Initiate the examination procedure

To initiate the doctoral examination procedure, please send the documents listed below to the Department's Office. Your documents must be submitted to the no later than 12 a.m. the day prior to the meeting of the Doctoral Admissions Committee. Only complete applications can be considered.

Document Explanations and information
the electronic version
(PDF, max. size 10 MB)
5 identical hardcopies of the dissertation
(6 copies in case of 3 referents)

The dissertation has to have a hard binding
Do not use ring binding.
The thesis must include:
Document Explanations and information
Application form (opens in new tab) : Initiation of the doctoral examination procedure Save the form and fill it in with a PDF-program. Please note the following:
  • Please name the exact title of your dissertation
  • You have to suggest the referents and further examiners and a preferred date for your examination. Double-check their availability.
  • You have to follow the rules regarding experimental/ theoretical examiners and you coverage of least two institutes with your examiners.
  • In case you got any questions or any doubt, please get in touch to the Departments Office as early as possible.
Declaration regarding §8(1) (opens in new tab) General Doctoral Regulations Please print and sign the document. With this declaration you certify that the electronic and print version are identical.
(additionally required to declaration in the dissertation as this sheet becomes part of the exam record)
Diploma/ Master's certificate The original certificate has to be displayed
Receipt for doctoral fees €100 to be transferred to:
Technische Universität Darmstadt,
IBAN: DE36 5085 0150 0000 7043 00
BIC: HELADEF1DAS (Sparkasse Darmstadt)
Purpose: Promotion FB Physik

All documents have to be handed in at the department's office at latest at 12 a.m. the day before the Doctoral Admissions Committee meeting .

You have to suggest an appointment for your disputation. This appointment has to be discussed with all of your examiners beforehand by yourself (Suggestion). Please get in touch to the departments office as early as possible to doublecheck the preferred appointment. The Dean will finally fix the appointment for your disputation after receiving the written statements of your referents. Until this is done, the appointment is tentative (Fixing).
However, the disputation has to be appointed on a Monday or Wednesday during lecture times or in the first week after the lecture times. In well-founded situations it is possible to find an anomalous appointment. If this is the case, please get in touch to the Department's Office beforehand as soon as possible.

Disputations during the Pandemic Situation

Disputations will be held in presence.

The doctoral committee has established the following rules for this:

  • Examinee and ALL examiners are present (no video streaming).
  • All participants wear medical masks/FFP2 masks, the defending person may take off the mask during the examination.
  • A small number of audience members may be admitted. These also wear medical masks/FFP2 masks.
  • Transmission of the examination via video stream is not possible.