International PhD Program for Agricultural Sciences (IPAG)

To evaluate your eligibility for the IPAG PhD program, we need your CV, a motivation letter and the following documents:

1. transcipt and certificate from your Bachelor;
2. transcript and certificate from your Master;
3. recent test of English (TOEFL, IELTS) of proof of English as medium of instruction from your university.

The requirements can be downloaded at uni-goettingen regulations.

Please, send scans from the originals (certified English translations) as attachments via e-mail to Dr. Ronald Kühne (

The general requirements and study regulations for IPAG can be found at IPAG Program.

Summary of the structure of IPAG Program:

The program is mainly modular in construction and includes the participation in various types of modules and courses, the writing of the dissertation and the disputation. Successful completion of the PhD studies leads to 180 ECTS-credits (1 credit = 30 hours workload). The modules equal a workload of 6 Credits each. The preparation of the dissertation equals a workload of 150 credits.

The regular study time is 6 semesters. However, due to different research topics, it is difficult beforehand to estimate the time of the research work and the publication of the results, so many student use 8 semesters and more to finish their studies.

Therefore you should be at least 2 years in Göttingen to complete the coursework and the disputation.