Selection Process

The selection of doctoral candidates starts with the end of application period. All applications will be reviewed, including academic transcripts and research proposals. Applications meeting the DLGS criteria are progressed to the next stage, when the applicant is invited to take part in Skype interviews with the members of the DLGS Selection Committee and a potential supervisor from the TU Dresden.

The calendar guide is intended to give an overview of the selection process for a DLGS doctoral fellowship:

Early to mid-October of the year of application

Applicants will be informed by email if their application has successfully progressed to the next stage. Successful applicants will be asked to take part in a Skype or telephone interview. Guidelines will be provided on how to prepare for the interview. 

Early November to mid-December of the year of application

The DLGS Selection Committee will inform applicants of the outcome of the first interview. Successful applicants will then be invited to take part in a second Skype or telephone interview in November or December. The Selection Committee will contact the referees named by applicants for additional information. The relevant faculties of the TU Dresden will verify whether specific academic requirements have been met.

January of the following year

Applicants will be informed of the final outcome of the selection process. The DLGS Selection Committee will contact candidates directly via email with an offer to take part in the programme. Upon receiving notification of acceptance, the Selection Committee will send a letter confirming the place on the graduate programme. DLGS officials will guide new doctoral candidates through the matriculation procedure at the TU Dresden in cooperation with the Welcome Center of the TU Dresden.

March 1st of the following year

Successful applicants will start the DLGS programme at the TU Dresden/IOER. * The DLGS Selection Committee reserves the right to amend the selection process, including the introduction of additional stages.