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Individual doctorates

PhD students at the university library
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For an individual doctorate, you will work on your dissertation project individually at a faculty, under the scientific supervision of a professor. A doctoral degree generally requires the writing and publishing of a doctoral dissertation and an oral examination.

In order to be admitted as a doctoral candidate, you will have to find a professor to supervise your dissertation on your own initiative or successfully apply for an available dissertation topic. The contact persons in the faculties’ offices of the dean will gladly help you in this regard.

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