Can I be enrolled?
You can enroll at the university during your doctoral studies. Please note that you can be enrolled for a maximum of 6 semesters during your doctorate. We have listed the benefits of enrollment in this factsheet. Please contact the Graduate Center in Erlangen if you have any questions regarding enrollment.
What are the general admission requirements?
Is it sufficient if I send you copies of my Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees?
How do I register on DocDaten?
How do I matriculate as a doctoral student?
How can I activate my IdM-portal? How do I receive my activation letter?
Can I also doctorate part-time?
What is the difference between cumulative and essay-based dissertations?
The distinction between cumulative and essay-based dissertations is purely legal. If you submit a dissertation with at least two papers already published, it is legally a cumulative dissertation. Otherwise, it is an essay-based one. Operationally, however, this has no impact, as both types are handled in the same way. It is therefore irrelevant that “cumulative” instead of “essay-based” is stored in DocDaten.
Submission of the doctoral thesis
At what times can I submit my doctoral thesis?
The schedule of the PSTs for 2022 / 2023 can be seen here .
When will I be told the date of my oral examination?
You will receive the date of your oral examination at least one week before the examination date.
However, we try to announce the dates as soon as possible.
When will I receive the grades for my doctoral thesis?
How is the third-party examiner assigned for the oral examination?
Can I still change the title of my dissertation afterwards?
What do I need to submit my dissertation?
What are the requirements for the doctoral programme?
My second reviewer is an external professor. What is to be considered?
May I write my doctoral thesis in English?
Are the co-authors to be named in my essay-based doctoral thesis?
Can copyright/legal problems arise with the publication of my essay based dissertation?
How has my essay-based doctoral thesis to be structured?
What does the grade of my doctoral procedure consist of?
What does the current grading system look like?
Can I ask for my written grades by phone at the Office of Doctoral Affairs?
What exactly do I have to consider when printing the doctoral thesis for submission to the library?
When can I publish my doctoral thesis?
What do I need for the completion?
What is the print approval?
What happens after the submission of my doctoral thesis to the library?
My dissertation is essay-based and there are still parts in the review process. How do I handle this?
For essay-based dissertations: Please remember to mark your work with an embargo notice in case there are still parts in the review process for essay-based dissertations.You will receive the embargo notice when you upload your work to OPUS. Please send it to the Office of Doctoral Affairs for signature.