Application for acceptance as a doctoral candidate
The application for acceptance as a doctoral candidate must usually be accompanied by other documents, such as a CV, evidence of your degree, an explanation as to whether you have previously embarked on or indeed completed doctoral studies, an official certificate of good conduct and a supervisor's confirmation. More details can be found in the relevant doctoral regulations. The application should generally be submitted before commencing work on your dissertation. The doctoral committee is normally responsible for deciding whether to accept an applicant as a doctoral candidate.
If you are considering writing your dissertation in a language other than German or in collaboration with other doctoral candidates, it is advisable to obtain the consent of your supervisor beforehand. The final decision is made by the responsible doctoral committee.
By accepting a person as a doctoral candidate, the faculty is documenting its basic willingness to evaluate a dissertation on the intended topic as a piece of academic work and to supervise and support the candidate in the preparation of the work.