Faculty of Science

Important information about closing days

The office is closed from August 08, 2022 to August 28, 2022. Please note that displaying periods cannot be started and registrations for oral exams will not be processed.

Doctoral Studies at the Faculty of Science

Office Hours

Dr. Sarah Müller
Monday - Thursday, 10.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m.

(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.
(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.

(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.

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.

 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.

Links

Information regarding the Corona virus (COVID-19)

Please respect the general rules of the university.

From now on, our open office hours are Monday-Thursday, 10-12 a.m.

You can hand in your applications also by post or you can put them into the mail box of the Dean's Office (Auf der Morgenstelle 8, building B, 10th floor). We will check them and contact you in case of open questions and missing documents. Please note:

  • Check if your documents are complete. Please asure to submit certified copies of your certificates/transcripts.
    We accept scanned and digital signatures of supervisors and reviewers.
     
  • Application for Admission: Send us just one copy of your thesis. The other two copies can be sent to the reviewers as soon as you have received the letter of admission from the PhD office.

Oral examinations in presence with audience are permitted again. Please respect all requirements/rules of the university.

  • all participants envolved (phD candiate and examiners) have to agree to the examination mode
  • ensure adequate ventilation of the room
  • it is possible that single examiners participate by video chat
  • the chair of the examination board is responsible for the compliance of all rules mentioned above

In special individual cases the Faculty of Science still offers the possibility of conducting online exams completely by video chat. Please note on the application form that you want to conduct an online-examination.

On this information sheet you can find all rules and requirements for online examinations by video chat.

Registrations for exams can be submitted in the PhD office as normal. Please take the process time of 10 days into account.

Please be aware that the situation (concerning conducting oral exams) can change at short notice. Therefore, please check the information on our webpage regularly. Compliance of all (epidemic) requirements and restrictions of government, city and university must be ensured at any time.