Concluding the Doctoral Examination Procedure

After your oral defense:

  1. Your doctoral examination procedure will be discussed at the next meeting of your doctoral committee, which will make a recommendation to the dean to conclude your doctorate.
  2. You will receive a notification requesting that you publish your dissertation.
  3. Your certificate (diploma) will be drawn up and signed by the president of the university and the dean of the faculty.
  4. When your signed certificate arrives at the office, you will notified that it is ready for you to pick up.

Please note that you will not receive your diploma until your dissertation has been published and the doctoral supervisors have submitted their official approval of the revisions (Revisionsschein).

Notes on Publication of the Dissertation

A certificate cannot be issued until the dissertation has been published (Section 15 of the regulations for a doctoral degree). To meet this requirement, you must submit either 10 bound copies to the Departmental Library (Information, Communication, and Media Center) in Golm or an electronic version to the university library.