Application for the Class of Language

Class of Literature

Graduate School Language & Literature: Class of Language

The systematically structured doctoral program addresses highly qualified graduates in Linguistics who wish to obtain a doctoral degree in a research-oriented and interdisciplinary environment. Professors from 13 linguistic disciplines represent a broad and inter-related range of theoretical positions, methodological approaches and practical orientation. Doctoral dissertations comprise studies from a general linguistic viewpoint, comparative approaches, the investigation of a specific language (synchronic or historic), as well as studies of texts and discourses with a view to their institutional context, the social significance and impact of their language. Lectures, tutorials, symposia, guest lectures, workshops and doctoral colloquia introduce the research of the professors and doctoral candidates participating in the program as well as that of leading international experts. The program actively cooperates with other universities in the awarding of double degrees. International applications are welcome.

For more information, please visit the program’s homepage.

On this online portal, you can apply for 

  • a regular non-funded doctorate place within the Graduate School.

In order to apply to the program, you have to register first. You will then instantly receive a confirmation e-mail with an activation link.  
Attention: In rare cases, some email accounts will classify the confirmation e-mail as spam. If you do not receive a confirmation e-mail after registering, please check your spam folder.

The deadline for applications was June 2, 2024.  

Please be aware that in order to ensure a successful application, two letters of recommendation from university professors are necessary (please refer to the "References" section in the application tool). We highly recommend addressing these documents early on in the application process.

You will be notified about the outcome of your application via e-mail.