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If you would like to pursue a doctorate in the Department of Chemistry please contact the workgroup leaders directly.

After beeing accepted you will meet again with your supervisor and get to know the work group. Please come around at the office of the coordinator of the CGSC for the registration.

The group leader will usually be your principal supervisor (Doktorvater, - mutter). If he or she is not a professor or a Privatdozent, you need to find a person who is legally entitled to supervise a doctoral research project in the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences (MNF), who is willing to be the principal supervisor instead.
Subsequently, you will need to hand in your application for admission as dotctoral student (Antrag auf Zulassung als Doktorandin/Doktorand) at the Dean's Office of the Faculty, which is an oline editable form. For this, you will need both the signature of your professor and of the CGSC coordinator. For downloading the latest version of the form visit the Dean’s office.In parallel you need to register in Docfile.

Due to the Promotiosnordnung you're obliged to enroll as doctoral student with the University. Please contact the Dean's office before. For German students the enrollment with the University is done via KLIPS 2.

Foreign students need to visit the International Office. Please find here a checklist for the enrollment process.


The typical doctorate would look like this:

Decision on second supervisor Defence or
Independent talks with superivisor and doctoral candidate
ReportsFirst year report and counselling interviewAnnual reportAnnual report
Scientific backgroundLectures on Master Level 1Lectures on Master Level 2Lectures on Master Level 3
Soft Skill /Scientific IntegrityScientific IntegritySoft Skill 1/2Soft Skill 2/3