Information for doctoral candidates

There are different paths to a doctoral degree, the most common ones being the individual research doctorate and structured PhD programs. For more detailed information please read the pages of KHYS​ (Karlsruhe House of Young Scientists).


Information provided by KHYS:

Please note: For doctoral candidates who have a supervisor at KIT and want to receive their degree from KIT registration at KHYS is mandatory


Advice and Support by IScO



We offer guidance to find a suitable supervisor for your individual doctoral research project and information on funding opportunities.


Support Services
  • Individual consulting
  • Administrative support and information on accommodation
  • Getting started at KIT and in  Karlsruhe


Becoming Part of KIT´s International Community

Special Support – in cooperation with DAAD



List of graduates' colleges at KIT (only available in German)

KIT – GRACE Climate and Environment Centre 

KIT – School of Energy 

Schools at the “International Department GmbH”