Students and Diploma Students at the HZDR

Due to its modern and, within the European scale, unique research facilities the HZDR as the largest research center of the newly formed German states offers first-class conditions for practical training periods and dissertations. The eight institutes are engaged in interdisciplinary research within all natural-scientific fields as well as in medicine and pharmacology. Furthermore, studies in the engineering field and information science are also possible.

Diploma and Master Students

Dissertations in all the natural-scientific and engineering fields may be written at the HZDR. Offers for various themes can be found on the web-sites of the institutes. See:


Students usually work as assistants in practical research at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf. Clearly described scientific problems arising from the current research themes of the HZDR should be solved nearly independently in close cooperation with experienced tutors. Those projects can also be investigated within a long-term activity accompanying the studies. Naturally, student traineeships can also be absolved at the HZDR.

Additionaly international student's have the oppurtinity to apply for our annual Summer Students Program. In this program the students are invited to join our research teams for the period between July and September to work and research at any one of the HZDR’s eight individual institutes.


Here you will find current offers for students.

Nothing suitable? You can apply also online initiative for practical training periods as well as bachelor, master and diploma theses.

It is also advisable to contact a scientist, subject or institute director beforehand in order to agree on the specific design of the subject and the period of work.

The application should contain:

  • an application letter with personal information and an expression of interest
  • curriculum vitae (tabulated)
  • copy of the recent certificates, diplomas and references