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Office of Doctoral Affairs of the Faculty of Medicine

Degree programs of the Medical Faculty


DegreeTarget groupPrerequisitesDeadlinesComments
Dr. med. /
Dr. med. dent.
Graduates of medicine and dentistry
  • Successful completion of M1, the first section of the German Medical Licensing Examination (Staatsexamen)
  • Supervision agreement
Admission possible at any time as soon as all application documents have been submitted. Individual doctoral studies supported by the Graduate Academy (all doctoral candidates) and by the IZKF Promotionskolleg (by application only)
Dr. sc. hum. Graduates of non-medical degree programs who would like to do their doctoral work on a medical topic
  • Master's degree or equivalent
  • Application with project description
  • Supervision agreement
Admission after successful entrance examination. As a rule several months pass between application and acceptance. Individual doctoral studies supported by the Graduate Academy (all doctoral candidates). Average duration equivalent to Dr. rer. nat. in Faculty of Science (approx. 3 years)
PhD in Experimental Medicine Students of medicine and graduates of natural and life sciences
  • Master's degree or equivalent
  • For students of medicine: completed first state medical examination M1 (double degree possible)
  • Project description
  • Supervision agreement
Applications are possible twice a year with deadlines in June and December, multi-step acceptance procedure after written application and interview. Structured PhD program. The main element is an independent 3-year research project and dissertation accompanied by a mandatory program of elective courses.


Please see the Best Practice guidelines listed below in the download area for further information on the programs and application procedures for the various doctoral programs.


H. Jakob

Heidrun Jakob
Phone +49 7071 29-76865



P.-S. Henger

Pia-Sarah Henger
Phone +49 7071 29-76865



Dr. I. Montero

Inka Montero, PhD
Phone +49 7071 29-77929




Opening hours

Please be aware of our new opening hours. Outside of these hours we are happy to answer your questions oby email.


Opening hours during the semester
Mon. from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. (available by telephone only)
Tues. from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m.
Wed. from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Thurs. from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. (available by telephone only)
Fri. closed

Opening hours during the semester break
Tues. from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m.
Wed. from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Mon., Thurs. and Fri. closed

Consultation hours of Professor Dr. B. Pichler
(Chairman of the Board of Doctoral Affairs)

Please contact the Office of Doctoral Affairs to make an appointment.


Information, Forms & Links
General informationVersionDownload
Board of Doctoral Affairs (Promotionsausschuss) 10/8/2014 link
Promotionsordnung Dr.med. / Dr.med.dent./ Dr.sc.hum. (in German) 5/12/2016 pdf (336KB)
Information sheet on the oral examination (thesis defense) 04/27/2016 pdf (65 KB)
Protocol sheet for oral examination (thesis defense, in German) 8/18/2014 pdf (20 KB)
Best practice guidelines for doctoral studies Dr. med. / Dr. med. dent./ Dr. sc. hum.   pdf (
184.60 KB)
Guidelines for applications for the right to supervise doctoral students (§ 4c of the Doctoral Regulations, in German) 8/6/2014 pdf (22 KB)
Guidelines for Safeguarding Good Scientific Practice (in German) updated version follows soon  
Recommendations for keeping a laboratory journal (in German) 7/12/2016 pdf (30 KB)
Logbook Dr.med.(dent) or Dr.sc.hum.: see Downloads on German site - can be compiled from translated documents    
Declaration of Contributions (suggested wording) 04/27/2016 pdf (22 KB)

"Promotionsordnung" PhD Experimental Medicine

(doctoral regulations, in German)

12/12/2011 pdf (271 KB)


Application for registration as doctoral student (Dr. med. / Dr. med. dent.) 27/11/2017 pdf (100 KB)
Application for registration as doctoral student (Dr. sc. hum.) 05/12/2015 pdf (25 KB)

Submission of Doctoral thesis form (Dr.med./Dr.med.dent.)

06/15/2016 pdf (25 KB)

Submission of Doctoral thesis form (Dr.sc.hum.)

07/19/2016 pdf (147 KB)

Supervision Agreement for Doctoral Candidates

01/09/2015 pdf (36 KB)



Last update: 22/08/2018



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The doctoral logbook "Promotionslogbuch" contains important information and possibilities for documentation of your doctoral project. Please pick up your personal copy in the Office of Doctoral Affairs during the opening hours. You can also print out the pdf available on the German website. Please note that many documents are translated to English.
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Head: Dr. Annette Klepper

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