The Graduate Office provides advice on doctoral matters and matters regarding postdoctoral lecturing qualification ("habilitation"). In addition, the application for acceptance as a doctoral candidate, the supervision agreement and the documents required to open doctoral and habilitation procedures are submitted here.
Head: Dr Franziska Feldkamp
Assistant: Stefanie Drechsel
Please note that examinations within the Master's programmes are administered by the Faculty's Office for Student Affairs and Examinations.
The opening of your doctoral examination proceedings requires the submission of various documents. Please note the following notes and forms:
Please note: These three forms apply only to doctoral candidates pursuing their PhD according to the Doctoral Examination Regulations from 17 July 2018. Doctoral candidates pursuing their doctorate according to the Doctoral Examination Regulations from 15 April 2014, will receive the information and forms they need in the doctoral and habilitation positions.
In any case - even for doctoral candidates doing their PhD according to the Doctoral Examination Regulations from 17 July 2018 - a personal consultation in the Graduate Office is strongly recommended before opening the doctoral examination proceedings!
In order to open your doctoral examination proceedings on time, you have to submit the complete documents to the Graduate Office until Tuesday in the week before the next meeting of the faculty council. Here are the deadlines for 2019:
Theses and documents that are submitted after these deadlines cannot be considered until the next meeting of the faculty council.
Important: Please also read the information of the Thuringian State and University Library (ThULB) regarding the deposit copy and electronic publication:
The new Doctoral Examination Regulations from 17 July 2018 was published on 27 August 2018. Doctoral candidates who have been admitted until 27 August 2018 can choose between the old and the new PhD regulations. The new regulations apply to all doctoral candidates admitted after 27 August 2018.
Overview of all study, examination and Doctoral Examination Regulations of the Faculty of Chemistry and Earthsciences (link leads to the digital administration guide HanFRIED - only in German)
NOTE: The pages of the HanFRIED are still under construction. The study and examination regulations can therefore still be found on the website of the Law Office of the Friedrich Schiller University - available only in German.