A successful application is necessary for admission to the IMPRS-SHH. PhD students are usually offered an employment contract with the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History or FSU. There is a supervision agreement between every PhD student and her/his main supervisors.  This is necessary for the next step: the admission as a doctoral candidate of a “Fakultät” of FSU (see below). Each PhD student has to decide from which “Fakultät” he/she wants to receive her/his degree. At least one of her/his supervisors must belong to or be connected with this Fakultät.

PhD students apply for the admission to a particular “Fakultät” via Doc-in. Doc-in  is the online registration system for doctoral candidates at FSU.

PhD students of the IMPRS-SHH can but are not required to enroll at FSU. Enrollment is not compulsory, but it offers a whole range of advantages, cf. here.