Application

To enter either the international doctoral programme in history or independent doctoral studies, you have to apply for acceptance as a doctoral student in the Department of History. Acceptance is decided by the Department's PhD commission.

You can submit applications for the international doctoral programme in history up to the 15th of January or the 15th of June each year. Applications to the BGHS must be addressed to the BGHS application portal; applications for an independent PhD are accepted by the Dean's office of the Faculty of History, Philosophy, and Theology.

To be accepted for doctoral studies in history, you need a letter from a professor in the Faculty of History, Philosophy, and Theology confirming that she or he has agreed to supervise your work. You can find information on all further access requirements in the Regulation of doctoral studies at the Faculty of History, Philosophy, and Theology.

You will need the following documents for your application:

Accepted doctoral students must register as doctoral students at Bielefeld University?s Studierendensekretariat (Student office) and complete a supervision agreement with their first supervisor.