Doctorate

Registration for doctoral exam and applying for oral exam (disputation):

Gesa Koberg, Christian-Albrechts-Platz 4, room 607

Tuesday, Thursday 9.00 - noon

or on request

Until further notice, due to the corona pandemic,
there are no office hours in the Dean's Office.
The promotion office is currently understaffed.
The processing of all applications takes longer.
The deans office is closed in the period from December 21, 2020 to January 8, 2021. 
Applications to the Promotions Office  submitted after 16 December 2020 can only be processed in 2021.
In general, only complete applications can be processed.

 

Please note that the online registration forms have been adapted. Please only use the new forms and fill them out automatically. Please also note that there is a regulation for the file names to be used! You can find these in the respective forms.
Attendance examinations including  disputations are no longer permitted and must be replaced by video conferencing. The university public will be formally re-established for disputations after 1.6.2020:
    Due to the above rules of hygiene and distance, this can only be done via video conference.

 

Certificates of good conduct ("Führungszeugnis") should be sent to the postal address

Dekanat der
Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftlichen Fakultät
z. Hd. Gesa Koberg
Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel
Christian-Albrechts-Platz 4
24118 Kiel

 

New rules apply for submitting forms and dissertations.
 
Please note the new checklist for doctoral procedures:
  • All forms can be uploaded via https://www.mnf.uni-kiel.de/go/promotion. E-mails or mail delivery will not be processed.
  • Registration for doctoral projects requires submission of the application for acceptance as a doctoral candidate as well as the supervision agreement and the Master of Science cerificate.
  • The printed copies of your dissertation are to be sent by mail delivery.
  • Doctorate defences usually take place during the lecture period. Currently there may be delays due to the corona pandemic.
  • The delivery period (1 week or 3 weeks) begins after receipt of the referees opinion and is announced weekly on Mondays and Fridays.
  • Candidates are responsible for the organization of the disputation (appointment,  commission including chair and videoconference.
    Due to the strict privacy rules, Zoom or Skype may not be used. Only BigBlueButton or the DFNconf service can be used.
    With the announcement of the interpretation ridge of a dissertation, Mrs. Koberg informs about the day and time of the corresponding disputation. Persons who want to participate in the disputation as listeners have the possibility to register.
    The doctoral candidate must hand over a list of the intended audience to the Chairperson of the disputation at least 48 hours before the disputation. Only members and relatives of the CAU and, if applicable, of the non-university research institute (GEOMAR, MPI or similar) at which the dissertation was written are admitted - but not relatives and friends who do not belong to this group of people.
    The doctoral candidate* is responsible for the technical execution of the dissertation.
    This procedure is binding for all disputes from 1.6.2020. Exclusion of the university public must be applied for in writing or by email to the responsible Vice Dean (Prof. Dr. H. Kersten).
    Before the start of the disputation, the participants in the video conference must be compared with the list of listeners registered in advance.
    Only the lecture and the questioning may be transmitted, but not the consultation of the commission. Recordings of the disputation are prohibited.
  • Doctorate defences generally take place 11 to 12 weeks after registration. If a dissertation is rated "with distinction", a longer period can be expected.
  • As a rule, doctoral certificates are awarded once a semester.