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FAQs on doctoral examination procedure

 

In the following you will find answers to frequently asked questions relating to taking a doctoral degree in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at TU Darmstadt.

According to §7(6) of TU Darmstadt’s General Doctoral Regulations, the Doctoral Admissions Committee can attach conditions to accepting graduates which must be fulfilled. These conditions are designed to ensure that the candidate is able to conduct academic work and may involve, in particular, proof of successfully participating in taught courses and passing certain examinations.

Conditions may very well be imposed if a degree has been taken in a different subject, at a university abroad or at a university of applied sciences (Fachhochschule). The subjects liable to conditions and the extent thereof depend on each individual case. For further information and to ask questions, please contact the Head of Research Management.

You will be informed about the status of your application in writing approximately two weeks after the relevant Doctoral Admissions Committee has considered it.

Registering for admission to a doctoral degree is not obligatory. It is possible to acquire the qualification without being registered. On this point, please take note of all the necessary information to be found on TU Darmstadt’s main site.

Please submit your thesis, including all the additional documents required, to the Dean’s OfficeDepartmental Office no later than two weeks prior to the meeting of the Doctoral Admissions Committee. Only complete applications can be considered. Click here for the exact dates and deadlines.

According to § 21 (1) of TU Darmstadt’s General Doctoral Regulations, you are only permitted to carry the title of doctor once you have received your doctoral certificate.

When you have successfully completed your viva, the certificate will be commissioned. The Dean’s Office will send you a draft of your certificate and ask you to verify it. It will then be printed. Once the certificate has been printed and signed by the President and the Departmental Chairperson you will be notified so that it can be collected. It is not possible to say exactly how long this may take.

When you have successfully completed your viva, the certificate will be commissioned. The Dean’s Office will send you a draft of your certificate and ask you to verify it. It will then be printed. Once the certificate has been printed and signed by the President and the Departmental Chairperson you will be notified so that it can be collected. It is not possible to say exactly how long this may take.

No, your doctoral certificate will not be issued in English.

If you are not able to collect your doctoral certificate yourself, you can authorise another person to collect it for you. Please provide the Dean’s Office with written authorisation in advance.