The URBANgrad offers doctoral students

  • a full-time doctoral programme over a period of three years
  • a structured working programme with special advisory and support services
  • internationally competitive research conditions
  • exchange of scientific information and experience on a continuous basis
  • funding for international field studies and conferences
  • common office with individual workspaces for doctoral students.

URBANgrad does not award scholarships, but PhD candidates can obtain support by applying for scholarships elsewhere.

PhD Students – Open Call for Membership at the Graduate School of Urban Studies (URBANgrad)

URBANgrad welcomes applications for membership from PhD students enrolled at TU Darmstadt conducting research in the field of urban studies.

The Graduate School of Urban Studies (URBANgrad) is an interdisciplinary, central academic institution of the Darmstadt University of Technology. The objective of the graduate school’s PhD training programme is to generate individual, high quality, internationally acknowledged research in the field of urban studies. URBANgrad members commit to participate in a weekly colloquium. In addition, a reading seminar, workshops and advanced research training courses are offered. Shared workspace and desks are available at the offices of URBANgrad, Faculty of Architecture (FB 15). Dissertations can be written in German or English. Working language at URBANgrad is English.

A written application should include:

• A curriculum vitae (in table form)

• An abstract of your dissertation project (about two pages)

• A letter of motivation concerning URBANgrad membership

Deadline for applications is September 20, 2017. Selected applicants, who have not regularly partook in URBANgrad activities, will be invited for a personal interview on October 10, 2017 at 11am.

Questions and applications should be directed to

Nina Gribat (gribat@eus.tu-darmstadt.de)

Markus Kip (kip@stadtforschung.tu-darmstadt.de)