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Graduate Programme "Human and Machine Intelligence"


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Doctorate Opportunities

Advertising of Scholarships

Applications

Prerequisites for Admission, Selection of Applicants and Granting of Scholarships


Doctorate Opportunities

The Graduate Programme "Human and Machine Intelligence" offers especially well qualified graduates from the fields of Computer Science (and Mathematics), Cognitive Science, Linguistics, Computer Linguistics and Psychology the possibility to obtain a doctorate within an accompanying study programme. The for obtaining a doctorate is the current examination regulations of the relevant department of the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg.

Doctorate in Computer Science: Dr. rer. nat.
Prerequisite: Master's degree (or equivalent qualification)  in Computer Science or Mathematics (in exceptional cases also in Physics)
Subject representatives in the graduate programme: Basin, Nebel, Ottmann

Doctorate in Cognitive Science: Dr. phil., one major + two minors or two majors
Prerequisite: Master's degree (or equivalent qualification) in Psychology or in a subject closely related to Cognitive Science
Subject representatives in the graduate programme: Spada, Strube

Doctorate in Linguistics/Computer linguistics: Dr. phil. with a major in "German Language and Literature / Linguistics" + two minors or two majors (Computer Linguistics is only available as a minor)
Prerequisite: Master's degree (or equivalent qualification) in German Studies, for Computer Linguistics in Computer Science and Mathematics as well
Subject representatives in the graduate programme: Dittmann, Hahn

Doctorate in Psychology: Dr. phil., oral examination in three psychological subsidiary subjects
Prerequisite: Master's degree (or equivalent qualification) in Psychology
Subject representatives in the graduate programme: Plötzner, Spada, Strube, Weber

Advertising of Scholarships

The Graduate Programme "Human and Machine Intelligence" offers all in all 11 scholarships for doctoral students. Scholarships are normally advertised once a year through various channels: Please click here for information about the last advertising of scholarships.

Applications

Apart from the usual written documents in support of the application (covering letter curriculum vitae, copies of certificates), every applicant must also supply the following documents:

Prerequisites for Admission, Selection of Applicants, Granting of Scholarships

Applying graduates are required to have completed their university degrees speedily and with a better than average result and be prepared to take active part in the programme. Doctoral students should not be older than 28 (periods in national service or its equivalent community service, or in providing child care, etc. will be taken into consideration). Applicants should provide research interests in the field of knowledge processing and/or language processing. Prerequisite degrees should have been completed in one of the subjects offered within the graduate programme. A degree in a neighbouring subject can be considered as an admission prerequisite, given an appropriate interest as well as specialisation during the university degree.

Applicant selection is a multi-staged procedure. After the application deadline is reached, all written applications are examined by the university lecturers according to the following criteria:

The applicants selected on the basis of these written applications are then invited to an interview. Every applicant has a total of 30 minutes to present her/his previous scientific studies. Approximately 15 minutes are reserved for a short presentation, the remainder of the time offers both sides the opportunity for questions and a discussion. The university lecturers decide on the scholarship grants after all the invited applicants have been interviewed.
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21.02.2001