TYPES OF MEMBERSHIPS
The Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences offers two types of memberships for students who wish to pursue doctoral studies:
- Regular doctoral students are full-time researchers funded either by BAGSS and the Excellence Initiative or by an external institution (e.g.the DAAD, other bodies funding doctoral studies based on academic excellence). Currently, we are offering only DAAD Scholarships for the summer term 2018.
+ You can find more information about the regular membership and the application procedure here.
- Prospective associate doctoral students (i.e. self-funded, e.g. by a position as a research assistant at the University of Bamberg or other local research institutes) 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 or receive a scholarship from another institution but do not receive funding from BAGSS. Candidates need to have found a supervisor from the BAGSS faculty when applying for an associate membership.
Please click here for more information about the associate membership.
In addition, outstanding graduates from an suitable Bachelor degree at the University of Bamberg can apply for fast-track access. The fast-track option allows early admission to the Graduate 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 and feel free to contact us. We are looking forward to receiving your application!