The decision to get a doctorate needs to be well thought through, since this project requires a lot of time and energy.
For those interested in doctoral studies, in this decision-making phase it is important to clarify your own expectations and to answer some fundamental questions, such as: What is my motivation for getting a doctorate? What will the financial and organizational conditions be for my doctoral studies? Will time abroad be necessary or desired during my doctorate? The decision to pursue a doctorate has an impact on your personal and professional development, so considerations regarding professional possibilities following the doctorate should also be included at an early planning stage.