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Application for Admission to the Doctoral Examination

according to Article 13 of the Regulations for the Award of the Doctoral Degree of July 27, 2016

The application in writing must be addressed to the Dean and submitted to the Students Office ten weeks prior to the date of the colloquium.

The following documents must be enclosed with the application letter:

  • Diploma or master’s certificate
  • Description of the professional and scientific career (CV)
  • Eidesstattliche Versicherung (affirmation in lieu of an oath) according to Annex 3 of the Regulations for the Award of the Doctoral Degree (.doc|.pdf).
  • A copy of the information on the significance and consequences of the affirmation in lieu of an oath signed by the applicant according to Annex 4 of the Regulation for the Award of the Doctoral Degree (.doc|.pdf).
  • A declaration in writing that the “Rules for Safeguarding Good Scientific Practice” of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) are observed according to Annex 5b of the Regulations for the Award of the Doctoral Degree (Rules as .pdf).
  • List of all scientific publications of the applicant (list of publications)
  • A declaration according to Article 17, par. 8, cl. 1 as to whether the Department public shall be admitted to the oral examination
  • Proposals of reviewers according to Article 15, par. 3

Note:
Applicants accepted according to the old Regulations for the Award of the Doctoral Degree of November 30, 2012, who wish to change to the new Regulations for the Award of the Doctoral Degree of July 27, 2016, must enclose an application in writing for a change to the new Regulations for the Award of the Doctoral Degree, which is addressed to the Doctoral Admissions Committee.

  • If applicable, proof of the complementary achievements required by the Doctoral Admissions Committee according to Article 4, par. 4
  • Graduates of undergraduate programs or graduates of universities of applied sciences and cooperative state universities additionally have to submit a proof of their scientific qualification according to Article. 4, pars. 5 and 6 of the Regulations for the Award of the Doctoral Degree
  • Doctoral degree certificate, if the doctoral candidate has already been conferred a doctoral degree.