Georg-August University School of Science (GAUSS)

PhD in Göttingen

As doctoral candidates at GAUSS, you are working on exciting and challenging research projects and are joining a vibrant research environment with an international and diverse scientific community. In Göttingen, the University and world-class non-university research institutions including four Max Planck Institutes, the German Primate Center / Leibniz Institute for Primate Research and the German Aerospace Center form an alliance in research and doctoral training, creating a highly collaborative and inspiring atmosphere. New ideas and young talent can thrive and an active exchange between professors, researchers and doctoral candidates is promoted. The close proximity of the institutes and laboratories on campus ensures an active exchange and easy access to an impressive collection of resources, facilities, infrastructures and support services.


The Göttingen Campus is committed to provide you with the best possible training and professional development opportunities. At GAUSS, we are offering a wide range of support and services not only to make your start here in Göttingen as easy and smooth as possible but also of course your entire stay. Check out these webpages for further Information on family & diversity services, the University’s Welcome Center, and a wide range of work and life resources on the webpage of the Göttingen Campus.


With nearly 30,000 students (25% of all habitants) Göttingen is a classic example for a university town giving the city a young and dynamic atmosphere. Nestling in beautiful surroundings the city itself has a lot to offer from numerous cafes and pubs lining the streets to a high variety of amenities like cinemas, theaters, cultural and sport events. In Göttingen everything is in close proximity and can be easily reached by foot or bike. If you need to travel further, the city conveniently is a major hub for high-speed ICE trains connecting the north and south as well as the west and east of Germany.