Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Political Theory

Criteria for PhD admissions

Prof. Volk is currently not in the position to take on further doctorates. You must therefore be prepared for a rejection. Should you still wish to discuss your doctorate with me, the following documents, including current contact information, must be submitted no later than one week before the office hour.

  • CV including teaching experience and publications (if applicable)
  • Copy of your university degree certificate
  • outline of the PhD project (including preliminary table of contents and time plan)
  • sample copy of publication or chapter of MA thesis (only electronic resources)

Please note that the admission as a PhD candidate at the faculty requires a MA degree in social/political sciences with excellent grades. We will invite you to present your project in the PhD class on the basis of the project proposal you handed in. After this discussion a final decision about the supervision will be taken. Please address your requests to