Interested in becoming a member?
You can apply to become a member in SICSS:
- if you are admitted as doctoral candidate at Universität Hamburg,
- if your doctoral thesis is focused on Earth and Climate System Sciences,
- if you hold a very good MSc degree, and
- if your advisor or co-advisor is involved in CEN and its projects
Before becoming a member in SICSS you have to be enrolled and admitted as doctoral candidate at Universität Hamburg. Please contact the SICSS Office Team for all necessary information regarding the procedure of enrollment and admission.
Ideally, you should not have been admitted to doctoral procedure within a faculty of Universität Hamburg (e.g. MIN or WISO) more than six months ago.
Please note, if you are a doctoral candidate working in a project of the cluster of excellence CLICCS, you automatically graduate structured and therefore should be a member of 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!
Enrollment at Universität Hamburg
Before you register as doctoral candidate you have to be enrolled at Universität Hamburg. The enrollment is proceeded by the academic office in the campus center.
Registration as doctoral candidate
Following the enrollment, you have to register as doctoral candidate with the academic office of your respective faculty that will host your doctorate.
For candidates who pursue their project in the MIN faculty you might start the enrollment process online.
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, preferably as a single pdf document 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.