Monday, February 27, 2012

Cologne Graduate School in Management, Economics and Social Sciences


CGS admits up to 10 fellows a year. Students are admitted by the Board of CGS based on their grades, expertise and availability of a potential supervisor.

To be admitted, students must hold a Master’s Degree or a Diploma in a discipline relevant to the curriculum and research interests of CGS. Relevant disciplines are Economics, Management, Finance, Social/Political Sciences, Energy Economics/Policy, Econometrics/Statistics and related fields. Candidates must have a proven record of academic excellence and belong to the top 10% in their respective field.
Students submit their doctoral thesis in German or English to the Department of Economics and Social Sciences of the University of Cologne. The degree awarded is a German “Dr. rer. pol.”

Academic Advisors
During the program, doctoral students are advised by a member of the CGS-faculty. Applicants are strongly advised to consult the list of faculty prior to their application to ensure potential supervision once accepted. Once accepted, students are asked to find a supervisor no later than by the end of their first year of studies.

Application Schedule 2012
February 15 – April 30th
Application period for fellowships starting October 2012
April 30th
Application Deadline
May 1/2 2012
Candidates will be notified whether they will be invited for an interview
May 4/7  2012
Interviews with selected candidates in Cologne
mid May 2012
Notification of acceptance or rejection
October 1st
Beginning of fellowships

For further details please see Description: Application.

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