Faculty II - Mathematics and Natural Sciences

Doctorate

The doctorate is the acquisition of the doctoral degree at a university within the framework of an examination procedure. The following doctoral regulations apply at Faculty II of TU Berlin:

Current version of the doctoral regulations dated 15 June 2022

Formal prerequisite for the doctoral degree is the successful completion of a Master's program or an equivalent degree in the subject area of the respective doctoral degree. Content-related requirements are the successful completion of a research thesis (dissertation) and a passed oral examination (scientific debate).

Faculty II - Mathematics and Natural Sciences awards the following doctoral degrees:

Doctor of Natural Sciences (Dr. rer. nat.)

Doctor of Engineering Sciences (Dr.-Ing.)

Contact

Chemistry

Office BEL 1
Room BEL 011
Office Hours Doctorate:Mon 2 - 4 pm, Thu 10 am - 12 pm

ATTENTION

No Chemistry consultation hour on March 21, 2024.

Contact

Mathematics and Physics

Office BEL 1
Room BEL 012
Office hours Doctorate:Tue 10 am - 12 pm, Fri 1-3 pm

Address

Technische Universität Berlin

Faculty II - Mathematics and Natural Sciences

Secretary BEL 1

Building BEL (Villa Bell)

Marchstraße 6

10587 Berlin

Steps to pursue a doctorate

Registration of the declaration of intent to pursue a doctorate

Please register your intention to pursue a doctorate as early as possible using the document registration of intention to pursue a doctorate. In addition, please also submit a doctoral agreement with the supervising person. For example, you can use the supervision agreement of the TU Berlin as a sample.

PhD Committee

PhD Committee

Information on the composition of doctoral committees can be found in § 6 of the doctoral regulations of Faculty II - Mathematics and Natural Sciences. Please also refer to our information on doctoral committees.

    Admission to the doctoral procedure

    Admission to the doctoral procedure

    After completion of the dissertation, admission to the doctoral procedure must be applied for.

    When planning the course of the doctoral procedure, it should be taken into account that there is a deadline of 3 months for the preparation of the expert opinions and that after their receipt there is an invitation period for the scientific debate of at least 14 days. In total, this means that between the application for admission to the doctoral procedure and the date of the scientific debate can be more than 4 months. There should be a period of at least 8 weeks between the submission of the application and the scheduled defense date!

    Please contact us if you plan or want to apply for the opening of your doctoral procedure.

    Scientific defense

    Scientific defense

    The invitation period of 14 days before the date of the scientific defense must be considered. The invitation is issued and announced by the doctoral office.

    Attention:

    The doctoral regulations of Faculty II ­– Mathematics and Natural Sciences (section 8, subsection 2a) allow oral defenses in online/hybrid format as an exception in cases of circumstances beyond control/force majeure (i.e. pandemic events, sudden illness, plane/train cancellation) for the doctoral candidate and members of the committee. This requires the agreement of the doctoral candidate, the chairperson/doctoral committee and the Dean.

    Find out about the current dates of scientific defense in our overview. Scientific debates are open to the public and you are welcome to participate.

    Publication

    The dissertation must be made available to the scientific public in an appropriate manner within 12 months of the scientific defense.

    Dissertation office of the university library

    PhD Officers

    A doctoral representative is appointed to advise the doctoral candidates in cases of problems and conflicts. Discussions with the representative are always confidential and the further procedure is always coordinated with the doctoral candidate.
    Please note: the doctoral representative is not responsible for formal questions; for this, please contact the responsible colleagues at Faculty-Service-Center.

    PhD Officer

    Dean

    Office BEL 1
    Building BEL
    Room BEL 209

    Deputy

    Vice Dean for Studies and Teaching

    Office BEL 1
    Building BEL
    Room BEL 209