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. Here you will find the advantages of enrolment and the contact persons.
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?
You can see the schedule of the doctoral thesis deadlines 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 request my grades and reports from the doctoral office?
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?
As soon as the doctoral office has received confirmation of your successful publication from the library, we will issue your doctoral certificate. We will send you the certificate (German and English) by post.
For essay-based theses: Please remember to add a blocking note to your thesis, if necessary, if parts of essay-based dissertations are still in the review process. Send this embargo notice, signed by you and the first reviewer, to the doctoral office. After the doctoral office has signed it, you can forward the application directly to the library.