Scope, Duration, and Title
You can do a doctorate in many different subjects at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. The doctorate revolves around writing a thesis demonstrating your ability to do independent scholarly research. You also complete modules earning a total of 12 ECTS credits.
The maximum duration of doctoral studies is six years. This also applies if you’re doing your doctorate part-time. This period begins with your admission to doctoral studies and ends with conferral of the doctoral degree. The clock is stopped each time you deregister, and restarts once you re-matriculate. The duration of your doctoral studies can be extended upon application.
After you’ve successfully completed the doctoral level, the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences confers the title of Doctor of Philosophy. The title is Dr. phil. (equivalent to PhD in English).
Here you’ll find an overview of all the PhD subjects currently offered at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. For more information on each subject you can visit the institute and department websites.
Costs and Funding Options
You’ll find information on the enrollment and semester fees for doctoral candidates on the Fees and Contributions page.
The Graduate School does not fund grants or fellowships, teaching positions, printing expenses, or enrollment fees for PhD students. However, doctoral students can apply for financial support for short research trips, for copy editing or translation costs as well as for self-organised working groups through the Graduate School. Information on this can be found on the Financial Support page.
Authorization for Examinations and Supervision of Doctoral Studies
More information on the authorization for examinations and supervision of doctoral studies you find here.