Membership statistics (record date 31st December 2017)

  • Doctoral candidates in total: 459
  • 424 doctoral candidates not working within a programme
  • 35 doctoral candidates working within one of the two incorporated programmes (candidates of the doctoral programme for Theology are listed depending on whether they work within a programme or individually)


  • 404 members are doctoral candidates at the Faculty of Humanities.
  • 54 members are doctoral candidates at the Faculty of Theology.


  • 1 member is scholarship holder or associate of the incorporated programmes or doctoral candidate of the Cotutelle-Procedure but is a doctoral candidate at another faculty or university.


  • 130 members do not have German nationality.


  • Gender relation: 179 males, 280 females.


  • The doctoral candidates (“Junior Members”) are supervised by 472 “Senior Members”, 215 of which are members of University of Göttingen.

Between 1st October and 31st December 2017, 11 members of the Faculty of Humanities finished their doctorate with the grades (dissertation) summa cum laude (1), magna cum laude (7), cum laude (2) and rite (1). In the same period, no doctorate was finished at the Faculty of Theology.