Welcome to the international section of the Faculty of Social Sciences


Faculty of Social Sciences

The Faculty of Social Sciences at Goethe University is a long established faculty with a prestigious tradition, and at the same time one of the largest and best performing departments in social sciences in Germany.


Information for Students

Here you can find information for prospective students, starting students and the degree programs offered.

Information for Erasmus-Students: click here!


IPC- International Postgraduate Center Social Sciences

The International Postgraduate Center Social Sciences (IPC) is one of forty-two International PhD Programs (IPPs), pilot projects that received initial funding from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the German Research Foundation (DFG). The IPC offers a structured and closely supervised course of postgraduate study with a strong international orientation and a range of academic and more general supervisory measures in order to improve the quality of dissertations and facilitate the completion of research work within a three-year time frame. The IPC program helps prepare doctoral students for later professional projects in both academic as well as non-academic areas. One of the IPC’s further goals is to continuously increase the number of doctoral students from abroad.

The IPC has become part of the Graduate Center of Social Sciences (GRASOC)