Below, you will find important information regarding your doctoral studies. In case you wish further information to be displayed here, please contact the CGS office.
According to the WiSo Faculty's 2015 Doctoral Regulations, each doctoral student is required to accumulate a minimum of 30 credit points, of which no more than 12 are allowed to be gained in research seminars or
Scholarship holders must accumulate a minimum of 30 ECTS in doctoral courses. These courses have to be graded. Attaining ECTS by participation in Research Seminars is not possible for Fellows. Exceptions are given to graduates from the Research Master only. Please submit a schedule of your courses during the second week of your first semester to your mentor/supervisor to be approved. Your courses should be passed predominantly at 1.7 or better. The CGS requires you to finish your course work within the first year of your studies.
If you are unsure what courses to take, please consult your supervisor first and then the CGS office.
By the end of their first year, fellows need to determine their first and second supervisor (see Ph.D. regulations). Please inform the Administration Office as soon as you have identified your supervisors.
Your dissertation may be cumulative or a monograph. In the case of a cumulative dissertation at least two articles should typically be submitted to a journal. If this is not the case, your supervisor should outline the reasons. We recommend that you also submit your papers to the CGS Working Paper Series. In general: your dissertation should include at least three papers and an introduction. If your dissertation does not include at least one single-author paper, your supervisor should submit a special advisory opinion delineating the amount of your own work/research.
Please contact you supervisor well in advance to plan the structure of your dissertation.
Fellows have to submit an annual report listing their publications (including submitted papers), research stays, conferences, etc. for approval to your supervisor(s). Annual reports should be sent to the Administration Office as well.
We encourage you to spend some time abroad at another university or any other relevant institution. If you plan to stay abroad, please submit a short statement describing the relevance for your dissertation accompanied by a short statement by your supervisor.