Interested in becoming a member?
You can apply to become a member in SICSS
- if your doctoral thesis is focused on Earth and Climate System Sciences,
- if you are selected by a competitive application process and are funded,
- if you hold a very good MSc degree,
- if your advisor or co-advisor is involved in CEN and its projects
If you apply for admission to doctoral procedure at MIN faculty before your application at SICSS, please be sure to complete the "Confirmation of membership in a structured doctoral program" field on the appropriate form (page 9), and let SICSS (Alexandra Franzke) sign before handover to your faculty. Please contact the SICSS Office Team for all necessary information regarding the procedure of admission.
If you are admitted to doctoral procedure before your application at SICSS, ideally, you should not have been admitted more than six months ago.
Please note, if you are a doctoral candidate working in a project of the cluster of excellence CLICCS, you have to be a member in a structured doctoral program, either SICSS or another graduate school, such as IMPRS-ESM. Please contact us immediately if you are doing or will be doing a doctorate in CLICCS.
By applying for a membership you agree that you participate in our structured doctoral program and accumulate 12 credit points over the course of your membership.
Enrollment at Universität Hamburg
Doctoral candidates at Universität Hamburg must enroll as members of Universität Hamburg. The enrollment is proceeded by the academic office in the campus center. The enrollment procedure can be found here.
Registration as doctoral candidate
Next to the enrollment, you have to register as doctoral candidate with the academic office of your respective faculty that will host your doctorate.
The admission process for the MIN Faculty you find here.
For admission to the Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences please register here.
Application for a SICSS membership
All doctoral candidates have to apply for a SICSS membership. If you initiated the process of enrolling and registering at Universität Hamburg we are happy to accept your application. Membership applications are possible at any given time. SICSS decides on an application based on the documents you have to hand in. For details, please see the application guidelines.
Being employed as doctoral candidate in CLICCS you are by default member in SICSS or IMPRS-ESM when you are admitted to the MIN faculty. As a doctoral candidate in CLICCS from the WISO faculty you can become a voluntary member of the SICSS. Feel free to contact us for a decision in this regard!
Documents should be submitted to the SICSS-Office in digital form attached to an email. Please do not submit original certificates. We do not need attestations.
Being a SICSS member
The SICSS-Office will inform you by email on your acceptance as SICSS member. You will also receive an official letter of acceptance by the SICSS-Office, stating start and end of your membership.
New members are usually welcomed twice a year, at the beginning of the semester in April and October. A membership is granted for three years starting with the official registration date as doctoral candidate at Universität Hamburg (‘Zulassung zur Promotion’) within your related faculty.
Help and assistance
The SICSS Office staff is always ready to help you with any kind of question or query. Please contact our team.
If there is ever a conflict arising, please be sure to get in touch early with us. We will be happy to advise and support you in a trusting setting.