PhD student income

The GDCh doctoral student survey

Are chemistry doctoral candidates paid decently at German universities? Or do they work their way from one six-month contract to the next? Are there enough state or third-party funding agencies or grants? Is it an exception that the position or the scholarship has already expired and doctoral students finish their doctorate ?on unemployment benefit? or is this the rule now? Do you live from your parents or even from Hartz IV? Do you have to wait on the side to make ends meet?

The GDCh pursued these questions in 2016 and asked Doktrand: people with degrees in chemistry, biochemistry, food chemistry chemistry, etc. between the ages of 24 and 33 who were doing their doctorate in Germany during the survey period.

The detailed analysis of the survey was published in the October 2016 edition of Nachrichten aus der Chemie from page 1012 and is published in the Wiley Online Library.

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