Academic requirements

The entry level for PhD students is a Master’s degree or equivalent. It is not necessary to hold the degree at the time of application. However, you should have been awarded your degree by your start in the program.

Keep in mind that we are seeking enthusiastic PhD students with strong interests in the highly interdisciplinary science of human history and with a firm background in one of the related fields of research. Therefore let us know:

  • Your motivation (max. 800 words)
  • Your curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Your certificates (as scans and with translations if they are not written in English or German)
  • Two recommendation letters

Language requirements

Applicants need to be fluent in written and spoken English. Non-native speakers should provide a TOEFL/ Cambridge/ IELTS certificate or equivalent. German language skills are not mandatory. However, the IMPRS-SHH offers the opportunity to take German language courses.