One can apply for PHD program after completing graduation and post-graduation courses in the same field. PHD is a tough job as it requires a great ability for comprehensive data computation, research and analysis.
Eligibility One’s eligibility for PHD varies from stream to stream and university to university. In the meantime, basic eligibility for an individual to pursue PHD in Germany is that he should be and undergraduate and post-graduate in the same stream. Even though, it is not mandatory to be a graduate in that exact field. If we take an example, in case of PhD in electronics, many educational institutes also consider a bachelor degree in architecture or a Master’s degree in Science/Math/IT/Computer Science or and MCA.
What You Do While pursuing a regular course in PhD, you are given an opportunity to work with other professors on a research topic and write a thesis at the end of your term. There is no well-defined working procedure; it entirely depends upon the methods of teacher as well as the student.
Timeline The minimum amount of time in which you can complete your PhD is 6 semesters. But as there is a lot of time and area of study is truly vast, generally students don’t finish it off in 6 semesters. They work on an idea until it is not being transformed into a concrete plan. There may also be case where after working on an idea, it does not output the result as promised. In this case, they can move on another topic. The maximum time which you can spend in order to earn a PhD is 14 semesters. It means, students have ample of time to thoroughly research the chosen topic. At the end of the term, all students are required to submit all their findings and research in the form of a thesis to the university.
Study and Teaching programs Researching on a particular topic for a long period of time might be monotonous sometimes. So, some universities also offer Study and Teaching Programs in which a PhD aspirant can teach a class at undergraduate or post-graduate level. Mostly, they are given to teach undergraduate level students so that the course load does not become a burden and they could focus on their research work as well.