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How to apply

Interested in becoming a member? Here's how to apply.

Candidates for the Graduate School ESGC must

  • hold an excellent recent university degree (Master or German Diploma) in a field relevant to the Graduate School
  • submit a written concept of the doctoral project
  • attach a one-page statement of motivation
  • present a declaration of the primary supervisor to accept the candidate
  • provide evidence of knowledge in the chosen working language (for those who do not speak English or German as a first language)


Please note the application deadlines (usually 2 dates per year). For further details refer to the application form.

Applications are screened and ranked by the Selection Committee board members of the Graduate School. The final decision is made by the Selection Committee.

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