Doctoral Studies at the Faculty of Natural Sciences

On completing doctoral studies, students are conferred a doctorate – the highest academic degree which can be achieved through successfully passing examinations in Germany.

 

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 doctoral studies, students are conferred a doctorate – the highest academic degree which can be achieved through successfully passing examinations in Germany.

 

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.

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 qualifying courses, aimed at providing practical support for your scientific work and personal development. To this end, you are free to use the 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 qualifying 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 the university's faculties.

YOUR CONTACT

Doctoral Topics

If you have any questions on doctoral topics or if you are looking for a supervisor of your doctorate, please contact the professors of the relevant institutes directly.

Administrative Questions

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