Friedrich Schlegel Graduate School (FSGS) has been funded by the Excellence Initiative (DFG) since 2007. From 2017 on, FSGS offers two different formats within the structured doctorate program:
1. doctoral positions
The doctoral positions are coupled with a travel budget and allow for funding requests to be made to the school’s board for academic events. All applicants must provide proof of financial support via a scholarship or academic post by summer 2018.
2. project scholarships
The project scholarships support master’s students in developing a doctoral dissertation exposé with the goal of obtaining PhD funding. They begin in June 2018. International students are strongly encouraged to apply.
Please find further information on the application process here (only in German).
Advertisements are issued once a year on our website, in DIE ZEIT, on academics.de and further European online services. The advertisement is announced in October. Application deadline is 15th December. The online application platform will open on Novmber 6th at 9 am and remain active until the deadline. Please note that the application platform and form are available in German only.
Following the review of the applications in January you will get notified in case your application cannot be considered on formal grounds.
Every formally accepted application enters an internal assessment procedure in January. In March, the admission committee chooses approximately 30 applicants based on the internal votes who are invited for the selection interviews in March/April. In case you have not been chosen, you will be notified promptly.
The selection interviews take place in March/April. Every applicant gets the opportunity to present his or her project orally in 5-10 minutes. A discussion of about 10-15 minutes follows. The supervisors mentioned in your applications are invited to this interview. You do not need to bring your application documents with you.
In any case, you will be notified promptly after the selection interviews.
If you are offered a project scholarship, it will start in June 2018.
Doctoral positions will start in October 2018.