Prospective Graduate Students
In addition to the foundational programme of the Gießener Graduiertenzentrum Kulturwissenschaften (GGK), Gießen offers the possibility of applying to a number of structured paths that culminate in a doctoral degree. You'll find more detailed information for each on the sites of the International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC), the International PhD Programme for Literary and Cultural Studies (IPP), and the European PhDnet Literary and Cultural Studies (PhDnet). If you still have questions, contact us directly!
If you'd like a person-to-person consultation for general information about earning a doctorate, financing your studies, and various models of a PhD programme, the Graduate Centre regularly offers PhD consultation hours for prospective students.
Every year in January, coinciding with the GCSC's scholarship announcements, the centre organizes an open house: GCSC Information Day. The programme of events will be posted online in a timely fashion. We look forward to your visit!
At our graduate centre you can expect a diversified docket of programmes, from consultations and career development, to the courses offered by the Teaching Centre and Career Services, and, for those enroled who are also raising a family, specific information on networking and advising opportunities offered by our programme for Combining Carreer & Family.