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1 Doing your Ph.D. in Germany

2 Title of Presentation | Seite 2 Why? Excellence in Research Close cooperation with leading scientists

3 Title of Presentation | Seite 3 Two Options: 1.Traditional Doctorate with individual supervisor 2.Structured Doctoral Programs (IDP – study, research & publish in English)

4 Title of Presentation | Seite 4 Option 1: Traditional Doctorate How to apply? first step Find advisor at one of Germanys Universities

5 Title of Presentation | Seite 5 Option 1: Traditional Doctorate How to find an advisor? Publications in international journals contacts through - your colleagues - your teachers - German Alumni

6 Title of Presentation | Seite 6 Option 2: Structured Doctoral Program (IDP) choose one or more International Degree Programs (Structured Doctoral Programs)

7 Title of Presentation | Seite 7 Option 2: Structured Doctoral Program (IDP) Research Training groups International Max Planck Research Schools Excellence Initiative Graduate Studies

8 Title of Presentation | Seite 8 Option 2: Structured Doctoral Program (IDP) links: nternational-programmes/07535.en.htmlhttp://www.daad.de/deutschland/studienangebote/i nternational-programmes/07535.en.html - search machinehttp://www.daad.de/deutschland/studienangebote/i nternational-programmes/07535.en.htmlhttp://www.daad.de/deutschland/studienangebote/i nternational-programmes/07535.en.html

9 Title of Presentation | Seite 9 DAAD Information Center East-Jerusalem second step Introduce yourself to one (or more) potential advisor or IDP , but no attachments attachments Option 1+2: 9

10 Title of Presentation | Seite 10 DAAD Information Center East-Jerusalem Copy/Paste - your CV - Thesis abstract - Possible publications 10

11 Title of Presentation | Seite 11 DAAD Information Center East-Jerusalem Give a brief sketch of your research-idea (and some references) 11

12 Title of Presentation | Seite 12 DAAD Information Center East-Jerusalem and explain, why you chose him/her/the program -articles or book you read or used -international reputation -research projects under way 12

13 Title of Presentation | Seite 13 DAAD Information Center East-Jerusalem third step work on your Research Project/Proposal in cooperation with future advisor 13

14 Title of Presentation | Seite 14 DAAD Information Center East-Jerusalem fourth step finalize Proposal 5 pages including references/bibliography 14

15 Title of Presentation | Seite 15 DAAD Information Center East-Jerusalem - Research Question - Previous Research - your planned contribution - Method/Theory applied - Working plan 15

16 Title of Presentation | Seite 16 DAAD Information Center East-Jerusalem fifth step Get approval by future advisor - for your proposal - for accepting you as his/her student 16

17 Title of Presentation | Seite 17 DAAD Information Center East-Jerusalem Application process 1.Submit complete hard copy of application to the DAAD IC Jerusalem (including certified certificates and acceptance from advisor or IDP program) 17

18 Title of Presentation | Seite 18 DAAD Information Center East-Jerusalem 2. letter of regret or invitation to interview by local bi-national DAAD committee (in Birzeit and Gaza) 3. after completion of all interviews - letter of regret or application papers of shortlisted candidates sent to DAAD Bonn for final decision 18

19 Title of Presentation | Seite 19 Check-list of all required papers: see our website under: scholarships – PhD Scholarships to Germany

20 Title of Presentation | Seite 20 DAAD Information Center East-Jerusalem Application deadline: August 30,

21 Title of Presentation | Seite 21 Dates: -Submit application: August 30, 2012 or before -Interviews for PhD: Westbank: Birzeit University: October 5, 2012 Gaza: October , Interviews for IT PhD: Westbank: Birzeit University: October 19, 2012 Gaza: October , Final decision by DAAD committee in Bonn: mid February 2013

22 Title of Presentation | Seite 22 Dates: -Leaving for Germany: April 1 or October 1, German Language course (6 months) 2.PhD study and research October 1, 2013 or April 1, PhD: 3 years

23 Title of Presentation | Seite 23 DAAD Information Center East-Jerusalem Scholarship covers all costs: - Fees (up to 500 Euro/semester) - living-expenses (including travel-expenses) - additional allowance for spouses and children (only allowed to join the scholarship holder after the six month German language-course!) 23

24 Title of Presentation | Seite 24 Thank you DAAD Information Center East-Jerusalem 24


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