The opening of the doctoral examination process is the date of submission of your dissertation to the office and the subsequent appointment of the examination committee and the reviewers by the doctoral committee.
Please take note of the regulations for Doctoral Degree Studies of the Faculty of Science. Many questions will be clarified by reading them.
The documents for the opening of the doctoral procedure can currently be submitted in paper form in person with an appointment or digitally by email. Please choose one option and submit only complete documents to the office.
If you have any questions or would like to make an appointment to submit the documents, please feel free to write an email to prommnfuuni-potsdampde.
If you want to request the opening of your examination process you have to hand in several documents to the staff of the Office of the Doctoral Board.
According to § 12 of the Regulations and in due consideration of the transitional regulations you have to hand in the following documents (Please note the deadlines for the meetings of the Doctoral Board):
The Doctoral Board usually opens the examination process on its next meeting after the submission of the complete bundle of documents. The members determine as well the reviewers and the examination committee.
1) Please submit your documents in full in ONE email to email@example.com! You are welcome to use BoxUP for this and send a link for downloading your documents. Please assign file names in the order according to the checklist of the opening application (for example: 01Thesis, 02ownContribution, 03Abstract, 04SupervisionAgreement, 05CV..). Emails with file attachments that do not comply with this format cannot be processed.
2) The signature of the responsible subject representative on the opening application must be in the original. This original signature can, however, be obtained from the doctoral office in exceptional cases. All other required signatures (Own Contribution, doctoral seminar, proof of teaching experience etc.) can be made digitally.
3) The following documents must be submitted in original as soon as possible by post or in person with an appointment. This can be done after the deadline, but before the meeting of the doctoral committee.
You have a publication-based thesis if the dissertation is not in the form of a monograph but comprises predomintly submitted manuscripts and/or scientific publications.
The specific guidelines for each discipline of the faculty:
Computational Science (application of the general guidelines of the faculty)