Faculty of Modern Philologies, Goethe University Frankfurt and Faculty of Arts, Monash University, Joint Award PhD Program

goetheGoethe University is recognised as a leading university in Germany with an international research profile. Established in 1914 it is best known for producing some of Europe’s leading thinkers in philosophy and the social sciences. More recently it has expanded its research presence into areas such as languages and humanities. 

The Joint Award PhD Program with the Faculty of Modern Philologies, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany  was established in 2011 to promote student and staff exchange and research cooperation between the two Faculties.  The program is available for up to two students from Monash and two students from Goethe each year.

Spend one year in Frankfurt. Study in the heart of Europe at one of the world’s finest universities.

The Joint Award Thesis Agreement outlines the general conditions for candidature and examination, including the oral examination.  Where Monash is the home institution, the thesis is to be written in English. 

On successfully completing the examination process, the doctorate will be awarded with the following documents from each institution:

  •  Monash – a testamur that includes the statement, “This award was pursued under a Joint PhD/Doktor(in) der Philosophie program between Monash University and Goethe University, Frankfurt”
  • Goethe – a standard official Goethe testamur, in addition to a separate official document stating that the award was pursued under a Joint PhD/Doktor(in) der Philosophie Program between Monash University and Goethe University.

A grade will appear on the Goethe testamur, but not on the Monash testamur.

Potential supervisors and areas of study list

For more information on the Joint Award PhD program with Goethe and Monash Arts contact:

Contacts for Monash University
Contacts for Goethe University
  • Prof. Dr. Frank Schulze-Engler, Dept of New Anglophone Literatures and Cultures (NELK),Institute for English and American Studies
  • Johann Wolfgang, Goethe-Universitaet, Frankfurt am Main
  • Prof. Dr. Astrid Erll, Anglophone Literatures and Cultures, Goethe-University,Frankfurt am Main
  • Administration: Ms Joana Tavares  Administrative Officer, Goethe University