Doctoral Studies


Thank you for your interest in a doctorate at the Department of Social Sciences at Goethe University. Below you will find an overview of the doctorate, in particular the requirements, the procedure and the publication.

Dear applicant, please submit your documents by post or during office hours on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:00 - 12:00.

Registering as a doctoral candidate

​Acceptance as a doctoral candidate


Doctoral examination procedure

Thesis publication

Doctoral Degree Certificate

GRADE - Goethe Research Academy for Early Career Researchers

GRADE is the central research academy of the Goethe University and offers multi-disciplinary qualification programs, guidance, and support to researchers during the early stages of their careers. Early Career Researchers can participate in our comprehensive training program in the areas of Inter-/Transdisciplinarity and Intercultural Competence, Science, Management, Career and Languages. 

We also offer several other support and service options for your research, career and personal development: Networking events, individual consulting, funding opportunities, and much more.

...visit the GRADE homepage

Important Information

Submission Dates

The Submission Dates for all applications are 15.01., 15.03., 15.06. and 15.09. each year. You will receive the decision approximately six weeks later.


Simone Milla

Room:  2.G152

Tel: (069) 798-36568


Dean's Office Department of Social Sciences

PEG Building

Theodor-W.-Adorno-Platz 6  

60323 Frankfurt am Main

Open consultation hours:

Mondays and Wednesdays 10:00-12:00 or with individual appointment