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13.2.2017 - 12.5.2017 - Spring Semester Classes

15.5.2017 - 23.6.2017 - Examination Period

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State Doctoral Examination

Final Doctoral Examination Instructions

Anweisungen zur Anmeldung auf die Staatsdoktorprüfung SDP

Study Regulations and Examination Rules – Doctoral Study

A student who fulfills all requirements for applying to take his/her Final Doctoral Exam should appear in a student office during working hours and submit together with his/her credit book (“index”):

  • Copy of the Credit book (“index”) in order to control the fulfillment of study requirements
  • Completed State Doctoral Examination Application Form (application form can be downloaded at State Doctoral Examination Application Form)
  • Study Advisor’s (Supervisor’s) Final Report on the study and research activity of the Candidate (signed by the study advisor). The Report should be created by a Study Advisor (Supervisor) together with the doctoral student and should include the doctoral studies so far.  example
  • List of publications (signed by both the PhD student and Supervisor) example
  • Submit three (3) bound copies of the dissertation thesis (extent: 40 pages) signed by the PhD student. Before submitting, the text must be approved by the Supervisor.
  • One copy of the dissertation should be sent via e-mail to

The PhD student must submit all materials at least 4 weeks before the State Doctoral Exam.

Topics of State Doctoral Examination valid from January 1st 2013