Doctoral Studies at the Faculty of Natural Sciences

On completing their doctoral studies, students are awarded a doctorate – the highest academic title which can be achieved through successfully passing examinations at one of the universities in Germany authorised to prepare and examine doctoral students.

 

At Leibniz University Hannover, each faculty bears sole responsibility for its doctoral programme. This also applies to the way in which doctoral studies are structured.

On completing their doctoral studies, students are awarded a doctorate – the highest academic title which can be achieved through successfully passing examinations at one of the universities in Germany authorised to prepare and examine doctoral students.

 

At Leibniz University Hannover, each faculty bears sole responsibility for its doctoral programme. This also applies to the way in which doctoral studies are structured.

Please note: Current changes | Corona protection measures

  • Handing in documents: Always arrange an appointment, please!

    Before submitting application documents for doctoral studies or handing in dissertation papers, please make an appointment by e-mail or contact us during office hours by telephone.

    The submission of any documents is only possible by prior appointment.
    Before visiting, please find out whether and which corona protection measures are currently in place at LUH.

  • Doctoral students' office: reachability and contact options

    Due to COVID-19, processes and accessibility are restricted.
    Please contact the doctoral students' office by e-mail or - during office hours - by telephone.

    For the personal submission of application documents concerning the doctorate and the submission of dissertation papers, please make an appointment by e-mail or contact us during office hours by telephone. The submission of any application documents is only possible by prior appointment.

    Application documents can be submitted by mail (Postal address). There is a mailbox for the Faculty of Natural Sciences outside of building 3403, Appelstr. 11A.  

  • Resumption of doctoral procedures (viva)

    Due to the changed general conditions (7 May 2020), disputations or oral examinations can be held again at the Faculty of Natural Sciences with immediate effect in accordance with the corona and hygiene regulations. This change currently requires an adjustment of the academic processes.
    From Wednesday, 13 May 2020, appointment requests can be submitted by e-mail. Please make sure that the necessary deadlines are adhered to when scheduling appointments.

    Thanks for your collaboration!

Brief overview: Information on doctorates at the Faculty

At the Faculty of Natural Sciences, decisions concerning applications during the various steps of the doctoral study procedure are taken by the Faculty Council  or the Dean.

As a doctoral student in the Faculty of Natural Sciences you will be entitled to take a very tailored, yet multi-disciplinary range of advanced training courses aimed at providing practical support for your scientific work and personal development. To this end, you can avail yourself of the complementary courses offered by two different service facilities: GRANAT, the Faculty's own graduate school, and the Graduate Academy of Leibniz University Hannover.

GRANAT offers you a range of advanced training courses specifically tailored to meet the requirements of natural scientists. This range of courses perfectly complements the interdisciplinary-oriented programme offered by the Graduate Academy which targets doctoral students from all faculties at the university.

People to contact

Doctorate-related issues

If you have any questions relating to doctoral studies or if you are looking for a supervisor for your doctorate, please contact the professors of the relevant institutes directly:

Administrative issues

If you have any questions regarding administrative procedures, please contact the doctoral students' office of our faculty: