Faculty of Science

Doctoral Studies at the Faculty of Science

Office Hours

Dr. Sarah Müller
Monday - Thursday, 10.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m. (no appointment neccessary)

(Auf der Morgenstelle 8, B-Building, 10th floor, room 10A38) and by appointment (29-75955).

Dr. Elaine Huggenberger
Monday - Thursday, 10.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m. (no appointment neccessary)
(Auf der Morgenstelle 8, B-Building, 10th floor, room 10A23) and by appointment (29-72751).

Sebastian Schlemender
Monday - Thursday, 10.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m. (no appointment neccessary)

(Auf der Morgenstelle 8, B-Building, 10th floor, room 10R38) and by appointment (29- 76853).

  Feel free to contact us, if you have any further questions. However, we recommend reading the information sheet first, as it usually resolves most of the questions.

Areas of Responsibilities

Dr. Sarah Müller

  • Applications for acceptance as a doctoral student

  • Ongoing doctoral procedures (Chemistry, Pharmaceutics, Biochemistry, Psychology)

  • Verification and confirmation of doctoral degrees

  • Information about doctoral guidelines of the Faculty of Science

  • Cotutelle agreements

Dr. Elaine Huggenberger

  • Ongoing doctoral procedures (Computer Science, Bioinformatics, Mathematics, Physics)

  • Verification and confirmation of doctoral degrees

  • Information about doctoral guidelines of the Faculty of Science

  • State Postgraduate Fellowship Programme (Landesgraduiertenförderung)

Sebastian Schlemender

  • Submission/Acceptance of doctoral dissertations

  • Doctoral procedures (Biology and Geosciences)

Annette Goller

  • PhD Certificates

Doctoral Subjects

At the Faculty of Science, you can pursue a doctoral degree (Dr. rer. nat.) in the following fields:

  • Archaeological Sciences and Human Evolution

  • Biochemistry

  • Bioinformatics

  • Biology

  • Chemistry

  • Cognitive Science

  • Computer Science

  • Didactics

  • Environmental Sciences

  • Geography

  • Geoecology

  • Geosciences

  • Mathematics

  • Medical Informatics

  • Pharmaceutics

  • Physics

  • Prehistory and Early History

  • Psychology

Supervision of Doctoral Candidates

In general, all persons with professorship and all persons with a Habilitation are allowed to supervise doctoral candidates at the Faculty of Science.

Scientists without professorship and Habilitation have the possibility to apply for the supervision of doctoral candidates provided the funding of these candidates is provided by the scientists themselves.

Please submit the following application at the PhD office:

  • Application for supervision (German) wordpdf
  • Application for supervision (English) word | pdf

Scientists from abroad are allowed to supervise doctoral candidates at the Faculty of Science provided they have this right at the relevant university abroad.

Code of Conduct for the Doctoral Phase

Advice and Help

Downloads and Information

Information

Forms and Policies

Application for Acceptance

Please be aware that incomplete applications cannot be processed. We need all required certificates and documents, the filled out supervision agreement, and the signatures of the docotral candidate and both supervisors.

According to German university law (LHG §38 (5)) PhD candidates must be enrolled as students (until date of oral exam). You can register as student at the Student Administration with the acceptance letter of the PhD Office.

Exceptions:

  • Doctoral students accepted by their faculty prior to 30 March 2018 may enroll but are not compelled to do so.
  • Employees of the university of Tübingen can apply for an exception of this compulsory duty (application on webpage of Student Administration).

 Admission to the Doctoral Examination Procedure

Please be aware that incomplete applications cannot be processed.

Oral Exam

Publishing Procedure

Checking plagiarism

The ZDV offers the possiblity of conduction a similarity analysis for free by the software "Turnitiin". We recommend to make use of this offer before submitting the thesis. More information can be found under Link.

Please contact your supervisor if you do not have the authorization for using "Turnitin" yourself.