Initiating the doctoral examination procedure


To initiate the doctoral examination procedure please send the documents listed below to the Dean’s Departmental Office. Your documents must be submitted to the Departmental Office no later than two weeks prior to the meeting of the Doctoral Admissions Committee. Only complete applications can be considered.


Document Explanations and information

Five bound copies of your thesis
(if there are three reviewers: six copies)

The thesis must include:

Please do not use ring binding.


In addition to your thesis

Document Explanations and information

Application to initiate the doctoral examination procedure

Please fill in document electronically

Declarations according to General Doctoral Regulations


Title template customised to your thesis


Academic career

When publishing your thesis with the ULB, the summary of your academic career can be omitted

Receipt for doctoral fees

€100 to be transferred to:
Technische Universität Darmstadt,
IBAN: DE36 5085 0150 0000 7043 00
BLZ: 508 501 50 (Sparkasse Darmstadt)
Purpose: Department 18 – Promotionsgebühren

Summary of thesis

Summary in English and German

Thesis in PDF format

by e-mail to

Contact details of co-examiners

complete address, e-mail and exact title of co-examiner

Based on your application, the Departmental Doctoral Admissions Committee will decide on the composition of the Examination Board. The Dean’s Office will inform you about the composition of the Examination Board and the date of the viva.