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PhD Program

Whether you want to start a career in science or industry, a PhD* from JGU opens many doors. The PhD is done under the supervision of one JGU professor. It consists of a research project as the basis of your dissertation and an oral exam. There is no mandatory course work to complete. Teaching opportunities are available.
Key Facts: scholarships and staff positions available, research stays abroad, work-family balance, career development

Fast Track PhD

If you already know that physics is your passion, the Fast Track PhD is the right degree for you. As an excellent BSc graduate, you can jumpstart your research career by directly moving on to the PhD level. During the first two semesters, you complete advanced courses while already starting your own research project. The Fast Track can be completed in collaboration with all participating research institutions on campus, including the PRISMA Cluster of Excellence and the MAINZ Graduate School of Excellence.

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Structured PhD

The structured PhD links individual research with a comprehensive training program including scientific courses and soft skills. At JGU, the structured PhD is offered by the MAINZ Graduate School of Materials Science in collaboration with on-site research centers such as the Max Planck Graduate Center and the Helmholtz Graduate School for Hadron and Ion Research. The average duration of a structured PhD is three years.

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Individual PhD

Whether you want to start a career in science or industry, a PhD from JGU opens many doors. The individual PhD is done under the supervision of one JGU professor. It consists of a research project as the basis of your dissertation and an oral exam. There is no mandatory course work to complete. Teaching opportunities are available. Usually, individual PhDs take between three to four years, depending on your particular research field and topic.

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