There are two options to achieve a Doctor’s degree at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar:

As doctoral candidate in a structured doctoral programme or in a research training group you research together with other doctoral candidates. As part of the programme you will be mentored. The participation in courses and colloquia is obligatory.

During an individual doctoral programme you work mainly independently  and with your supervising professor on your research project. Presence and reporting obligations are agreed upon individually.

Please use our online application portal in order to apply for either individual or programme doctoral studies.

For more detailed information about doctoral studies at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar please visit the website of Bauhaus Research School. The Bauhaus Research School functions as the university’s academic institutions which supports and consults doctoral students of all four faculties in all matters concerning their doctoral study programme.
For instance, prospective doctoral candidates can participate in so-called "acquaintance stays". The Bauhaus Research School supports all faculties to select particularly suitable graduates from abroad for the doctorate at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar by funding acquaintance stays for international graduates.

The international phd network of Bauhaus-Universität Weimar offers events and activities which foster the exchange of knowledge and international experience as well as support services for international phd students. 

  • With the DAAD-funded project “IPID4all International Promovieren in Deutschland - for all”, the Bauhaus Research School supports initial events for international graduates by assigning subsidies for travel and accommodation costs.


The Bauhaus Research School acts as the central academic organisation at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar that supports and advises doctoral candidates in all four faculties on all matters relating to their doctoral project.


The international doctorate network was started by the Bauhaus Research School and International Office. It aims to support international doctoral candidates when it comes to integration.

  • Bauhaus-Universität Weimar regularly awards grants and funding for doctoral and post-doc studies. Information is provided by the Bauhaus Research School to support doctoral and post-doc students at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar.

  • If your studies are hindered by a disability, please contact the "Studying with a disability” working group at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar.