Below you can find an overview of selected administrative topics.
Upon acceptance as PhD Fellow at the Cologne Graduate School, it is your duty to enroll yourself as a doctoral student at the University of Cologne with the beginning of your doctoral studies. The process of enrollment, is displayed in a simplified form in the illustration below.
Further information (e.g., on what documents and forms you need to bring) can be found here:
Admission to doctoral studies: https://www.wiso.uni-koeln.de/en/research/doctorates/general-information/
During your first year, we require that you be in your CGS office four days a week. In cases of continuous, non-approved absence, we will stop payment of the fellowship.
With the end of your first year, you will have to find an office at your supervisor's chair. Please inform your supervisor well in advance. In case you encounter difficulties finding a new office, please contact the CGS office.
You may take an additional job starting with your second semester, given that you successfully completed at least three doctoral courses. This job should be conducive to your research/dissertation and must not exceed 8 hours per week. Please note that you should not earn more than an additional EUR 6.000 a year. Before taking an additional job, please ask for a written permit by the CGS administration.