Those studying for a doctorate are referred to as doctoral candidates. In the engineering sciences, doctoral candidates are usually employed as scientific staff assigned to a Chair and are involved in research and teaching.
TU Darmstadt has had the right to award doctorates since 1899. The regulations governing doctoral degrees at TU Darmstadt are contained in the so-called (opens in new tab). General Doctoral Regulations
Schematically, the course of your doctoral studies looks as follows:
1. Find a supervisor
Your promotion should be supervised by a . So get in contact! professor or lecturer of the Physics Department
2. Admission to a doctoral degree
You have to hand in the admission form for to the Departments office. The doctoral admission board will decide on you application. applying as a doctoral candidate
3. Writing the thesis
Now you have to do research! At the end you are going to write a dissertation.
4. Initiating the the doctoral examination procedure
Once, after finalizing your dissertation the by yourself. Your dissertation will be reviewed carefully and finally you will have to pass an oral exam, the disputation. doctoral examination procedure will be initiated
5. Publishing the dissertation
To get the doctoral certificate the dissertation has to be published.