Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg

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Esther Smykalla
Referentin Internationale Forschung / Wissenschaftlermobilität

phone: +49 345 55 21538
fax: +49 345 55 27427

Universitätsring 19/20
06108 Halle (Saale)

postal address:
Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg
International Office
D-06099 Halle (Saale)

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Why do a doctorate at MLU?

10 reasons for doing a doctorate at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg

  1. It has been a place of scientific education, academic development and future-oriented research for more than 500 years and thus is one of the oldest universities in Germany.
  2. It is a full-fledged research university with the highest standards in teaching and research.
  3. It awards PhD degrees in all subjects offered.
  4. It offers both ways to get your PhD – the traditional individual doctorate, which is the most common in Germany, and the possibility of studying for a doctorate within a structured doctoral programme. Several of these structured doctoral programmes are taught in English in co-operation with prestigious universities and other research institutions in the city and region.
  5. It charges no tuition nor bench fees.
  6. It provides support before your arrival in Halle and during your stay in Halle.
  7. It offers German language courses especially for doctoral students and postdocs in order to make life in Germany easier.
  8. It offers state-of-the-art facilities.
  9. It provides many attractive cultural and social offers specifically for PhD students.
  10. The Global MLU Network: MLU has relationships with 60 foreign universities and research institutions, as well as a multitude of co-operation agreements with foreign partners at faculty and institutional level.