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Application as a collegiate within the Integrated Track

After submitting the application for admission to doctoral studies, candidates may apply for a position as a collegiate in the “Integrated Track”, the structured doctoral model at the a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School. An application for a position as a collegiate is possible via a.r.t.e.s. access any time after you have submitted your application for admission to doctoral studies.

The structured doctoral model not only allows doctoral students to pursue their doctoral dissertation project in a lively interdisciplinary research environment but also offers excellent supervision and optimal working conditions, enabling doctoral students to complete a high-quality dissertation within three years. The programme starts each year in April. In order to be admitted to the Integrated Track, applicants must have obtained an average grade of at least 2.0 (according to the German grading system) and have to participate in a selection interview. The interviews take place in each semester by invitation. The admission to the Integrated Track is granted on April 1 of each year but participation in the course programme is possible immediately after the successful selection interview. The admissions committee of the Integrated Track decides upon all applications.

Collegiates do not receive funding from the a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School but are able to participate in the graduate classes and the curriculum of the Integrated Track. Moreover, collegiates have access to a variety of course options and the provision of travel expenses. Further information on the programme of the Integrated Track can be found here. Information on the funding programmes of the a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School can be found here.