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Individual doctorates

You are pursuing an individual doctorate at one of the faculties and a professor serves as your academic advisor. The doctorate is generally granted after the successful completion of a dissertation and an oral examination. The dissertation should as a rule not exceed three years.

Admission as doctoral candidate generally requires you to find a dissertation advisor on your own or that you have successfully applied for an available dissertation topic. The contact persons in the Dean's Offices of the faculties offer their support in this matter.

Further information about finding an academic advisor can be found here.

If you have found a professor, he or she will generally request a dissertation prospectus from you. It should describe briefly the content and structure of your dissertation and explain your interest in what can be learned from your research.

All doctoral procedures are overseen and advised by one of the University's five faculties. For the specific admission requirements and expectations for the completion of your degree, please see the respective faculty's regulations for a doctoral degree. Please make sure that you get to know the regulations that are applicable to you!

If you have questions or require further information, please get in touch with the contact person at the Dean's Office in the faculty that is relevant to you!

Information regarding the enrollment can be found here.