Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Department of Social Sciences - Berlin Graduate School of Social Science

Registration at the faculty as doctoral student (Promotionsanmeldung)

Formal registration as a doctoral candidate at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

(Zulassung zur Promotion)


In order to be able to register officially as a doctoral student at Humboldt-Universität, you have to be formally accepted by the Fakultät.

Documents needed

  • Exposé  (2 pages) plus bibliography (list of the most relevant references) signed by supervisor
  • CV
  • Form signed by supervisor and doctoral researcher
  • Copy of certificate of MA or diploma
  • Supervision Agreement
  • Membership prolongation letter


BGSS doctoral researchers do not need to register before starting at Humboldt-Universität. For the first enrolment the BGSS Membership Confirmation is sufficient. The official registration as a doctoral student is usually done after the successful completion of the first year at the BGSS.

Contact Person

Frau Kerstin Ludwig

Email k.ludwig(at)

Phone 2093 66153

Georgenstr. 47, Room 133

Forms & Further Information