For admission to the Claussen-Simon Graduate Centre at HSBA the following requirements have to be fulfilled as well as the listed documents have to be submitted:
The formal prerequisites for acceptance into the Claussen-Simon Graduate Centre at HSBA are:
The admission requirements of the respective partner university apply additionally.
For your application for acceptance onto the programme, we need the following documents:
The selection process ensures that candidates have the necessary personal, methodological and analytical skills to successfully complete the dissertation within the prescribed time and given circumstances (part-time employment).
Upon receipt of the application, it will be checked for completeness and compliance with the approval criteria. If the submitted documents meet the requirements, the application is forwarded for further professional and scientific assessment. In case of a positive assessment, we start the matching process.
According to its research topic, the application will be submitted to the respective HSBA professors and, if agreed, the contact between the doctoral candidate and the professor will be established. The dissertation project will then be discussed in a personal interview and the candidate's expertise and methodological competence will be tested.
Upon successful matching, the candidate of the doctoral candidate will be invited to an Admission Day at the Claussen-Simon Foundation. In two interviews of about 30-40 minutes with a personal-biographical as well as professional-academic focus. The CSGC and the Claussen-Simon Foundation jointly decide about the admission to the CSGC programme. The Admission Day usually takes place twice a year: May / June and September / October.
After admission to the programme the HSBA-Professor, the CSGC administration and the candidate will discuss options regarding the cooperating university and will decide on the best possible liaison in regard of the candidate's research topic and background.
Each year seven study places are available at the Claussen-Simon Graduate Centre. Candidates can submit applications to the programme at any time. Application deadline is August 31 for the following year. Study placements will be alloted throughout the year after receipt of the applications.