hold a degree in physics, chemistry or bioscience. This includes a written thesis, an written or oral test and two years of advanced course work. Degree certificates from non-german universities need to be approved by the admissions office. Applicants should have a strong interest in the iRTG research program centered around the topic "Polymers: Random coils and beyond" and in cross-disciplinary projects.

Language skills

Very good command of the English language in reading and writing is mandatory. Knowledge of the German language is recommended and helpful, but not mandatory.


The application includes the email address of two referees willing to write a letter of recommendation, of which one is the supervisor or mentor of your thesis (master/PhD). Please do not provide a letter of recommendation.

Application portal

Your application includes all necessary information for a successful selection process. You will have to supply information on the project you are interested in, your motivation, a CV, your present scientific achievements, skills and qualifications, which are all essential for the selection process.

Required documents (scanned copies)

  • copy of the certificate for general qualification for university entrance (e.g. Abitur, High School)
  • transcript / record of study and degree certificate of bachelor degree, if applicable
  • transcript / record of study and degree certificate of diploma or master degree