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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:

Cologne Graduate School in Management, Economics and Social Sciences (CGS)

 

 

Application, Admission and Enrolment

Application Process

 

 

Contact
 

Your Contact Persons at the International Office:

Application, Admission, Enrolment and Counselling

Katharina Daun-Pignataro & Jan-Philipp Brinkmann
e-mail: international-doctoral-studentsSpamProtectionverw.uni-koeln.de

Consultation hours
Application, admission, enrolment, and counselling for enrolled doctoral students

Tuesday: 10 am - 12.30 pm
Wednesday: 4 pm - 6 pm

or by individual appointment: international-doctoral-studentsSpamProtectionverw.uni-koeln.de

In the SSC (Student Service Center) ground-floor

 

 

 
 
Services and Information for International Doctoral Students
 

 

 
Mentoring Programmes of the HR Development for Researchers

For female (doctoral) students with a primarily non-university career goal

Gender Mentoring-Agentur – for female students & doctoral candidates (GER/EN)

Erste Generation Promotion – for (doctoral) students with a non-academic background (GER)