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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Berlin Graduate School of Social Sciences (BGSS)

Berlin Graduate School of Social Sciences


The BGSS serves as the platform for international graduate training at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin’s Department of Social Sciences.

The graduate school´s mission is to train and promote doctoral researchers from Germany and abroad/the world for both scientific and professional careers. Doctoral researchers who participate in the training structure of the BGSS International Doctoral Program complete their doctoral degrees in either Sociology or Political Sciences.  The degree is awarded by Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

BGSS has been funded by the Excellence Initiative of the German Federal and State Governments via the German Research Association from 2007 - 2014.


Call for Applications 2019

Please find the CfA 2019 here (PDF).

  • BGSS International Doctoral Program (details)
  • Sess.EuroPhD (details)

The regular application period for all candidates for the academic year 2019 is until January 7, 2019, 12:00 noon (CET)Please complete your online application here.