Doctorate at Hochschule Darmstadt

The advancement of young academics is a high priority at Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences. In 2012, Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences was the first university of applied sciences in Hesse and one of the first universities of applied sciences in Germany to establish the Graduate School of Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences (GSD) as a central academic institution to support its doctoral students. The GSD is dedicated to supporting doctoral studies at h_da and is the central point of contact for all matters regarding doctorates at h_da.

For many years, h_da has been able to offer its students the possibility of gaining further academic qualifications after completing their studies through cooperative doctoral programmes. This well-established offering is continuously actively supported and expanded in a future-proof manner.

Through the establishment of doctoral centers, which became possible a few years ago, Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences was able to obtain its own right to award doctorates in research-intensive subject areas. In this way, it can offer its graduates a continuous academic education from bachelor's studies to doctorate.