Law - Promotion

Who is eligible for doctoral studies at the faculty of law of the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen?

The following prerequisites apply for doctoral studies at the faculty of law of the University of Göttingen:

  • University qualification
  • Matriculation for doctoral studies
  • Passing the first state exam in law at least with "fully satisfactory".

Foreign graduates may be approved for doctoral studies at the faculty if they have achieved a Master degree at a German university and the Master thesis has been graded at least "good (2.0)". For application, you might use the

Structured doctoral studies

The faculty of law, social sciences and economic faculty, as well as the faculty of agricultural sciences and the faculty for forestry and forest ecology are founding members of the Göttinger Graduiertenschule Gesellschaftswissenschaften (GGG), combining graduate training of the five faculties to permit graduates structured training of high technical quality and excellent support.
The GGG uses the wide technical range of its five founding faculties to make the doctoral students a wide offer of methods and interdisciplinary approaches, as well as a great number of disciplinary intensification options. One of these offers is the annual method week.
Within the GGG, there is the option of achieving one's doctorate in the doctoral course of studies Biodiversity and society" and the graduate college 1507 "Expert cultures of the 12th to 16th century".