Visiting PhD researchers

If you are planning to come to us as a visiting PhD, the first step is to identify and find a member of the Hertie School Faculty who is willing to supervise and support you during your stay at the school. Afterwards, please send your application to the PhD Team; find more information below. 

Visiting PhD researchers are welcome to participate in the academic activities of the Hertie School (research colloquia and events). They may also participate in a variety of PhD methods and skills trainings offered during their stay, if places are available.

How to apply

Please send the following as one pdf document to phd-applications[at]hertie-school[dot]org:

  • Letter of motivation, including: proposed dates of visit, reason for visit, your research topic, and external funding (if applicable);
  • Name of the Hertie School faculty member who supports the visit;
  • CV;
  • Research proposal or outline of dissertation;
  • MA transcript and degrees, PhD transcript;
  • Proof of current enrolment as a doctoral researcher.

All documents must be provided in English.

The Hertie School faculty member should send a letter in support of your visit to the above-mentioned email address.

When to apply

Applications are accepted throughout the year and will be processed on a rolling basis. We kindly ask for your patience while we review your application documents.