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PhD at the IITS


For research-interested students that have obtained a relevant Master's degree may enroll in our PhD Program in Indian and Tamil Studies. 

Dissertation proposals may thematically range from humanities to interdisciplinary cultural theory. Also approaches of economics, social and political science with a focus on India are possible and have to discussed with the supervisor upon enrollment.

Cologne Indologists were also appointed to professorships, such as Prof. Dr. Sascha Ebeling, The University of Chicago, USA.


If you are interested in a PhD at the Institute of Indology and Tamil Studies of the Philosophical Faculty of the University of Cologne, please contact  Prof. Dr. Ulrike Niklas. The e-mail should be accompanied by a topic and outline proposal outline and include information on any previous work, research experience and completed studies.The PhD regulations of the Faculty of Arts can be found HIER.