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Doctoral Studies

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Earning a doctorate at the Digital Engineering Faculty

The Digital Engineering Faculty offers the academic degrees of Doctor of Science (Dr. rer. nat.) and Doctor of Engineering (Dr.Eng.). These degrees are awarded after completion of a doctoral examination procedure in which the candidate – on the basis of a dissertation and an oral examination (defense) – has demonstrated his or her academic ability in a discipline that is researched and taught at the faculty by university teachers. 

Regulations for Doctoral Degree Studies 

Regulations for Doctoral Degree Studies at the Digital Engineering Faculty (.pdf)

English Version (only the German version is legally binding)

Doctorate at the University of Potsdam

Beginning your doctorate

Would you like to begin your doctoral studies? All the necessary information can be found here.

Declaration of intent to pursue a doctoral degree

You must submit all the required documents as part of your declaration of intent to pursue a doctoral degree. Information is available here.

Initiating the doctoral examination procedure

Would you like to start the doctoral examination procedure? Here you will find all the information needed to open the doctoral examination procedure and submit a dissertation.

Concluding the doctoral examination procedure

You’ve completed your oral defense? Here you will learn what happens after you complete your oral examination and how you get your certificate.

Meetings of the doctoral committee 2024

  • 03.01.2024
  • 31.01.2024
  • 28.02.2024*
  • 27.03.2024*
  • 17.04.2024
  • 22.05.2024
  • 19.06.2024
  • 17.07.2024*
  • 04.09.2024*
  • 02.10.2024*
  • 30.10.2024
  • 27.11.2024

    *vorlesungsfreie Zeit 

Doctoral Committee Office

Sabine Wagner


Campus Griebnitzsee
Digital Engineering Fakultät
House C-1.8
Prof.-Dr.-Helmert-Str. 2-3
14482 Potsdam


opening time
Wednesday: 09 – 11 a.m.
or by personal appointment