There are several ways to apply

Academic requirements

Applicants should hold a M.Sc.(Master’s) or equivalent degree in Physics, Chemistry, Meteorology, Mathematics, Engineering or related sciences, including a written masters research thesis. Degrees from countries outside the European Community are subject to a recognition procedure depending on the University chosen. The faculty may ask for additional qualifications to be completed in the early phase of the thesis work.

Field of interest

The first step towards a doctorate is finding your field of interest. The better you are informed the easier it is to find the right thesis project. Find out more:

  • HITEC Research
  • Institute of Energy and Climate Research (IEK)
    - Materials Synthesis and Processing (IEK-1)
    - Microstructure and Properties of Materials (IEK-2)
    - Plasma Physics (IEK-4)
    - Photovoltaics (IEK-5)
    - Nuclear Waste Management and Reactor Safety (IEK-6)
    - Stratosphere (IEK-7)
    - Troposphere (IEK-8)
    - Fundamental Electrochemistry (IEK-9)
    - Systems Analysis and Technology Evaluation (IEK-STE)
  • Forschungszentrum Jülich

7 HITEC Fellows - Call for applications

Once a year HITEC launches a call for applications for specifically designed HITEC projects. In each round up to 7 candidates, HITEC Fellows,  will be selected. The next call will be published in November 2016.

Meet the HITEC Fellows

Open positions year round

At the Institute of Energy and Climate Research (IEK), Forschungszentrum Jülich a pool of doctoral positions is open for application year round. You will find interesting PhD thesis projects.
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Doctoral candidates will be employed by Forschungszentrum Jülich in the form of a written contract of employment. In Jülich, once the employment contract between the PhD student and Forschungszentrum has been concluded a PhD agreement shall enter into force which will become a supplementary part of the employment contract. At Forschungszentrum Jülich, PhD students can concentrate fully on their dissertations, allowing them to complete their thesis work within the funding period of three years.

Your request

If you want to inquire about thesis opportunities if no open position in your field of interest is announced, you may send an application to Complete documents will be checked and forwarded to the professors in question for evaluation. Please note, that incomplete application forms will be neither processed nor answered.

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