Informing yourself about the application process
For some years now, doctoral studies in Göttingen have only been possible according to the model of structured doctoral studies. At the same time, every doctoral student becomes a member of a graduate school. It is possible to obtain a doctorate in all faculties via doctoral study programmes and doctoral programmes.
Doctoral programmeChoice of doctoral programme Application process
Before you decide to do your doctorate in Göttingen, you should make sure that you have the necessary language skills. Language skills are crucial for the successful completion of your doctorate and for your everyday life in Göttingen:
- Language requirements are specified in the doctoral and/or examination regulations. Inform yourself regarding these requirements at an early stage. Please bear in mind that even if an exemption from these language skillscan be obtained relatively easily by your supervisor from the examination offices, it is of no use to you if you are unable to communicate in everyday life and research.
- If you are pursuing your doctorate in an English-speaking research environment, but English is not your first language, you should determine at an early stage whether you can argue and formulate in English at a sufficiently high level to successfully write and defend your dissertation.
- Scholarship grantors also expect proof of German language skills at a B2 or C1 level.