Application DocumentsThe application for admission for a summer semester must be submitted in hardcopy to the Office of the Dean of Studies of the Faculty of Social Sciences by 15th of March.
The application for admission for a winter semester must be submitted in in hardcopy to the Office of the Dean of Studies of the Faculty of Social Sciences by 15th of September.
The following documents should be attached to the form for application of admission (§ 4, Admission Rules and Regulations):
a) Certified copies of certificates of study and transcripts (if necessary as certified translation in German or English) in order to prove that the qualifications are fulfilled.
b) A declaration stating whether the applicant has previously completed a doctoral programme or examination, or is in the process of completing it (this declaration is a part of the application form).
c) A CV written in German or English containing information on the applicant’s date and place of birth, nationality, and university education.
d) An exposé describing the subject, the problem, the research objective, and the methodological approach, as well as a timetable.
e) A positive assessment of the exposé issued by the supervisor.
f) The confirmation by the supervisor that he or she is going to supervise the doctoral thesis (“confirmation of supervision”). Most potential supervisors will ask for a brief written proposal of the planned doctoral thesis to decide about supervision. Contact your potential supervisor early enough to get further information.
g) Proof of German or English language proficiency.