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. 

There are currently no scholarships available, however it is always possible to apply with self- or non-funded PhD projects. A detailed research proposal outlining the specific aims and methods is mandatroy for such applications. Further information on application requirements as well as a detailed guide for submitting applications can be found here


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