Admission to a doctoral degree
If all requirements to become a doctoral candidate are met, the Doctoral Admissions Committee in the Physics Department will admit candidates to a doctoral degree. The admissions procedure for completing a doctoral degree in the department is as follows:
1. Choice of supervisor
Due to §10 of the General Doctoral Regulations you have to choose a supervisor for your doctorate. In normal cases, this has to be a professor of the Physics Department. Discuss content issues as well as the chances of applying for a position as a research associate with this prospective supervisor in advance.
Please ask your supervisor to fill-in and sign the confirmation of supervison at the form Application as a doctoral student.
2. Online-Registration (optional: enrolment as a doctoral student)
To apply for admission all applicants have to register at TU Darmstadt via an online-registration; the enrolment as a doctoral student is optional. Both options are open for access at any time without any deadlines.
To register yourself, you have to have the signed confirmation of supervision by your supervisor, see item 1.
You have to choose the online-registration in respect to your university entrance eligibility:
- German university entrance eligibility/ university entrance eligibility gained form a German School abroad:
Please follow “TUCaN”: www.tucan.tu-darmstadt.de
- Foreign university entrance eligibility:
Please follow “movein”: www.tu-darmstadt.de/movein
Further information regarding the registration process will be provided at
3. Applying for admission as a doctoral candidate
To be admitted as a doctoral candidate you must officially apply to the Department's Office of the Physics Department.
To do so, please submit the following documents:
- Form Application as a doctoral student
- Your registration form aquired by TUCaN, including your signature (German university entrance eligibility)
Acceptance letter issued by the International Office (foreign university entrance eligibility )
- Your certificate according to your degree:
Degree at TU Darmstadt/|
Degree at a German university
|Degree at a university abroad||
Please hand in your application for admission to a doctoral degree, including all the additional documents, to the Departments office no later than 12 a.m. the day before the Doctoral Admissions Committee meets for the next board meeting. The next board meetings may be found at News.
Only complete applications can be considered.
On the strength of your submission, the Doctoral Admissions Committee will make a decision on your application, including any conditions to be imposed. You and your supervisor will be informed about the decision by the Departments Office in writing.
4. Optional: Enrolment as a doctoral student
Enrolment as a doctoral student is not obligatory. It is possible to acquire the qualification without being enrolled.
If you prefere to enrole as a doctoral student, plese follow the suggestions during your registration (Item 2.)