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.

Bitte beachten // Please note

Aufgrund der sich entwickelnden Situation von COVID-19 hat die Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät entschieden, das Promotionsbüro bis auf Weiteres für persönliche Beratung zu schließen.


Bitte kontaktieren Sie das Promotionsbüro per E-Mail oder telefonisch (zu den Sprechzeiten).


Bis auf Weiteres findet keine Auslage an der Naturwissenschaftlichen Fakultät statt.
Eine Einreichung jeglicher Antragsunterlagen ist auf postalischem Weg möglich. Es befindet sich außen am Gebäude 3403 ein Briefkasten der Naturwissenschaftlichen Fakultät.


Due to the developing situation of COVID-19, the Faculty of Natural Sciences has decided to close the Doctoral Students´Office for personal consultations until further notice.


Please contact the Doctoral Students´Office only by email or telephone (during office hours)!


There will be no display at the Faculty of Natural Sciences until further notice.
The submission of application documents is possible by regular mail. The mailbox of the Faculty of Natural Sciences is located right beside the entrance to building 3403, Appelstr. 11 a.


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: