Ph.D. programs

Do you want to stay in academia after completing your Master’s degree? Have you been captivated by an exciting topic for many years? Then you might be interested in a Ph.D. program!

Cooperative doctoral programs

Since universities of applied sciences have not traditionally been allowed to award Ph.D.s, students at the OWL University of Applied Sciences complete their dissertations in cooperation with another university. The cooperative doctoral program is designed for any academic planning to receive the majority of their dissertation advising from the OWL University of Applied Sciences. Generally, dissertation projects take a large amount of time and require a heavy workload. In the cooperative doctoral program, the OWL University of Applied Sciences supports you as you work and provides you with the structure you need.

You can complete your entire academic career, from your Bachelor’s to your Master’s and Ph.D. degrees at the OWL University of Applied Sciences.

Advantages of a cooperative doctoral program at the OWL University of Applied Sciences:

Registered Ph.D. students can take advantage of services offered at the OWL University of Applied Sciences.
These include:

  • Dissertation scholarships from the OWL University of Applied Sciences
  • Doctoral colloquium
  • Continued training programs from the OWL University of Applied Sciences
  • Personal e-mail addresses for the OWL University of Applied Sciences
  • Accident insurance protection while using the facilities of the OWL University of Applied Sciences
  • Registration for student health insurance if students fulfill personal requirements

Registration

When you register for a cooperative doctoral program, you will pay just a 18 EUR semester fee. You may also enroll for the full semester fee. This allows you to take advantage of the semester ticket as well as discounted prices in the cafeteria, along with discounts offered to students outside of the university itself. Students may enroll for the summer or winter semester.

To the application and registration

Forms

Application for admission to a cooperative doctoral program

Information on cooperative doctoral programs

Contact

If you have questions on enrolling in a cooperative doctoral program, please contact Holger Schmidt in the registration office.

Information on the cooperative doctoral program or other doctoral program options is available from OWL graduate center or Graduate School of Intelligent Systems in Automation Technology.