Doctoral Studies

The Doctoral Degree Regulations of the Faculty of Human Science of 15 Mai 2013 apply.

English Version (not legally binding!)

If you have any questions concerning doctoral studies, please contact:

Iris Lüßen-Koch
Golm, Haus 35, Raum 1.03
Telefon: 0331 977-2165

In the current situation please note:

The office hours for certifications, requests, applications for doctoral studies are Mondays 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. or Thursdays on request.

Documents must be sent by mail to: Universität Potsdam, Dekanat der Humanwissenschaftlichen Fakultät, Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 24/25, 14476 Potsdam.


The next meetings of the Doctoral Examining Committee will take place on: 22.06., 20.07. und 07.09.2022
The deadline for the acceptance of applications and submission of dissertations is 10 days before the respective date of the meeting.

In the event of problems or conflicts please contact the ombudspersons for doctoral studies Prof. Dr. Petra Warschburger and Prof. Dr. Satyam Antonio Schramm.

For questions relating to the organization please contact Iris Lüßen-Koch.

A doctoral examination procedure at the Faculty of Human Sciences includes three steps: 


1. Acceptance as Doctoral Candidate, Admission for Doctoral Studies

2. Application for Opening the Doctoral Examination Procedure

3. Publication of Dissertation


Point 1 explains the application process for doctoral studies and how to get the status of a doctoral candidate. Point 2 covers everything from the submission of the dissertation to the oral examination. Point 3 refers to the publication of the dissertation and the associated obligations as well as the issuing of the doctoral degree certificate.
At the Faculty of Human Sciences, enrollment is not compulsory.