International Doctoral Programme Environment Water (ENWAT)
University of Stuttgart
The University of Stuttgart is one of the leading technically oriented universities in Germany with global significance. Located centrally in an economically strong region with vast cultural integration, the university sees itself as a hub of university-based, extramural and industrial research. Furthermore, it takes a role as a leader in research-based teaching, focused on quality and holism. The university is dedicated to researching and strengthening the interfaces between technology, society and culture in an interdisciplinary manner, defined as the "Stuttgart Way". This means the integration of engineering, natural sciences, humanities and social sciences based on the fundamentals of cutting-edge research at a disciplinary level.
The University of Stuttgart implements innovative concepts in research and teaching in order to provide knowledge and strategies for a meaningful and sustainable development. It focuses on basic research that is both knowledge-oriented and application-related. To facilitate this research, the university is actively part of regional, national and international research networks.
The university is committed to the principle of unity between research and teaching. Students acquire knowledge, expertise and the power of judgement, in accordance with the guidelines of scientific research and awareness. The university fosters fascination for the sciences, supporting its students and junior researchers at all stages of their careers. It promotes independent thinking and provides an environment for responsible action. In doing so, the university educates individuals into exceptional experts who think integratively and globally and act responsibly in the sciences, economics and society.
ENWAT (Environment Water) is facilitated by the Civil and Environmental Engineering Sciences Department at University of Stuttgart. It is an international doctoral programme in the field of Environment Water (ENWAT) and hosts, at present, roughly 50 doctoral candidates. At the moment, five different institutions within the faculty participate in the programme. The course content is very broad and the specific subject of the dissertation depends on the institute. For research subjects, please see our website:
The ENWAT programme itself aims to prepare you thoroughly, as a doctoral candidate, for your dissertation research through classes and workshops taught by faculty or guest lecturers. Participation in a seminar where research progress is discussed with all ENWAT doctoral students and supervisors is mandatory and takes place twice a year. Additionally, recruiting a co-adviser as well as the preparation of a research proposal and framework should be undertaken at an early stage within the programme.
Costs of living
Living expenses amount to about 750 EUR per month. You will have to demonstrate that you have sufficient finances to cover your living expenses for 12 months. EU citizens may apply for state guaranteed loans during the time of enrolment. For more information, see the links on our websites, which are given below.
Academic Admission Requirements
- "Good" or better MSc, Dipl-Ing or equivalent "Diplom" as accepted by University of Stuttgart and a profound knowledge of the fields of environment and water or a relevant dissertation project
- very good knowledge of English (e.g., TOEFL, IELTS test)
- consent from a member of the faculty to supervise the thesis (the contacts will be established by ENWAT)
- two letters of reference by professors who know the candidate well enough to judge her or his ability to perform a doctoral research OR one letter by an ENWAT faculty member willing to supervise the candidate's thesis
Adequate knowledge of the English language is required for admission to the programme. This prerequisite can be fulfilled through the submission of either:
TOEFL test results indicating a minimum score of 213 points (CB)
IELTS test results indicating an Academic Band score of 6.5
Proof that the candidate's native language is English
Proof that the candidate has successfully completed a university course (e.g., BSc or MSc) taught in English
International students without prior knowledge of the German language must attend intensive German language courses preceding the programme.
For more information click "LINK TO ORIGINAL" below.