Information for Doctoral Training

Start your PhD with GRADE at Goethe University Frankfurt am Main

Information for international candidates who are planning to do their PhD at Goethe University Frankfurt am Main.

» Click here to get the flyer.

Quality standards for doctoral procedures at universities in Hesse

To establish consistent quality guidelines, the Hessian universities have agreed on common standards. They have been documented in the following papers:

» KHU Recommendation for Cooperative Doctorates

» KHU Appendix Quality Standards

General Conditions for the Doctoral Regulations of Goethe University Frankfurt am Main

For a doctoral procedure at one of the faculties of Goethe University, the general conditions for doctoral regulations, which became operative in December 2012, have to be met.

» Doctoral Regulations (Rahmenpromotionsordnung)

Podcast "Doktorieren und andere Unfälle"

Join two PhD students from the Department of Social Psychology at the Institute of Psychology on their very different "PhD journeys".

How can I get a doctoral position? What do I have to consider? How to find a suitable research topic? What opportunities and difficulties will I encounter? The first episode of this podcast series will cover possible answers to these questions.

» Podcast (in German)

Doctoral Training in the 21st Century

A question-and-answer session with Prof. Maresi Nerad concerning the quality of graduate schools and doctoral training programs.


» The interview

Requirements for Quality Assurance in Doctoral Education – Position Paper

The German Council of Science and Humanities (Wissenschaftsrat) has provided a clarifying statement on the public debate about quality assurance in doctoral education.

» The position paper