Doctoral Procedure: Initiation of the Doctoral Procedure
The electronic doctoral process begins for you when you arrange an appointment with us to submit your dissertation. For this purpose, you can contact us by e-mail and inform us about your second examiner.
When you arrange the appointment, we will send you the documents for the opening of the procedure by e-mail. These include the application for the opening of the procedure (including a short checklist), the title page for your dissertation, information material for the submission deadline as well as the co-authorship receipt if you are writing an essay-based dissertation.
Please pay attention to the individual PhD collection dates (PST) 2023 when making appointments.
When opening the procedure electronically, the dissertation (corrector’s version), the current CV with picture, the publication list and the co-author’s vouchers will be uploaded as PDF documents in DocDaten.
With the submission of the dissertation and the receipt of the first review of your supervisor, the notification of the start of the doctoral procedure can no longer be withdrawn. If the applicant withdraws from the examination after this date without good reason, the examination is deemed to have been failed. If the applicant falls ill, a medical certificate must be submitted to the Office of Doctoral Affairs.
Your supervisor will confirm the successful completion of the doctoral programme on page 3 of the application to open the procedure.
If you have any questions, please refer to our FAQs or send us an e-mail.