Prospective doctoral students

Thank you for your interest in doctoral studies at HAW Hamburg. This page is intended to give you an overview of the possibilities for undertaking doctoral work at the university.

If you have general questions about doctoral studies, the HAW Hamburg Graduate Centre advises prospective students. The professors in the faculties will advise and supervise you regarding subject-related questions.

The HAW Hamburg Graduate Centre regularly offers two workshops for prospective doctoral students:

- Doctoral studies – Are they right for me?
- Doctoral studies – Finding a topic and writing the proposal

If you have questions, please contact the Graduate Centre at Promotionszentrum. We are happy to help you!

FAQs

Should I pursue doctoral studies?

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Which criteria do I need to fulfil in order to undertake doctoral studies?

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Which PhD topic is right for me?

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How do I find a supervisor?

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Can I undertake doctoral studies if I have a Bachelor's degree or the German 'Diplom'?

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How long does it take to complete a PhD?

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Can I complete a PhD while still working in my field?

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How much does it costs to undertake doctoral studies?

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How can I finance my doctoral studies?

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With which universities are cooperations possible?

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How is cooperation with the PhD-awarding university managed?

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Which foreign-language skills do I need to have?

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Can I change my PhD topic and supervisor?

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Should I enrol as a doctoral student?

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Who can I contact if I have questions?

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Graduate Centre

Steindamm 103
20099 Hamburg

T +49.40.428 75-9383
F +49.40.428 75-9869 

Promotionszentrum