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Graduate Schools offer a structured way to the doctoral degree:


Together with other doctoral students you do research under the scientific guidance of professors. While working on your project, you participate in seminars, workshops and lectures together with the other doctoral students at your graduate school.



You can find listings of all the Graduate Schools at the websites of each university:

In the following, we present you some of the many Graduate Schools of the TU9 Universities in detail:




Aachen Institute for Advanced Study in Computational Engineering Science

AICES Graduate School offers a flexible, English-language doctoral program for Bachelor and Master students enabling a shortened and attractive path to the doctorate. The interdisciplinary programme combines applied mathematics, engineering and computer sciences with the methods of computational analysis and computer-based design.

B-IT Research School
Bonn Aachen International Graduate School on Applied Informatics The Graduate School B-IT Research School is an ambitious attempt to fundamentally improve the training of 150 to 200 doctoral candidates of applied IT in a regional network of RWTH Aachen University, the University of Bonn and three Fraunhofer research institutes. more
Berlin International Graduate School of Natural Sciences and Engineering

The Graduate School "Berlin International School of Natural Sciences and Engineering" (BIG-NSE) is part of the Cluster of Excellence “Unified Concepts in Catalysis”. BIG-NSE' offers a structured programme with excellent supervision.


Berlin Mathematical School (BMS)

Berlin Mathematical School: FU Berlin, HU Berlin and TU Berlin, Berlin's three major universities, cooperate in this graduate school with other Berlin institutions to offer a unique research setting in the field of Mathematics.

TU Braunschweig: International Graduate School for Metrology

Braunschweig is the place to be for the International Graduate School of Metrology (IGSM): On the one hand, TU Braunschweig offers a strong metrology-related research focus. On the other hand, the PTB, Europe’s largest and internationally leading national metrology institute, is located in the vicinity. Both institutes cooperate in this unique Graduate School.

Graduate School of Computational Engineering
TU Darmstadt: Graduate School of Computational Engineering "Beyond Traditional Sciences" The Graduate School of Computational Engineering at TU Darmstadt offers graduate education in the areas of computer based modeling, simulation, analysis, and optimization. more
Dresden International Graduate School for Biomedicine and Bioengineering

The "Dresden International Graduate School for Biomedicine and Bioengineering" (DIGS-BB) at TU Dresden has been awarded funding under the German government's Excellence Initiative. It offers 3 different interdisciplinary doctoral programmes in the fields of biology, medicine and engineering sciences.

Graduiertenkolleg 1463
Universität Hannover: Research Training Group „Analysis, Geometry and String Theory“ The Research scope of Research Training Group is the interaction between String Theory and Geometric Analysis. Embedded in an international and interdisciplinary research context, it offers an attractive opportunity for its PhD students. more
Karlsruhe School of Optics & Photonics (KSOP)

Karlsruhe School of Optics and Photonics (KSOP) offers education in the fields of optics and photonics for graduates and doctoral candidates which are unique in Germany. Key qualifications for leading positions in industry and science are also part of this interdisciplinary education programme.


TU München: International Graduate School of Sciences and Engineering (IGSSE)

The TUM International Graduate School of Science and Engineering (IGSSE) is an interdisciplinary scientific institution of the Technische Universität München (TUM). Interdisciplinary research in the fields of natural science, engineering and medicine is at the core of IGSSE.

University of Stuttgart: Graduate School of Excellence advanced Manufacturing Engineering (GSaME) The Graduate School of Excellence advanced Manufacturing Engineering at the University of Stuttgart (GSaME) is an internationally leading centre for the training of highly qualified young scientists, offering top-level research in the field of advanced manufacturing engineering. The unique dual doctoral programme combines innovative research and excellent academic education.