Doctoral proceedings

At the beginning of your doctoral studies you have registered as a Doctoral candidate registered and would now like to bring your procedure to a successful conclusion? Then the next step is the submission of the dissertation and the opening of the doctoral procedure, which is concluded with the taking of an oral examination.

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

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

A change of the doctoral regulations is only possible before the opening of the doctoral procedure. An informal application to the Dean's Office is sufficient.

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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Opening of the procedure

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

  • Application for the opening of the doctoral procedure, stating the title of the thesis, first supervisor and applicable doctoral regulations. This application must be addressed to the dean!
  • An uncertified copy of the Diploma/Master's degree certificate
  • An uncertified copy of the Diploma/Master's transcript
  • 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.
  • An electronic version of the dissertation (CD)
  • Five (in case of two co-examiners six) abstracts (3-max. 10 pages) with curriculum vitae and cover sheet written in the same language as the long version.
  • Affidavit(Doctoral Regulations Annex 3 (PDF))
  • Instruction (DoctoralRegulations Annex 4 (PDF))
  • Assurance of scientific practice(Promotionsordnung-Anlage 5b (PDF))
  • List of publications
  • Information on the doctoral degree sought (see template (DOCX))
  • In the case of a publication-supported dissertation, please complete the "Supplementary sheet for publication-supported dissertation", attach it to the dissertation and hand it in once separately.
  • Declaration of the supervisor (sufficiently published)
  • Proposal of second supervisor from first supervisor

 

Special case "publication-based dissertation".

In this case, a supplementary sheet must be inserted at the end of the paper, which contains the documentation of the contribution of the individual authors to the paper for each chapter:Supplementary sheet publication-based dissertation (DOCX)

 

Oral examination

Can take place no earlier than two weeks after all reviews have been received.

Delivery of the doctoral certificate and diploma

Within one year after passingtheoral examination, the doctoralcandidate has to publish thedissertation ina versionapprovedby the reviewers. Please refer to the doctoral regulations(PDF) 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 certificate and your doctoral diploma.

Opening of the procedure

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

  • Application for the opening of the doctoral procedure including the title of the thesis, first supervisor and applicable doctoral regulations and contact details of the applicant. This application must be addressed to the dean!
  • 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 Sample cover sheet for the examination copy of the dissertation thesis (DOC). If an additional examiner is consulted, a further examination copy must be submitted.
  • Five (in case of two co-examiners six) abstracts (3-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/substitute current employment contract

 

Oral examination

Can take place at the earliest two weeks after receipt of all expert opinions.

 

Delivery of the doctoral certificate and diploma

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(PDF) 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 certificate and your doctoral diploma.