RISE (Research Internships in Science and Engineering)

Opportunities in Germany for post graduate studies

Welcome to our information section on opportunities in Germany! Here you will find descriptions of postgraduate study programs at Germany universities. All programs presented in this section are taught in English.

One of the special strengths of German higher education is the PhD training available at graduate schools. There students can put their ideas into practice, thanks to the solid research culture and high sense of cooperation.

Very few countries offer such a diverse higher education landscape as Germany: Students can choose between 160 locations, 383 academic institutions and more than 12,000 different courses. The academic infrastructure in Germany allows to carry out interdisciplinary work at a higher level, making more room for achievement.

Please find below an overview of all programs presented on this website. As we are adding more programs regularly, we recommend to check our German opportunities once in a while to see what is new. The programs are listed according to the respective subject of degree. If you click on the subject you will be forwarded to a description of the study program and the contact details of the respective institution.





General overview

Programs of the TUHH Hamburg
Presentation (*.pdf)

TUHH Hamburg

General overview

Programs of the University of Kassel
Presentation (*.pdf)

University of Kassel

Advanced Materials Science

The interdisciplinary program offers to students with degrees in chemistry, physics or materials a training in materials science, covering the range from atomic dimensions and nanoparticles to macroscopic matters.
Program Description (*.pdf)

LMU Munich

Agricultural Sciences 

International Master Programmes at the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences
Program Description (*.pdf)

Hohenheim University

Biological Oceanography 

Masters Program Biological Oceanography
Presentation (*.pdf)

University of Kiel

Ecology and Evolution 

2-year Master Program in collaboration with the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology and the Bavarian Natural History Collections
Program Description (*.pdf)

LMU Munich

Global Production Engineering 

Masters Program with a specialization in Manufacturing or Solar Technology Program
Program Description (*.pdf)

TU Berlin

Manufacturing Technology 

Masters Program at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering  Program Description (*.pdf)

TU Dortmund

Mechanical Engineering 

Master Studies in Mechanical Engineering
Program Description (*.pdf)

RWTH Aachen

Science and Engineering 

Masters and Ph.D. Programs
Presentation (*.ppt)

RWTH Aachen

Molecular & Cellular Biology 

International Graduate School of Molecular & Cellular Biology
Presentation (*.pdf)

University of Heidelberg

Molecular Biology & Neurosciences

Masters and PhD Program
Presentation (*.pdf)

University of Göttingen

Molecular Science 

Bachelor Program
Presentation (*.pdf)

Dahlem Research School, FU Berlin


Integrated Master and PhD training at the Graduate School of Systemic Neurosciences
Program Description (*.pdf)

LMU Munich

Optics & Photonics 

M.Sc. and Ph.D. Programs
Presentation (*.pdf)

Karlsruhe School of Optics & Photonics (KSOP)

Physics and Astronomy 

Bonn-Cologne Graduate School of Physics and Astronomy
Program Description (*.pdf)

Bonn / Cologne

Systems Biology

of Brain and Behaviour

Graduate Program (Master, Doctoral level)
Program Description (*.pdf)

Bielefeld University

Biomedical Engineering 

Master's Program Biomedical Engineering
Presentation (*.pdf)

University of Lübeck

Additionally, the University of Ulm offers a two-year Master of Science Program in Communications Technology. For further information, please visit: http://ctech.e-technik.uni-ulm.de/ctech/bin/view/CTech/WebHome.

More information on the DAAD website:

Funding Opportunities

Germany has a comprehensive system of scholarships and grants, including special support for international students. Inform yourself about some of them:

More information on the DAAD website: