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Structured doctoral program

Doctoral studies at Friedrich Schlegel Graduate School

Being part of a structured doctoral program means you are part of an interdisciplinary network and are closely mentored. The Graduate School’s structure allows for visits abroad that are integrated into the study schedule, you may organize workshops and invite guest lecturers, and you can participate in training workshops for transferable skills, or make use of career-specific mentoring.

The purpose of a structured doctoral program is to support its dissertations as effectively as possible. This “structure” includes various aspects:
  • a supervisor team of at least two PIs at FSGS, who will supervise the project (interdisciplinary) together.
  • an annual assessment of the progress and further project development in a team meeting with the supervisor team either at the end of the winter semester (by March 30 at the latest) or at the end of the summer semester (by September 30 at the latest).
  • the presentation of your own project in the colloquium in the presence of the supervisor team each winter semester.
  • various seminars, workshops, and consultations through the school’s faculty and visiting international scholars.
  • training and mentoring opportunities through Dahlem Research School (DRS) at Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt Graduate School at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, and FSGS. These are in cooperation with the MA degree course “Applied Literary Studies“ for “Transferable Skills,“ and exploration of career options.
  • support for conducting your own teaching events, insofar as the relevant institutes can facilitate this.
  • support for visits abroad.
  • support for organizing your own events and inviting guest speakers
Department of Philosophy and Humanities
Dahlem Research School
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft