The Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences offers two types of memberships for students wishing to pursue doctoral studies:
- Regular doctoral students are full-time researchers funded either through BAGSS and the Excellence Initiative or by an external institution (e.g., other bodies funding doctoral studies based on academic excellence). For those students wishing to apply for funding through BAGSS (the Starter Scholarship) please note that there are specific deadlines, which are regularly published on our website. Applicants who have been granted external funding can apply all year round.
+ You can find more information about the regular membership and the application procedure here.
- Prospective associate doctoral students (i.e. self-funded) are usually already enrolled as doctoral candidates at the University of Bamberg. They may, for example, be employed as lecturers or researchers, work on their thesis part-time but do not receive funding from BAGSS. Applicants applying for an associate membership do need to have found a supervisor from the BAGSS faculty before they apply.
Please click here for more information about the associate membership.
In addition, outstanding graduates from an appropriate BA at the University of Bamberg can apply for fast-track access. The fast-track option allows early admission to the School, with formal access depending on the completion of a suitable Master's degree at the University of Bamberg. For further information on the fast-track option, please contact us directly.
Please read the instructions carefully as only accurate and complete applications will be considered. For any remaining questions, please have a look at the FAQ or feel free to contact us. We are looking forward to receiving your application!