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Immediate preventive measure due to coronavirus

Kindly note, that until further notice personal consultation hours at the Doctorates Office are cancelled as a precautionary measure. We will offer consultation by telephone or per e-mail.

Mathematics & Physics – Lara Schäfer
Chemistry – Anne Jenß

Documents can be submitted by e-mail or post.

Technische Universität Berlin
Fakultät II – Mathematik und Naturwissenschaften
Sekr. BEL 1, Promotionen
Zentrale Poststelle
Straße des 17. Juni 135
10623 Berlin

Please contact us by telephone or e-mail, if you plan to or would like to apply for the Doctoral Examination Procedure.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.




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:


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


For information about doctoral programs in Berlin check out the webpage of the Einstein Foundation Berlin:



Doctoral research at Faculty II

The doctoral degree is the University's principal research degree for graduate students and is regulated by the following set of doctoral regulations for Faculty II:

Doctoral regulations for Faculty II as of 16 June 2021

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 (scientific defense).

General enrollment information for doctoral students

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

Doktor der Naturwissenschaften (Dr. rer. nat.)
– Doctor of Natural Sciences

Doktor der Ingenieurwissenschaften (Dr.-Ing.)
– Doctor of Engineering Sciences

 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

 2) Once you finished your dissertation you need to apply for the "Application for the Doctoral Examination Procedure"at least 8 weeks before the date of your scientific defense!!!!

Application for the Doctoral Examination Procedure



You can find an overview of scientific defense dates here.

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


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