Application Procedure

Applications for the allocation of a time desk can be submitted until two weeks prior to the start of the lending period via our online portal. In addition to the filled-out form we also need an statement from your supervising professor why no working space is available for you at your intstitute. Please send both documents as well as your explanation why you need a time desk for the proposed lending period to the Graduate Center. You will receive an answer a few days after the submission.

Please note that the basic registration with the Graduate Center is absolutely necessary for your application for a time desk.


According to the reasons given on the application form, the following statements must be enclosed as well:

  • If you would like to use the time desk to structure your doctoral project plese enclose a concept with a work plan.
  • If you are in the final phase of your doctoral thesis please enclose a statement on the planned submission date, signed by you and your supervising professor.
  • If you are preparing for your final oral examination please send us a confirmation of the date of the examination.
  • If you need the working space to complete a publication, please enclose a statement of your supervisor or of the journal or a statement on the planned submission date of the publication (copies of written notifications are sufficient).
  • If you live in a household with children under the age of ten please enclose copies of their birth certificates.
  • If you are not a resident of Kiel please enclose a copy of your certificate of residency.