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Visiting doctoral students

The Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences (WiSo Faculty) is pleased to welcome doctoral students from our international partner universities for study and research visits in Cologne. As a visiting doctoral student, you can attend the Faculty's doctoral courses and the annual summer school. You also have access to the Faculty's research resources and will be provided with a workplace. With the appropriate qualification, you may also be able to participate in one of the Faculty's current research projects.

Key features of the WiSo Faculty:

  • Committed scientists with top credentials in Germany's economic and social science research landscape
  • An impressive variety of specialisations and research fields
  • A combination of deep theoretical understanding and methodological expertise and a direct connection with practice
  • A unique network of research resources and institutes
  • A long-standing tradition of international student exchanges with partner universities worldwide
  • The cosmopolitan media city Cologne, which offers an exciting mix of education, culture and entertainment

If you would like more information on the application process, the Cologne Graduate School (CGS) – the Faculty's structured doctoral programme – will be pleased to assist you.