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How do I find a doctoral supervisor and a topic for my dissertation? What options and financing concepts are there for writing my dissertation? How and where can I apply for a scholarship? What requirements do I have to adhere with regards to publishing my dissertation? What does the University of Cologne offer to doctoral candidates?

The graduate school offers counselling for these and all other questions you may have. This counselling is open to all doctoral candidates of the law faculty. On top of that, all those who are interested in becoming a doctoral candidate of our faculty are welcome for initial counselling.  This can be in the form of a personal conversation, via telephone or email. If you are interested in personal counselling, please contact us for an appointment.

Contact: Tel.: +49 (0)221 470-3742, E-Mail: jura-graduiertenschule(at)