Doing a cooperative doctorate at Koblenz University of Applied Sciences
The completion of a Master's programme at a university of applied sciences (UAS) entitles graduates to enrol in a doctoral programme at a German university or a university of applied sciences with the right to award doctoral degrees. The details – such as the average grade, subject fit and other necessary qualifications and knowledge – are determined in accordance with the doctoral degree regulations of the universities with the right to award doctoral degrees.
Koblenz University of Applied Sciences doesn’t have the right to award doctoral degrees. The professors of the university can supervise doctoral students but doctoral candidates need to have a first supervisor at another university in Germany or abroad with the right to award doctoral degrees. Hence a cooporative doctorate gives candidates access to two different institutions with their supporting infrastructure.
As of June 2023, 50 professors of Koblenz University of Applied Sciences are supervising 86 doctoral students in cooperation with 45 universities (7 of which are abroad).