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Admission Documents

Please fill in the “Admission Form for Doctoral Studies according to §4 of Doctoral Regulations” (note below) and upload it with all attachments (individual documents please) to Docfile. 
Please submit the printed version (without attachments) by post to the doctoral office.

Supervision Agreement

Documents for Submitting a Dissertation

Since no personal consultation hours can be offered at present, the procedure has changed. Please upload all documents (including the submission form) to Docfile and send the submission form in paper form (without attachements) and a bound copy of the dissertation to the doctoral office. Only Doctoral certificates must be submitted in the original.  You will be notified when the application has been reviewed and you will be admitted to the doctoral examination. Then send the copies of the dissertation to your reviewers. Ask them beforehand whether a bound copy and/or a digital version is required.

A processing time of up to four weeks can be expected. You can therefore send your dissertation copies to your examiners in advance, stating that they will be sent with reservations as you have not yet been admitted to the examination.

  • CGS certificates confirming 30 ETCS credit points: a CGS certificate can be obtained for every course with ECTS points listed on the CGS course list. According to the 2008 Doctoral Regulations, at least three lectures/exercises (= methods and theories) and at most two doctoral colloquiums are required. According to the 2015 Doctoral Regulations, at least 30 ECTS points are required, of which at most 12 points can be acquired in research seminars or doctoral colloquiums.

Confirmation of the Disputation Appointment

The doctoral office is closed from 30 August to 20 September 2021. If the reviews of the dissertation and the confirmation of the date are received by 23.8.2021, the disputation can take place with a four-week deadline. If the expert opinions and the confirmation of the date of the disputation are received between 24.8.2021 and 20.9.2021, the disputation can take place from 7.10.2021 at the earliest.