Global Structures in Geometry and Analysis
Study program
Open positions

Applicants for a fellowship should hold - or be close to completing - a university degree in mathematics comparable to a Diplom or Masters degree, with grades above average.

The applicants should be able to demonstrate their potential of completing a doctoral thesis within a reasonable time frame. Thus, before any official application to the Graduiertenkolleg, the applicants should have already established contact with a possible future Ph.D. advisor. The research group advisors are listed in the "Research" tab above.

Your application should include:

  • your curriculum vitae
  • copies of your academic degree certificates
  • a copy of your Diplom- or Master's Thesis (possibly in preliminary form)
  • a summary of your previous scientific work
  • a statement explaining your project or your interest in the subject of the Graduiertenkolleg
  • two letters of recommendation from your professors or faculty; these letters should be sent directly to the speaker of the Graduiertenkolleg

All documents should be supplied in either German or English language, and submitted in electronic form - preferably in PDF format - to the following email address:

Letters of recommendation and documents which are not available in electronic form should be mailed to

Graduiertenkolleg Globale Strukturen
Mathematisches Institut der Universität Köln
Weyertal 86-90
50931 Köln

Impressum Eine Einrichtung der DFG und des Mathematischen Instituts der Universität Köln