Doctoral Procedure

At the beginning of your doctoral studies you have registered as a doctoral candidate and would now like to bring your procedure to a successful conclusion? Then the next step is the application for admission to the doctoral procedure and the submission of the dissertation. The doctoral procedure will be concluded with an oral examination.

For doctoral studies at the KIT Department of Chemical and Process Engineering, the published Doctoral Regulations 2017 apply. If a doctoral agreement was started before June 27, 2017, doctoral studies are also possible after the Doctoral Regulations 2011.

The important procedural steps and notes are summarized below, but do not replace a thorough reading of the applicable doctoral regulations.

You would like to apply to change doctoral regulations? An electronic application form as well as an information factsheet for your application for admission to the doctoral procedure is provided for you in the web portal Docata.

If you have any questions regarding your access to Docata, please contact the Docata team via docata∂khys.kit.edu.

Contact

Ute Schweppenheiser

For submission of documents please make an appointment!

Room: Building 40.12, Room -104
Phone: +49 721 608-46378 (in the afternoon)
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You would like to apply for the admission to the doctoral procedure according to the doctoral regulations 2011? In this case, you submit your application for admission to the doctoral procedure to the dean’s office of your KIT Department. Information on the process and necessary steps can be found below.

Application for admission to the doctoral procedure

With the submission of the dissertation (by appointment with Ms. Schweppenheiser), the application for the admission to the doctoral procedure is made. The following documents must be submitted for this purpose:

  • Application for the admission to the doctoral procedure including the title of the thesis, first supervisor, applicable doctoral regulations and contact details of the applicant. This application must be addressed to the dean on private letterhead!
  • An uncertified copy of the Diploma/Master's degree certificate
  • An uncertified copy of the Diploma/Master's transcript
  • University entrance qualification/Abitur certificate
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Three (in case of two co-examiners four) copies of the dissertation (examination copies) with English and German abstract, table of contents, bibliography and curriculum vitae.If an additional examiner is consulted, a further examination copy must be submitted.
  • Obligatory cover sheet for the examination copy of the dissertation thesis (DOC)
  • Five (in case of two co-examiners six) abstracts (3 to max. 10 pages) with curriculum vitae and cover sheet written in the same language as the long version.
  • List of publications
  • Declaration of the supervisor (sufficiently published)
  • Proposal of second supervisor from first supervisor
  • Declaration of independent work etc. (see doctoral regulations § 5, 4.)
  • Declaration of other doctoral procedures (§ 5, 9.)
  • Declaration of criminal proceedings (§ 5, 10.)
  • Official certificate of good conduct/alternatively current KIT employment contract

 

You would like to apply for the admission to the doctoral procedure according to the latest doctoral regulations 2017?

Please log in to the web portal Docata. There you will find a leaflet in the document pool (Merkblatt_ChemVer2017) with all the necessary, faculty-specific information for opening your procedure. Please read this tcarefully and then complete the following steps:

  1.     Read the leaflet, prepare and have ready the necessary documents.
  2.     Log in to Docata and complete the eletronic application form.
  3.     Download the application form for admission to the doctoral procedure, sign it, and hand it in to the dean's office (incl. documents)

You will save yourself and us a lot of time if you design your titel page in the exact form, format and wording as specified in the sample. No deviations are permitted.

If you are planning to submit a publication-based dissertation (cumulative doctorate), please consider the following information.

If you have any questions regarding your access to Docata, please contact the Docata team via docata∂khys.kit.edu.

 

Oral examination

At the earliest, the oral examination can take place three weeks after receipt of all reviews.

Doctoral degree certificate and doctoral degree report

Within one year after passing the oral examination, the doctoral candidate has to publish the dissertation ina versionapprovedby the reviewers. Please refer to the doctoral regulations and the information of the KIT library.

In addition to the copies for the library, the doctoral candidate must submit one copy to the Dean's Office for each reviewer and one copy to the Dean's Office within this period. Exclusively in the Dean's Office copy, the following statement is to be entered by hand on one of the first pages, dated and signed. "I certify that the dissertation presented here is in accordance with the submitted and approved examination copy of the doctoral thesis."

Only then will you receive your doctoral degree certificate and the doctoral degree report.