Doctorate at Goethe University

Doctorate at GU

 Welcome and thank you for your interest in doctoral studies at Goethe-University.

The Goethe Welcome Centre will serve as your central point of contact and can give or arrange professional advice on all non-academic affairs.

In addition the Goethe Welcome Centre also supports the socio-cultural and linguistic integration of international doctoral candidates.

On the following pages, you will find information on the topics:

1) Services, which the GWC offers for doctoral candidates

2) Information on doctoral studies

3) Procedures for doctoral candidates, which include application, admission and university enrollment

4) Links

If you have any special needs or wishes, please feel free to contact us.

Please note!

Visiting doctoral students, who are not going to take their degree at GU, please contact the colleagues from the Goethe Welcome Centre for enrollment with the university well in advance.

Application deadlines are the following: 

For the winter semester June 15th and for the summer semester December 15th of each year.


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