Information for doctoral students

The PhD program provides rigorous professional training in Caucasian languages, literatures and cultures, political developments and history in a supportive atmosphere and interdisciplinary framework. Students are trained to do research that seeks to discover the region’s complexity and dynamism and earn the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). You have the opportunity to take courses in Caucasian Studies and other disciplines of your interest (e.g. political science, anthropology, linguistics, Slavic Studies, Indo-European Studies, etc.) and languages courses in Georgian, Russian or Turkish.

Our faculty and stuff guide and monitor your studies and provide high quality supervision. For the PhD thesis every postgraduate student is guided by at least two suitably qualified supervisors who are actively engaged in their area of research.

Admission Requirements

Students interested in the program are encouraged to consult with Prof. Diana Forker.

The FSU Jena welcomes international students onto our campus. Find out more about studying as an international student.

  • Start date: Applications are open all year round. Apply well in advance (at least 2 months prior to your start date) to allow for a timely response to your application.
  • Full time: 3-4 years
  • Admission requirements for PhD students of the Faculty of Arts de