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Doctoral Studies in General

Students wishing to pursue a doctoral degree in Germany need to be aware that for the most part they need to find a supervisor themselves before applying for admission!

A good overview what steps are necessary to become a doctoral student in Germany can be found on the following website:

http://www.research-in-germany.org/en/jobs-and-careers/info-for-phd-students.html [1]

In addition, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) publishes a brochure about "The German doctorate. A guide for doctoral candidates":                  

http://www.research-in-germany.de/dms/downloads-en/rig-publications/RiG-DAAD-the-german-doctorate-2015/The%20German%20doctorate_barrierefrei.pdf [2]

For information about doctoral programs in Berlin check out the webpage of the Einstein Foundation Berlin:
http://www.doctoral-programs.de [3]



Doctoral research at Faculty II

The doctoral degree is the University's principal research degree for graduate students and is regulated by a common set of doctoral regulations for all faculties.

Doctoral regulations as of 05 February 2014 [4]

The formal requirement for admission to doctoral studies at the Faculty II – Mathematics and Natural Sciences at TU Berlin is a master’s degree (or equivalent) in the area in which you plan to write your dissertation. Completion of the doctorate requires writing a dissertation and taking an oral examination (disputation).

General enrollment information for doctoral students [5]

The Faculty II – Mathematics and Natural Sciences awards two different types of doctoral degrees:

Doktor der Naturwissenschaften (Dr. rer. nat.) – Doctorate in Natural Sciences

Doktor der Ingenieurwissenschaften (Dr.-Ing.) – Doctorate in Engineering

 Steps required:

1) Please inform the Faculty II – Mathematics and Natural Sciences as soon as possible of your plans to begin a doctorate with the “Admission to the Doctoral Procedure”.

Admission to the Doctoral Procedure (PDF, 48,9 KB) [6]

 2) Once you finished your dissertation you need to apply for the “Application for the Doctoral Examination Procedure”at least 4 months before the date of your disputation!!!!

Application for the Doctoral Examination Procedure (PDF, 52,8 KB) [7]



You can find an overview of disputation dates here [8].

Disputations are open to the university public and you are welcome to attend.

Annett Gillmeister - Doctorates in Mathematics and Physics

Contact [9]
Telephone: +49 30 314 79714
Facsimile: +49 30 314 21754
Room: BEL 305

Sekretariat: BEL 1

Office hours:
Mon, Wed 9:00 - 11.30,
Fri by arrangement
Lara Schäfer - Doctorates in Chemistry

Contact [10]
Telephone: +49 30 314 23814
Facsimile: +49 30 314 21754
Room: BEL 216

Sekretariat: BEL 1

Office hours:
Tue 12:30 - 15:00
Thu 10:00 - 12:00

Fri by arrangement

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