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
Chemistry – Anne Jenß
Documents can be submitted by e-mail or post.
Technische Universität Berlin
Fakultät II – Mathematik und Naturwissenschaften
Sekr. BEL 1, Promotionen
Straße des 17. Juni 135
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 as of May 2020:
Doctoral regulations for Faculty II as of 20 May 2020 
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 
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
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 disputation!!!!
Application for the Doctoral Examination Procedure 
You can find an overview of disputation dates here .
Disputations are open to the university public and you are welcome to attend.
Anne Jenß (Chemistry)
Lara Schäfer (Mathematics, Physics)
anne.jenss #at# tu-berlin.de
lara.schaefer #at# fakII.tu-berlin.de
+49 30 314 22019 (Anne Jenß)
+49 30 314 23814 (Lara Schäfer)
Facsimile: +49 30 314 21754
Room: BEL 011/012
Sekretariat: BEL 1
Tue 12:30 - 15:00
Thu 10:00 - 12:00
Fri by arrangement
Courses in April
Train your mindSET - courses for PhD candidates
April 23, April 30 & May 21
De-stress your PhD with mindfulness
April 13 - July 15 (registration from March 22)
Evening course "German for University and Profession" (A1 to C1)
May 3 - 6
Kick off your Doctorate