As a largely diversified university with a strong research focus and with strong non-university institutes, the University of Rostock offers a wide range of doctoral opportunities. To help you getting started with your doctorate at the University of Rostoick we have compiled some relevant information and helpful hints on the following webpages.

The University of Rostock focuses on the classification of career phases according to the Framework for Research Careers of the European Commission. Afterwards, the doctoral phase is the first career phase in the academic career - First Stage Researcher (R1). 

The doctorate serves the acquisition of professional competence and the ability to scientific activity and leads to the creation of an independent, scientific work - the dissertation. In addition, personal and social skills that are important for university and non-university career paths are to be further developed.