Doctoral Studies

The Fulda Graduate Centre of Social Sciences brings together doctoral students from all over the world and connects them with scholars from our partner network and beyond.

The project opens opportunities for international exchange by supporting the mobility of doctoral students, binational supervision, and international events.

Mobility Grants

By promoting incoming and outgoing mobility, we encourage graduate students to develop their international networks and profiles. The project provides grants in two funding lines:

  • for international events such as conferences or summer schools
  • for international research stays up to four months
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Building long lasting partnerships, the project establishes cotutelle-de-thèse procedures with our partner institutions.

Doctoral candidates will be supervised in close exchange between FGCSS and one international partner and awarded with a degree from both institutions.

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International Fulda Summer Schools


During the project period, the FGCSS will organise three international Summer Schools, inviting doctoral researchers and senior scholars from all over the world to Fulda.

The overarching topics will be Globalisation, European Integration, and Interculturality.

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Research topics:
Globalisation, European Integration and Interculturality

The interdisciplinary Doctoral Centre of Social Sciences combines the fields of sociology, political science, communication science, law and economics. The Centre is built on the foundation of social science research orientation, theory building and methodology.

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