Institut für Public Health

Doctoral studies at the Heidelberg Institute of Public Health

The Institute of Public Health Heidelberg offers doctoral projects towards a Dr. sc. hum. degree for postgraduate students and towards a Dr. med. degree for German medical students and medical graduates. On the following pages you will find a description of the programs, prerequisites and application procedures. In the information section you might find first answers on your questions regarding a doctorate degree at our Institute.

Dr. sc. hum.

The Institute of Public Health of Heidelberg University offers doctoral studies towards the degree  "Doctor scientiarum humanarum" - comparable to a Ph.D. in English-speaking countries. Our international community at the Institute provides you with a productive and varied learning and research environment. Besides, the University and the Medical Faculty offer a wide range of additional academic and social activities.

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Dr. med.

Are you a German medical student or medical graduate interested in social questions and global health? Doing your Dr. med. research project at our institute gives you the possibility to think outside of the box. Our national and international projects cover a wide range of topics and methods, which prepare you for future research as a medical doctor.


Foreign medical doctors can also study towards a Dr. med. degree, but should follow the Institute's application guidelines for Dr. sc. hum above!


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Additional information

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