About The Program


Each PhD student works on a specific research project and is jointly supervised by two supervisors. A multidisciplinary study schedule, including courses on the theoretical background of the research topics, practical work in performance diagnosis, teaching and transferable skills courses complements the program.

The Institute of Sports and Preventive Medicine at the Saarland University is the main research and teaching environment. It is a licensed FIFA (Féderation International of Football Association) Medical Centre of Excellence and a Medical Examination Centre of the German Olympics Sports Federation (DOSB). Due to activites with highly trained football players and the long-term extensive cooperation with the German Football Federation (DFB) it offers a profound expertise in football science and medical care for athletes and patients.

The scholarships provide the opportunity to work at a FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence and offer the acquisition of high-level expertise in football science. Furthermore, doctoral researchers have the opportunity of participating in a stimulating foreign cultural and scientific context through the opportunities for additional research visits at the partner institutes.

There are currently no scholarships available, however it is always possible to apply with self- or non-funded PhD projects. Self- or non-funded project applications can be submitted throughout the year without a specific deadline to the following e-mail address as a single pdf file. For detailed information about application requirements see requirements for applications. Please note that a setailed research proposal outlining the specific aims and methods of the proposed project is mandatory for such applications.