Prospective international Ph.D. students

Prospective international Ph.D. students/Doctoral candidates

Dear prospective international Ph.D. students applying from outside Germany,

I am lucky according to your interest in the research work of the Chair Dynamics and Control headed by me. We are working on an international research level and doing research in specific fields of dynamics, control, automation, safety and reliability with applications to several application fields. We are publishing on a high international level. If you think, you are interested in becoming a valuable member of our team, I want to invite you to apply for Ph.D. supervision at the Chair SRS, but be aware of the following requirements.

The group is obviously international oriented and therefore continously interested in Ph.D. students/Doctoral candidates doing research in the group. Applying for Ph.D. supervision in the SRS (Dynamics and Control) group requires without exception your support by an external and earned PUBLIC scholarship (which can be given to you by your home university, your home country or by DAAD). We do not offer industry- or project-based research work on a contract base to students coming directly from outside. We do not offer supervision for people not supported as mentioned or not paid (on a contract-base).

In case of interest please show me beside the typical application material (CV, grades, ...) also that you have strong englisch language skills (TOEFL IBT better than 95) and a detailed interest clearly described ONLY in one of our research fields. Your german language skills can be (if necessary) improved by language courses in parallel (for example at the Goethe Institute, Düsseldorf) (on your cost).

If you fulfill the mentioned requirements I want to invite you to contact me.

In case of DAAD-scholarship application be aware about the time schedule of your application: application in september/october year 1 leads to begin  language courses in may/june year 2 and start ph.d. research in october year 2.

Please accept that due to dozens of applications and requests a week I can and will only reply to those persons reading the hints written above and acting/writing with related care.


Dirk Söffker, Professor