Information on the Regulations for the Award of a Doctoral Degree by the Department of Mathematics of July 27, 2016
1. At the beginning of the doctoral procedure, every doctoral candidate of the Department must apply for acceptance as a doctoral candidate with the Dean’s Office. Details are outlined in Article 11 of the Regulations for the Award of a Doctoral Degree.
A doctoral agreement in writing concluded by the doctoral candidate and her/his supervisor must be enclosed with the application.
Further details on the application and doctoral agreement can be found under Acceptance as Doctoral Candidate.
2. For planning the dates of the doctorates, the Department administrates an online calendar https://cmsadmin.math.kit.edu/admin/intern/reservierungen/Promotionskalender/, in which every doctoral candidate can enter the dates desired. Doctoral colloquia are offered regularly both during the lecture period and the non-lecture period. During the lecture period, they usually take place on Wednesdays.
All accepted doctoral candidates are requested by mail by the Department Head / Doctoral Admissions Committee to enter their dates desired for the three-month period queried by a given deadline. Based on the dates entered by the doctoral candidates, the Doctoral Admissions Committee plans the doctorates for the next three months and informs the doctoral candidates accordingly. Details on entering dates in the calendar and on planning the dates can be found under Planning of Dates of Doctorates.
3. Ten weeks prior to the date of the doctorate, admission to the doctoral examination must be applied for with the Students Office (see Article 13, PromO). A detailed description of the application for admission to the doctoral examination (Promotionsgesuch) can be found under Application for Admission to the Doctoral Examination.
When applying for admission to the doctoral examination, two reviewers must be proposed, of whom one must be member of the Department. If necessary, a third reviewer may be involved, see Article 15, par. 4 and Article 20, par. 4, PromO. In case of external reviewers, their contact data, exact academic titles (e.g. Dr. rer. nat. or Professor of Theoretical Particle Physics, etc.) must be given to the Dean’s Office.
4. Four weeks prior to the agreed date of the colloquium at the latest must a copy of the thesis be submitted to the Dean’s Office in both electronic and printed form. Upon submission of the doctoral thesis to the Dean’s Office, the reviewers named will be asked to give their opinions. The candidate is responsible for all reviewers having a copy of the thesis at that time. Until receipt of the opinion, the copy may then only be exchanged, if the reviewers have approved in writing to the Dean’s Office.
Note: This fulfills the requirement of submitting three copies of the doctoral thesis, as outlined in Article 13, par. 2, cl. 2 of the Regulations for the Award of the Doctoral Degree.
5. At the same time, the Dean’s Office asks the spokespersons of the institutes to appoint one examination committee member per institute. The names must be given to the Dean’s Office not later than one week prior to the display period of 14 days specified in the Regulations for the Award of the Doctoral Degree.
6. All opinions must be submitted to the Dean’s Office in both electronic and printed and signed form not later than one day prior to the start of the display period of 14 days specified in the Regulations for the Award of the Doctoral Degree. The main reviewer is responsible for observing the deadlines.