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Prospective Doctoral Students

Information for international graduates interested in earning a doctorate in Cologne

 
The University of Cologne offers numerous opportunities to obtain a doctorate: in structured programmes, in the traditional German individual doctorate under supervision as well as in cooperation with non-university research institutions.

 

"German PhDs have an excellent reputation and are internationally recognised."

Structured vs. individual PhD
 
 

 
 

Range of Studies

Browse through or Doctoral Programmes Guides to learn about the possibilities at the University of Cologne or contact the faculties directly:

 

 

Application, Admission and Enrolment

Bewerbungsprozess

 

 

Contact
 

Your Contact Persons at the International Office:

Application, Admission, Enrolment and Counselling

Katharina Daun-Pignataro & Benjamin Chardey
phone: +49-221-470-1392
e-mail: international-doctoral-students(at)verw.uni-koeln.de

Consultation hours:

Tuesday: 10 a.m. - 12.30 p.m.
Wednesday: 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.


or by individual appointment: international-doctoral-students(at)verw.uni-koeln.de

In the SSC (Student Service Center) ground-floor

 

 

Organise your stay in Cologne

 
 
Services and Information for International Doctoral Students