Current PhD-Students

RPTU in Kaiserslautern


Dear (new) international PhD students,

in order to assist you in the best possible way, we have put together some important and useful information on the following pages to make your research stay here at RPTU even more pleasant and valuable.

Browse our categories below and take a look at the services we offer and the variety of opportunities to enhance your studies on a personal as well as academic level. Each section is tailor made to help you get through every phase of your studies successfully, from arrival to graduation.


International School for Graduate Studies (ISGS)

The International School for Graduate Studies (ISGS) is part of the International Affairs Department (RefIntA). ISGS is the contact for prospective and current students o the International Master and PhD Programs at RPTU in Kaiserslautern.

Network for the promotion of young scientists!

The TU-Nachwuchsring is the central interdisciplinary institution for the support of young scientists at the RPTU, campus Kaiserslautern and offers all young scientists at the Campus Kaiserslautern (PhD students, postdocs, junior group leaders, junior professors and tenure-track professors) extensive support for the development of their careers

Zu TU-Nachwuchsring

Research within a network of high profile research institutes


In keeping with German tradition, research-based technical and scientific education is at the core of our activity.

A cluster of prestigious federal research institutes located in the vicinity is intensively affiliated to the university. Among the renowned institutes of the Science & Innovation Alliance Kaiserslautern  our students can find three Fraunhofer-Institutes, the Max-Planck-Institute, the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, and the Institute for Compositie Materials, all of which are situated either directly on or near campus.

The aspect of orientation to applied research is emphasized by an established cooperation with international and German industries. These joint ventures with well-known partners help the university to establish additional, modern infrastructure and to create the optimal starting conditions for junior researchers to achieve top performances.

For more information please visit:


Helpful Links

The links informs PhD students, doctorates and scientific staff of RPTU about opportunities to network with other PhD students as well as promoting science-related training opportunities:

German Education Server
Doktorandenforum - Tips & tricks for your PhD
EURODOC - European Council of doctoral candidates and young researchers
IUW - Inter-university education
Post-doctoral training at the Max Planck Institute 
THESIS - Interdisciplinary Network for PhD students and postdocs e.V.
ZWM - Center for Science & Research Management Speyer

Service & Support

This website explains the services & support structure offered for international PhD students

Graduating from university

This website provides information about what will await international PhD students after their graduating