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PhD Scholarships to Germany 2018/2019 - apply now!

Do you aspire to do research at a German university or research institute, earning a PhD degree as a result? The deadline to apply for DAAD scholarships supporting such endeavours is getting closer. You must have submitted your online application via the DAAD Portal by October, 31.

If you are thinking of doing your PhD in Germany with support from the DAAD, the time is now to prepare your application. A convincing research proposal is the most important selection criteria, along with a confirmation of a professor from Germany willing to supervise your project OR an admission letter to a graduate school if you choose a structured PhD programme. Our website offers assistance.

Good luck! 

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Join the Big Three and first class research at Ilmenau TU

Looking for the best professional engineering degree? Interested in studying sciences, business or media subjects? Look no further! Here at Ilmenau TU you have found the ideal seat of learning.

We are a technical university with departments that collaborate closely across the disciplines. We also have intensive partnerships with industry and business in Germany and the rest of the world, giving you an insight into what will be demanded of you in the world of work and helping you decide on a specific career. Our teaching is of the highest quality and student facilities are at the state of the art, which is reflected in the high ranking achieved by Ilmenau TU in independent league tables.

Fields of Studies at Technische Universität Ilmenau are:

  • Engineering Sciences (BSc, MSc): Automotive Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Communications and Signal Processing, Computer and Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Electrical Power and Control Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics, Media Technology, Optic System Technology/Optronics, Research in Computer and Systems Engineering, Technical Cybernetics and Systems Theory
  • Mathematics and Natural Sciences (BSc, MSc): Chemical Biotechnology, Computer Science, Mathematics, Micro- and Nanotechnologies, Renewable Energy Technology, Technical Physics
  • Economic and Social Sciences (BA, BSc, MA, MSc): Applied Media and Communication Science, Industrial Engineering and Management, Business Information Systems Engineering, Media Economics

These Master programs are fully taught in English.

For more information on study, application process and academic courses please visit our website:

Both in Germany and abroad, Ilmenau TU is highly regarded. Students and researchers have come here to work from more than 94 nations, with all that means in dynamic, colorful interaction between countries and cultures. The support and service network “we4you” offers assistance when accomplishing formalities answers your questions and establishes contacts to important persons in charge.

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Come and feel welcome as one of our 7000 students!


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International Postgraduate Programmes at Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences 

Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences is a German public university with a strong international focus and interdisciplinary degree programmes in science and engineering at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, many of which are taught in English. With some 6,700 students representing over 120 different nations, our two campuses in Kleve and Kamp-Lintfort are vibrant, international melting pots of ideas, experience and knowledge.

Rhine-Waal University of Applied Science actively bridges the gap between theory and practice with its many excellent links and collaborative agreements with the private and public sectors and its strong commitment to practice-oriented teaching and research. We offer the latest academic facilities, including specialist laboratories, smart classrooms, computer pools and more, ensuring a learning atmosphere that helps students reach their full potential. Our graduates can boast eye-catching skills and work experience sought after by international companies now and for years to come.

Our International Postgraduate Programmes:

  • Bionics/Biomimetics: M.Sc. Combine biology with engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering: M.Sc. In-depth knowledge and methods for engineers of various backgrounds
  • Biological Resources: M.Sc. New research and scientific insight into managing biological resources
  • Economics and Finance: M.Sc. Methodology, analysis, applications and models in the fields of economics, corporate finance and international financial markets
  • Information Engineering and Computer Science: M.Sc. Four different tracks to choose from: Computer Science, Environmental Engineering, Logistics and Cyber-Physical Systems Engineering
  • International Management and Psychology: M.Sc. Advanced study in the fields of organisational, social and consumer psychology, behavioural economics, change management and organisational development, advanced research methods and intercultural management
  • Usability Engineering: M.Sc. Advanced study in the fields of human factors, psychology and intercultural management, usability analysis techniques, visualisation and advanced human-computer interaction
  • Sustainable Development Management: MA. Economics, politics and project management combined with intercultural and diversity management
  • Digital Media: MA. Combines media design with cutting-edge technology

Admission requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • English Language Certificate (TOEFL, IELTS, APIEL)
  • APS certificate (for applicants from China and Vietnam)

 Application deadlines: 

  • Winter semester: 15 July
  • Summer semester: 15 January

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