International PhD Program Science and Health in Football


The international doctoral program Science and Health in Football is hosted by the Institute of Sports and Preventive Medicine at Saarland University, Saarbruecken (Germany). Close collaborations are established with the Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg, the University of Technology in Sydney (Australia), Edith-Cowan University in Perth (Australia), the Oslo Sports Trauma Research Centre (Norway) and the University of Basle (Switzerland). The University of Technology Sydney and Saarland University further agreed on a shared PhD program offering the possibility for a double degree from both Universities. The progam aims at improving the scientific approach to football, in particular at evaluating its potential health benefits and at further developing training standards and performance diagnosis for elite football players. 

The institute is currently advertising two new scholarships on the following projects: Development of an Automatic Evaluation System of Match and Training Performance (in cooperation with the German FA (DFB)); Load Monitoring in Elite Youth Football (in cooperation with Liverpool John Moores University). To download a PDF file of the advertisment please click on the picture below. Further information on application requirements as well as a detailed guide for submitting applications can be found here

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About the program
Requirements for applications
Guide for submitting applications
PhD projects
Fees & Insurances
Current students projects