An application for admission to the doctoral procedure must be submitted to the responsible subject doctoral committee before work on the doctoral dissertation project commences (Section 4 subsection 1 of the Doctoral Degree Regulations MIN Faculty (2018)). Prospective doctoral researchers must thus apply for admission to doctoral procedures at the latest at the start of their doctoral work (generally at the start of the scholarship or employment). Applications for admission to doctoral procedures can be submitted at any time; there is no application deadline.
The Academic Offices and the Doctoral Office Physics responsible for the doctoral procedure administration are located in the six departments of the MIN Faculty:
The application for admission to the doctoral procedure is submitted using the IT system Docata-MIN.
The most important requirements are listed in the Section Requirements; a more detailed list and further information on the admission procedure (including information on the application documents and the requirements for the appointment of (co-)supervisors) can be found on the above-mentioned websites. The staff members of the Academic Offices Biology, Chemistry, Earth System Sciences (formerly Earth Sciences), Informatics and Mathematics and the Doctoral Office Physics who are responsible for the doctoral procedure administration will advise you on all questions concerning the admission procedure.
The currently valid doctoral degree regulations (Doctoral Degree Regulations MIN Faculty (2018)), according to which doctoral researchers can be admitted to doctoral procedures, information sheets, guidelines and forms can be found here.
Admission to doctoral procedures and enrollment (matriculation) are two separate and distinct processes.
- The admission to doctoral procedures has to be applied for via the responsible Academic Office or the Doctoral Office Physics at the responsible Subject Doctoral Committees or in exceptional cases at the Faculty Doctoral Committee.
- The application for enrollment is to be submitted via the STiNE application portal (online) taking into account the instructions for enrollment procedure (see Section Enrollment for more details).