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Faculty of InternationalSample Institute

Earning a Doctorate in Cologne



Guideline for doctoral candidates

Thank you very much for your interest in the University of Cologne!

On this site you will find a guideline for planning, preparing and conducting your research project in Cologne succesfully.



Your Contact at the International Office


Application, Admission and Enrolment

From 1 August on individual counselling takes place during the following hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 
10 am - 12.30 pm

4 - 6 pm

There will be no counselling on Fridays.

Contact persons: Lisa Brüning / Kordula Corvest
Phone: +49-221-470-1661 (Monday to Friday from 9 am - 10 am)
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Office hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 10 am - 12.30 pm


Contact person: Katharina Daun-Pignataro
Phone: +49-221-470-1392
E-Mail: k.daun(at)

Contact person: Benjamin Chardey
Phone: +49-221-470-7949
E-Mail: b.chardey(at)

Office hours:
Tuesday: 10 am - 12.30 pm and by appointment


Contact (Faculties)

Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences

Contact: Ms. Dr. Dagmar Weiler
Phone: +49-221-470-6070
Fax: +49-221-470-1229
E-Mail: weiler(at)

Graduate School of the Faculty of Law

Contact: Dr. Martin Piazena
Phone: +49-221-470-3742
E-Mail: jura-graduiertenschule(at)

Faculty of Medicine

Contact: Ms. Andrea Karadag
Phone: +49-221-478-5354
Fax: +49-221-478-6276

E-Mail: andrea.karadag(at)

Faculty of Arts and Humanities - Central PhD Office of 
a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School for the Humanities Cologne

Contact: Ms. Dr. Artemis Klidis-Honecker
Phone: +49-221-470-1969
E-Mail: artemis.klidis-honecker(at)

Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences

Contact: Ms. Karin Gotzmann
Phone: +49-221-470-4225
Fax: +49-221-470-6927
E-Mail: math-nat-fakultaet(at)  

Faculty of Human Sciences

Contact: Ms. Karin Schüller
Phone: +49-221-470-4619
E-Mail: karin.schueller(at)