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Doctoral Studies

Applying for and beginning your doctoral studies at the University of Bonn 

1. Identify your dissertation topic.
2. Research professors to find possible supervisors with a connection to your dissertation topic.
3. Contact a professor by email to introduce yourself, your research interests, and your desire to study at the University of Bonn with them as your doctoral supervisor (Doktorvater). This prospective Doktorvater is responsible for granting acceptance to a doctorate.
4. Once accepted by your supervisor, you will then discuss any required leveling work (usually in ancient languages) and what may be needed prior or during your doctoral studies.
5. Completion of appropriate paperwork (given by supervisor).

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