For information regarding the degree application, please see application for a degree .
We would like to point out our information sheet, opens an external URL in a new window regarding the supervision and assessment of doctoral theses.
The topic of a doctoral thesis has to be approved by the Dean of Academic Affairs, please use the form thesis agreement, opens a file in a new window. The signed thesis agreement and an abstract has to be submitted to the Dean's office as soon as possible.
Keep in mind, that you are obliged to follow the Code of Conduct, opens an external URL in a new window - Rules to Ensure Good Scientific Practice of the university.
Additionally the application process is conducted via tiss, opens an external URL in a new window (login required).
If you want to write a cumulative thesis, please consider the guidelines, opens a file in a new window (german only).
Courses for the Doctoral Programm
The Doctoral Program consists of courses amounting to 18 ECTS-Points. The courses are to be selected in accordance with your supervision. And have to be approved by the Dean of Academic Affairs, please use the form "Dissertationsvereinbarung, opens an external URL in a new window"-Thesis Agreement.
Please consider the guidelines (german only), opens a file in a new window regarding the validtiy of courses.
Please note, the ECTS-Points are not valid for the Doctoral Programm.
According to the guidelines, opens a file in a new window the ECTS-Points for the courses for the Doctoral Programm are defined as followed:
For Lecture (Vorlesung) and Lecture with Exercise (Vorlesung mit Übung) the semester hours are converted with the factor 1.5; other courses are converted 1:1.
Restricting Public Accesses to your thesis
Restriction to public access, so the thesis can not be lended out or read in the library for the duration granted.
For restriction to public accesses an application to the Dean of Academic Affairs has to be made. The usual duration is two years, if a a longer duration is wanted, a contract, which demands a longer restriction has to be submitted. If no such contract is submitted, the application is forwarded to Vicerector for Academic Affairs.
Plese see Download, opens an external URL in a new window for the corresponding forms.
Please apply at the Department for Data Protection and Document Management, opens an external URL in a new window.