PhD projects in the fields of machine intelligence and computational studies and in the broader fields of media theory, art history, computer science, semiotics, philosophy of mind and history of science and technology can be submitted to the attention of Prof. Dr.  Matteo Pasquinelli.

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After, and only after, the confirmation of supervision, the application is submitted to the PhD commission of HfG Karlsruhe (which is headed by the Rector) including: one cover letter, curriculum with publication list, two reference letters, project proposal (3 pages), preliminary bibliography (1-2 pages), research time plan (usually 3 years). The official language of the doctoral dissertation is usually German or English and the final manuscript normally counts around 80.000 words. A PhD project is considered consistent only if it addresses a specific field of research and, more importantly, provides an original and innovative thesis of research. Proposals missing historical methodology and well-edited bibliography will not be considered.

International students enrolling for a doctoral program do not pay tuition fees, yet they are required to certify a basic knowledge of the German language. International student must have their  degree validated by the Central Office for Foreign Education (ZAB). The evaluation of a foreign degree is an independent procedure in which the PhD commission of HfG Karlsruhe is not involved.

For more information about the whole process please contact Mr. Waldemar Präg, Head of Studies and Exams at HfG Karlsruhe.