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Shape your passion into a career.

With our ProMotion Programme for PhD students.

We offer PhD students the opportunity to realise their promotion in cooperation with the BMW Group. The dissertation is a relevant step on the way to a scientific career – which you can create with us. In cooperation with experienced mentors, you will have the opportunity to combine passion and scientific competencies with real-life challenges and thereby help to shape the future of mobility. As a PhD student, you will have the chance to qualify yourself with your dissertation for a further career at the BMW Group, to promote your chosen specialist area in our company and to position yourself for your aspired career. We support you financially as well as professionally – with many excellent trainings and development opportunities.



BMW Group Career Students and graduates Doctoral programme PhD overview of programme modules

General conditions and doctoral candidate contract.

  • As a participant in the BMW Group ProMotion programme, you will receive a doctoral candidate contract with a term of three years, and will receive support in the amount of 2,712 euros gross per month.
  • Your contact for general questions about the ProMotion programme and the acceptance process is the programme director. Your specialist contact will be your departmental supervisor, with whom you will meet once a year to discuss the progress of your thesis and your personal development.
  • You also have the option of a personal mentor as a contact and coach.
  • After completing your doctoral degree, you can apply to BMW internal job adds worldwide. Taking part in the programme, you have the best possible chances to start a professional career at the BMW Group.

Your way into the programme.

Your application should reach us four months prior to your desired start date at the latest. Please apply online only. Before signing the contract, all essential questions about your PhD should be clarified with the supervising professor and the BMW specialist department.

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