Earning a doctorate at THI

Doctoral candidates with a degree from a University of Applied Sciences are no longer the exception. Many institutions have undergone a profound change from a pure "teaching programme" to a greater emphasis on applied research. Thus, an environment has developed that enables scientific work and offers post-graduate researchers good conditions for their research.
THI positions itself as an exceptionally research-focussed university in the heart of Bavaria. As Universities of Applied Sciences in Bavaria do not have the right to award doctorates, doctorates always take place in collaboration with a university. 

Further information

Legal background

You can find information about admission requirements and the right to award doctorates here.

Cooperative doctorate process

Illustration of an exemplary cooperative doctorate process.

Research opportunities

Research opportunities within the framework of institutes, research areas and THI research reports.


Illustration of financing opportunities during a cooperative doctorate at the THI.

Supervision agreement

Content and benefits of a supervision agreement.

Completed doctorates

List of all cooperative doctorates completed at the THI.


Graduate Centre

Dr. Elvira Tscharntke

Phone +49 841 9348-6456