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Doctoral procedure

The Procedure for Obtaining a Doctoral Degree – an Overview

Doing a doctorate does not only mean organising a period of scientific training which is characterised by independent research work in the natural science institutes. A doctorate is also linked to a legally defined administrative process. At the Faculty of Natural Sciences it is based on the German doctoral regulations for the following academic degrees:

  • "Doctor of Science" (Dr. rer. nat.) and
  • "Doctor of Horticultural Sciences" (Dr. rer. hort.)

Thus, only the German text of the respective doctoral regulations is legally binding. If you have any questions about the administrative process, please contact our Promotion Team of the doctoral student's office.

EIGHT STEPS TO OBTAINING A DOCTORATE WITH APPLICATION FORMS

According to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act of Lower Saxony
Notes on how to complete the forms

All fields on the form must be completed in full on the computer. Mandatory fields have a red border. The Doctoral Students’ Office needs much more time to process handwritten application documents and is thus unable to accept such documents.


Should you require special character formats (italics, subscripts, superscripts) for the title, please adopt the following procedure: first write the text, then mark the place in the text, click the right mouse button and select the desired option using “Textstil” (text style).


Then print out the completed form (single page/ only front pages) and add the place, date and your signature by hand.

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Doctoral students' office
Address
Appelstraße 11A
30167 Hannover
Building
Room