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ZEF Doctoral Studies Program (PhD)

Training InstitutionCenter for development research / Zentrum für Entwicklungsforschung
Website of programme
Type of degreeAdvanced Trainings
Type of learningon-campus learning
Accredited by IAC EADINo
Short descriptionThe Center for Development Research (ZEF) in Bonn, Germany, offers a Doctoral Program for Development Studies in English language. The Program is an initiative to provide a high-qualification to up-coming young scientists engaged in political, social and natural sciences, economics, ecology, agriculture and management of natural resources. It offers doctoral degrees of a top academic standard.
In general, the Doctoral Program has a clearly defined length: Although the programme is exclusively in English, it starts with a German language course (duration 2 months) to facilitate living in Germany. After an initial phase of 6 to 12 months for preparation with a tightly-organised course program, the doctoral candidates conduct their research at their specific location abroad, in an environment with quality advisors and supervisors. After their empirical research (normally one to two years), the candidates return to ZEF for the write-up of their thesis. Although the individual phases of the doctoral thesis might vary according to discipline and subject, the complete duration is fixed. The doctoral thesis has to be accomplished within 38 months (including the German language course).
Topic 1Agriculture
Topic 2Environment
Topic 3Development
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