skip to content


The a.r.t.e.s. Integrated Track is open to graduates in the arts and humanities who completed their university studies with distinctions and wish to pursue a doctorate directly or shortly after attaining their degree. We pay particular attention to the orientation phase before the doctoral student actually begins his or her project. Every year, we call for proposals and award scholarships of 1,400 Euros per months for up to six semesters. Participation in the Integrated Track is open to scholarship holders as well as members who do not receive a scholarship ("collegiates"). All members take part in the Graduate School’s regular programme.

The Integrated Track is divided into different graduate classes that cover the entire spectrum of disciplines offered at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. With regard to structure as well as content, the model is very successful in addressing the complex challenges students often face in pursuing a doctorate in the humanities. The unique variety of disciplines offered at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities creates ideal conditions for truly interdisciplinary, lively and open-minded exchange.

The Integrated Track of the a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School for the Humanities Cologne is based on the experiences and structures of the a.r.t.e.s. Research School (2008–2012), which was funded by the state of North Rhine-Westphalia.