The BSSF places emphasis on research. This is the only way to offer the highest quality in teaching as well. The BSSF cooperates with the University of Maribor (Slovenia) in terms of the PhD programmes, which offers, conducts and awards the title.
Doing a PhD at the Berlin School of Sustainable Futures means conducting independent research combined with optimal supervision by the BSSF faculty. A Doctorate degree signals outstanding theoretical and conceptual skills and can bring your career to the next level.
This is how it works: You choose your subject area yourself or join an already existing research project or primary research area. The choice of a supervisor is important because you will work closely together. You already acquire scientific techniques in your initial courses so you can get started right away. Three intense years await you.
A structured doctoral programme is usually set-up systematically. The students are involved in a mandatory training programme, there is a curriculum on a given topic, a defined duration, individual support and a regulated financing.
As a rule, doctoral candidates in Germany have to secure their own funding. There are various ways to secure funding during doctoral studies. The following section provides a brief overview of possible sources of funding:
Doctoral candidates may work as a research assistant at the university of applied sciences.
Other tasks apart from writing the dissertation include working as a tutor, fulfilling administrative tasks at the university of applied sciences, supervising Bachelor’s and Master’s theses as well as other projects.
Financing through individual fellowships (e.g. DAAD, Erasmus, etc.)
Applicants must seek out individual fellowships on their own. Your doctoral supervisor can usually assist you with this.
If you can credibly show that your own resources are sufficient, you may also be accepted into the programme.
The PhD programmes are accredited national (Agency NAVKIS) and internationally recognized according to Bologna standards.