Higher Education Compass: Studying in Germany

Studying and earning a doctorate in Germany

The Higher Education Compass is an online information portal of the German Rectors' Conference (HRK). It provides up-to-date information concerning opportunities for undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral study.

All information found in the Higher Education Compass is authorised by the universities and is updated by employees at the universities themselves.

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Degree Programmes

The most comprehensive Information on degree programmes offered by German higher education institutions. In addition to a database, you will find useful information about all aspects of studying.

Studying in Germany

Doctoral Studies

If you are interested in studying for a doctorate in Germany, you will find plenty of information and can use our detailed search options to search for particular types of doctoral programme, geographical criteria or admission requirements.

Doctoral Studies
Universität Leipzig (Foto: Jan Woitas/Universität Leipzig)

Our over 600-year-old university with 29,000 students offers a full spectrum of subjects, with more than 150 degree courses in a wide range of fields ranging from humanities, social sciences and natural sciences right through to medical science.

Prof. Dr. med. Beate Schücking, Rektorin der Universität Leipzig

Studierende der Technischen Hochschule Deggendorf (Foto: Technische Hochschule Deggendorf)

Studying is a unique life experience, therefore, the decision what and where to study is important. DIT students benefit from excellent programmes and international orientation.

Professor Dr. Peter Sperber, President of the Technische Hochschule Deggendorf

Studierende an der Bauhaus-Universität Weimar (Foto: Jens Hausprung/Bauhaus-Universität Weimar)

Study in an experimental environment: the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar offers a creative atmosphere where innovative ideas and a passion for experimentation are taken seriously.

Prof. Dr. Winfried Speitkamp, President of the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

Research Map

The Research Map allows you to search for the research areas that are of strategic institutional importance for each institution.

Research Map