In view of the current corona situation in Germany, the state government has decided that the summer semester 2020 will be an online semester without attendance courses.
All university buildings are currently closed to the public, but the Incoming Office can be reached by telephone, e-mail and video consultation. Please contact us if you have any questions or need information. All current information for international researchers and doctoral students can be found here:
A doctorate in Germany usually means conducting an individual research project under the guidance of a professor. You can do your doctorate at the TU Braunschweig in all disciplines offered. The time required to complete a doctoral degree ranges from 3 to 5 years, depending on your field of research and the progress of your research work.
The academic requirements for a doctorate at the TU Braunschweig are:
a good or excellent university degree at Masters level
at least 5 years of study
completion of the Master's programme with a final project or a written thesis
If you apply for a doctoral degree you do not necessarily have to pass a German language test. You should clarify with your faculty or supervisor, which language requirements you must fulfil, what German proficiency level is being demanded and what language will be used in your dissertation.
To find a professor, who will supervise your work, you first need a detailed idea of the area or the subject you wish to research. Next you can find out, in which institute at the TU Braunschweig this work would be possible:
We will then inform you whether your degree can be regarded as formally sufficient for admission to doctoral studies at the TU Braunschweig.
Please note, that in some cases we will have to contact the Standing Conference (Zentralstelle für ausländisches Bildungswesen) in written form. and that in this case the recognition procedure can take up to eight weeks.