Doctoral degrees

Doctoral degrees in the Department of Food Technology

It is possible in the Department of Food Technology at Fulda University of Applied Sciences to complete a doctorate in cooperation with a university in Germany or take part in an international doctoral degree programme.

Doctoral degrees in cooperation with universities

  • University of Kassel, Department of Organic Agricultural Sciences

Doctoral degrees working with other universities

  • For example, JLU University of Giessen, Goethe University Frankfurt,
    Christian Albrechts University of Kiel

Further information on doctoral funding at Fulda University of Applied Sciences is available by following this link: Promotionsförderung der Hochschule Fulda

You are also welcome to contact the professors if you are interested.

International doctoral degrees

After many years of ERASMUS cooperation between Fulda University of Applied Sciences and Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) in Ireland, it is now possible in the Department of Food Technology to take part in a joint international doctoral degree programme leading to the award of a Doctor of Science. Research in the biological and chemical, pharmaceutical and biotechnological science fields of food technology in particular can be incorporated in this doctoral programme.

The general conditions for participation in this doctoral programme are as follows:

  • As a basic requirement, candidates must have a very good Master’s degree in a relevant discipline.
  • The doctoral dissertation is generally written as part of a research project in the Department.
  • As a doctoral candidate, you must be enrolled in the School of Graduate Studies of the CIT through Fulda University of Applied Sciences. Enrolment here attracts a fee. However, this is generally covered by the thesis funding associated with the project.
  • Under this arrangement, you have a direct supervisor for your final dissertation at the CIT and at Fulda University of Applied Sciences. Your supervisor at Fulda University of Applied Sciences is your main contact.
  • You may also take part in the Ed4Life structured PhD programme in order to take relevant five credit courses at CIT, where necessary.
  • Candidates aim for two academic peer-reviewed publications within the scope of the thesis. 

For further information please contact:


Prof. Dr.

Christopher Beermann


Building 31 , Room 216
Prof. Dr.Christopher Beermann+49 661 9640-501
Consultation hours
Mon 09.00 – 11.00 (during semester break: please make an appointment)