Welcome to our hompepage for international PhD students!

Trier University offers you the possibilities to either pursue a full doctoral degree or to spend research time whilst working on your doctoral degree.

Trier University offers international students the possibility to undertake degree-seeking doctoral studies in any of its departments. There are two basic options for doing doctoral studies: individually and structured. Furthermore, it is possible to give your doctoral degree an international focus by pursuing a binational degree or a European doctorate of the University of the Greater Region.

Research stays at Trier University can be individually planned at any time. The length of your stay depends on your research and may take up to a maximum of two semesters.

Doctoral studies at Trier University

Doctoral degree offer
It is possible to gain a doctoral degree in any department at Trier University in form of either individual, structured or international PhD studies.  

Admission requirements
In order to apply for doctoral studies at Trier University, please check the admission requirements.

Funding
As you will need sufficient funding for your PhD, we provide information on different funding options.

Doctoral counselling service
We are happy to help with whatever questions you have. Contact us!

Integration Services
As an international PhD student you will soon feel at home at Trier University.

Doctoral research stays

Doctoral research
There are various research options across multiple disciplines for international PhD students at Trier University.   

Admission requirements
In order to organise a research stay at Trier University, please check our admission requirements.

Semester dates
Research stays can be flexibly and individually planned. Nevertheless, we recommend starting your research at Trier University within our semester dates.  

Counselling service
We are happy to help with whatever questions you have. Contact us!

Integrationsangebot
You will soon feel at home as an international guest scholar at Trier University.