Technische Universität Berlin

Orientation and first steps

As is the case at most universities, Technische Universität Berlin requires written agreement to supervise your doctorate from your doctoral advisor. Once you have received this written agreement from a professor at TU Berlin, you can register your declaration of intent to pursue a doctorate.

You should register your intent to pursue a doctorate as well as register for the doctoral procedure itself directly with the appropriate faculty, irrespective of the form of supervision you have selected Fakultäten. Each faculty has its own faculty service center with official responsibility for registration, the doctoral procedure, and the awarding of the academic title. A contact person is available to answer all your questions relating to non-content aspects of a doctorate.

Once your declaration of intent to pursue a doctorate has been accepted by the faculty, you can then enroll as a doctoral student with Department 1 - Student Services.

Contact persons within the faculties

Responsibility for the doctoral procedure and the awarding of academic titles lies with the faculties. Questions concerning procedures, relating to non-content aspects of a doctorate, registering your intent to pursue a doctorate, admission to the doctoral procedure, formatting and length of dissertations, etc. should be addressed to the relevant  contact person in the faculty service centers.

It is generally easy enough to find out about practical issues such as how long a dissertation has to be, submission deadlines, etc. But who do you speak to when you have problems with your dissertation, if you are overwhelmed by the workload, or if you have a disagreement with your supervisor? Every faculty has a designated contact who can discuss your situation with you in confidence and advise you on how to best solve your problems.

FacultyFaculty service center (FSC)Contact person in FSCDesignated contact
Faculty I - Humanities:faculty service centerIna HaaseProf. Dr. Kerstin Wittmann-Englert + Prof. Dr. Helga Marburger
Faculty II – Mathematics and Natural Sciences:faculty service centerAnne Jenß + Lara SchäferProf. Dr. Etienne Emmrich
Faculty III – Process Sciences:faculty service centerBeate NeumannDr. Philip Wietstock
Faculty IV – Electrical Engineering and Computer Science:faculty service centerJana PeichProf. Dr. Odej Kao Prof. Dr. Marianne Maertens
Faculty V – Mechanical Engineering and Transport Systems:faculty service centerJulia StützerProf. Dr. Dietrich Manzey
Faculty VI – Planning Building Environment:faculty service centerN.N.Dr. Daniel Aubram
Faculty VII – Economics and Management:faculty service centerIra Zingel-KädingProf. Dr. Dorothea Kübler

Kontakt

Organization name TU-DOC
Building FH
Room 602-603, 719
Address Fraunhofer Straße 33-36
10587 Berlin

What do I need to consider when enrolling? What admission requirements apply?

TU-DOC – Office for Doctoral and Postdoctoral Services publishes an information sheet providing all essential information about enrollment and admission requirements for a doctorate. All doctoral candidates without employee status at TU Berlin have to enrol.

Please note: You need to pay the relevant fees when enrolling or re-registering at TU Berlin. Detailed information about fees is provided  here.

Doctoral candidates can be exempted from Semesterticket fees upon request; Section 1 (6) of the Semesterticket regulations for TU Berlin based upon Section 18a (4) of the Berlin State Higher Education Act (BerlHG) of 20 January 2015, states: “The following persons are, upon application, exempt from paying the Semesterticket fee: 3. Persons enrolled as  doctoral candidates or who are participating in continuing education programs. […] Such persons are exempt from the obligation to pay Semesterticket fees […].“