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Bielefeld Graduate School

in History and Sociology

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Forms & Templates

Statement of Consent

Before prospective doctoral researchers submit their application to the BGHS, a professor of either the Faculty of Sociology or the History Department has to agree to supervise the dissertation project by filling in the form "Statement of Consent". The form can be attached to the application or directly sent to the BGHS

Supervision Agreement

The student-supervisor relationship is governed by the supervision agreement made between the doctoral candidate, the supervisor and the director of the Graduate School. You must sign this agreement to become a BGHS member.

Guidelines for the supervision of doctoral projects

The guidelines offer suggestions for creating a reliable supervisory relationship and aim to prevent student-supervisor conflicts through the timely clarification of mutual expectations. According to the rules of good scientific practice, Bielefeld University has appointed an Ombudsperson.

Applications for beginning the doctoral examination process


Part-time status

Certificate of attendance

Financial assistance

Travel costs




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