Final examination forms
Graduate students who are completing their degrees must register for the final oral examination for the degree of Dr. rer. nat.
Before doing so, please consult the documents below with 'general information from the Department of Physics and Astronomy', 'rules for submission of doctural theses' and 'rules and regulations' before suggesting the examination committee.
Also please see the following list of possible dates for examination. Note that examinations can take place at 9:00, 10:30, 14:00 and 15:30.
Possible dates for examination in the summer semester 2019
Possible dates for examination in the winter semester 2018/2019
It is your duty to ensure that your suggested examination committee can meet on the date and time required.
If you have chosen an external examiner, you should draw his attention to the general guidelines for external examiners here.
General guidelines for external examiners:
English translation of the regulations for doctoral students (Note that only the German version is legally binding!)
Promotionsordnung - English 10.04.2014:
Regulations for doctoral students (in German)
General Information from the Department of Physics and Astronomy on doctoral examinations
Rules for submission of doctoral theses
Special rules for cumulative theses
Application for a cumulative thesis
Submit the first form below - the registration form for the final examination - by the registration deadline fully completed, to the administrative office. Note that you are required to provide proof that you have met the course and teaching requirements. Your course records that we have will be used as proof, otherwise you must provide a signed list of the courses that you have attended.
The administrative office will provide confirmation that the dates, times and the composition of the examination committee are acceptable or request that you change these.
The final document, signed by the Dean will be kept by the administrative office and given to the candidate in copy.
For the deadline of submission of all documents, you must submit the full application form plus all the documents that are necessary. You may submit either the German or the English version of this form
The full application form should have the correct details from the registration form plus the additional information that is requested. Note that this form is required by the Faculty Office. We regret that you have to duplicate information, but this is essential. Please read the rules and regulations in detail.
In a similar vein, you must fill out and sign the German form attesting the proof of publication of your thesis. Both a German and English version are available to aid you in understanding the content.
Rules and regulations for the final oral examination
Registration form for the final oral examination for the degree Dr. rer. nat.
Full application form - required by the Combined Faculties of Mathematics and the Natural Sciences
End of thesis:
Please note that your thesis should end with two separate bibliographies - the first should list your own publications and comment on which of these are used in the thesis, the second should contain all relevant references (and can incude your own publications).