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".

On request, the faculty council may grant exception from this. The request for release from approval conditions according to the promotion regulations (PDF) can be submitted without any specified form. Please use the form "Application Annex" (PDF) as an annex.

Doctoral studies of foreign graduates

Foreign graduates may be approved for doctoral studies at the faculty if they have achieved a Magister degree at a German university in one exam section (Magister paper or oral exam) has been assessed at least "gut".

For other requirements for doctoral studies at our faculty, see the promotion regulations (PDF).

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".