The Law Faculty of the Georg-August University Göttingen welcomes the application of students pursuing a doctorate degree in the fields of international law, European law and comparative law and intending to write their doctoral thesis in English.
By providing courses for academic research and additional skills the Public International Law programme will help students to gain an in-depth understanding of international law in general and their field of specialization in particular.
The University of Göttingen and the Institute of International and European Law have a strong tradition in international law which dates back to 1737. Today, the Institute covers research in many fields of international law, such as general international law, human rights law, international economic and environmental law, European law and international criminal law.
The doctoral candidates will be fully integrated into the academic life of the Institute of International and European Law and will benefit from and contribute to the intellectual exchange there.
- Doctoral Colloquium: on current developments of Public International Law (Human Rights - International Economic and Environmental Law - International Criminal Law)
- Seminar for Doctoral Students
- Discussion groups
- Cases and Developments in Public International Law
- Cases and Developments in International Criminal Law
- Cases and Developments in International Economic Law
- Public International Law
- Individuals in Public International Law
- 36 months
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PhD students can enroll throughout the year.
DisciplinesCivil & Private Law Public Law
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Master's degree with very good grades in the natural sciences or mathematics, including a Master's thesis with a minimum duration of six months.
- English proficiency
- Optional: references
Living costs for Göttingen
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
Updated in the last 9 months
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