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 closed in the time of 02. - 06. November

Applications received after 29.10.2020
will only be processed from 09.11.2020.



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. 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. More Information:


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 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, room, commission including chair).
  • 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.