PhD at the University of Hamburg

The IMPRS-ESM offers a structured and advanced doctoral training. Successful doctoral candidates earn a certificate (with transcript) from the IMPRS-ESM.

In Germany doctoral degrees may only be awarded by universities. Most doctoral candidates of the IMPRS-ESM earn their doctorate degree at the University of Hamburg, either from the Department of Geosciences (Dr. rer. nat.) or the Department of Economics (Dr. rer. pol.). The departments define their own doctoral regulations, which PhD candidates must follow and which include timely registration as doctoral student of the University and payment of semester fees. Follow the links above to find the regulation that applies to your aspired degree.