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Office of Doctoral Affairs

Possible doctoral procedures at the Faculty of Medicine

doctoratetarget audienceAcceptance prerequisites (as a rule)presumptionFurther remarks
Dr.med. / Dr.med.dent.Human and dental practitionersSuccessful completion of the M1 (first state examination), supervision agreement


Special requirements for external doctoral students

Individual doctorates, supported by the Graduate Academy (all doctoral students) and the IZKF-Promotionskolleg (application for funding)

Dr.sc.hum.Graduates of non-medical courses of studies who would like to do a doctorate on a medical topic
  • Master's degree (or equivalent)
  • Application with project description and supervision agreement

after passing the preliminary examination (there are usually several months between application and acceptance)Individual doctorates, supported by Graduate Academy, scope of research as Dr.rer.nat. (3 years)
PhD in Experimental MedicinePhysicians and natural scientists
  • Master's degree (or equivalent)
  • For physicians passed M1 (double study possible)
  • Project description and supervision agreement

Deadline for applications semi-annually (June and December), gradual acceptance (after written application and interview)

Structured doctoral program, main component is independent, 3-year research work, additional elective program

Please refer to our leaflets for more detailed information on acceptance as a doctoral candidate and the procedure of the respective doctoral procedures.


Information, forms, leaflets

30.3.2018: Since 30.03.2018, after acceptance as a doctoral student, you must be matriculated by the faculty in the Student Secretariat of the University of Tübingen, see § 38 paragraph 5, sentence 1, first half sentence of the Landeshochschulgesetz. Specific information can be found on the pages of the Student Secretariat.

07.03.2018: Important information for doctoral students: The Maternity Protection Act has changed - we would like to inform you individually about this and urge you to contact us at the doctoral office if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Information boothdownload
Doctoral degree regulations 2016 (German document)
Information Procedure Disputation22.10.2014pdf
Best practice guidelines for doctoral candidates Dr.med./Dr.med.dent./Dr. sc. hum.
Principles of the faculty for saveguarding good scientific practice10.08.2009pdf
Guidelines for keeping research notebooks
Proposal Explanation of own contribution
Regulations for the PhD Program Experimental Medicine
Application for admission Dr. med./Dr. med. dent.
Application for admission as Dr. sc. hum.28.11.2017pdf
Application for submission Dr. med./Dr. med. dent.29.07.2019
Application for submission Dr. sc. hum.29.07.2019
Consent to electronic publication (German document)
Doctoral supervision agreement29.07.2019
Appendix to application
Addendum to application
Checklist dissertations

opening hours
Please note our opening hours. Outside these times, we are also happy to answer your questions by e-mail.
  • Mon. from 9:00 to 11:00 (telephone consultation hour)
  • Tuesdays from 14:30 to 16:00
  • Wed. from 9:00 to 11:00
  • Thu. from 14:30 to 16:00 (telephone office hours)
  • Friday closed

Doctoral consultation hour, Professor Dr. B. Pichler (Chairman of the Doctoral Committee): Appointments are made via the doctoral office.

The registration procedures for the Dr.med and Dr.med.dent procedures are now partly online.
Please send us an e-mail and we will send you an access code with which you can log in to the registration area. You will also receive further information by e-mail.


Your contact persons

Heidrun Jakob

Dr. med. / Dr. med. dent. / Dr. sc. hum.

Phone number: +49 7071 29-76865

E-mail address: promotionen@med.uni-tuebingen.de

Address: Geissweg 5, 72076 Tübingen, Germany

Andrea Pallesche

Dr. med. / Dr. med. dent. / Dr. sc. hum.

Phone number: +49 7071 29-77929

E-mail address: promotionen@med.uni-tuebingen.de

Address: Geissweg 5, 72076 Tübingen

Dr. Tanja Rieß

doctoral affairs

Phone number: +49 7071 29-77926

E-mail address: promotionen@med.uni-tuebingen.de

Dr. Inka Montero

doctoral affairs

Phone number: +49 7071 29-77929

E-mail address: promotionen@med.uni-tuebingen.de

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