Doctorate Degree Committee at the Faculty of Philosophy and Social Sciences:

Prof. Dr. Bernd Oberdorfer, Chairman

Prof. Dr. Christoph Weller, Vice Chairman

Prof. Dr. Hans Peter Brandl-Bredenbeck

Prof. Dr. Markus Dresel

Prof. Dr. Andreas Hartinger

Prof. Dr. Bernhard Hofmann

Prof. Dr. Eva Matthes

If you have any questions pertaining to the doctorate at our faculty you will find some common answers in our .


When you submit your (preliminary) application for enrollment, please use the forms down below.


We are currently working on uploading forms in English language.


Legally binding information concerning the doctorate degree at University of Augsburg is written in the „Allgemeine Promotionsordnung“ and „Promotionsordnung der Philosophisch-Sozialwissenschaftlichen Fakultät“ (only available in German at this time).





At the beginning of your degree

You have to sign an agreement with your supervisor at the beginning of your doctorate degree. This is a "Supervision agreement" that indicates the willingness of your supervisor to oversee your research process.. Please use the form included in the link below.

Furthermore you are free to decide if you want to register in a doctoral study program at the University Augsburg. However, this is not a prerequisite for the admission to doctorate degree at our faculty.

Graduiertenschule für Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften (GGS) [school of graduate studies for humanities, arts and social sciences] offers 15 structured progams in various academic disciplines. Goals of the programs include: structured qualifications at the national and international level, intensive supervision of your dissertation by various professors and multidisciplinary approaches to research. To achieve this, the school of graduate studies offers and organizes several interfaculty meetings and events.

Preliminary admission (binding partial decision)

During this step we will to check the prerequisites required for a doctorate degree at our faculty. This application is not mandatory but it will assist you in knowing if you have the necessary prerequisites to apply to the doctorate program at the GSS. You will also discover what other qualifications you still need before you can submit your application to (e.g. additionaly courses, language skills etc.).
If preliminary requirements have been met, admission to the doctorate program will be given during the next phase.

Application to doctoral admission

The final step of your doctorate degree: Please submit your application to doctoral admission and your dissertation at the Dean´s office. You will find a checklist of the documents which need to be submitted, along with our application form below.