Please note:

  • The office is currently closed.

    The office is currently closed, you can reach it via mail.

Information on administrative procedures during the Corona crisis

­­­­Applications can be made by email with immediate effect, in particular

  • -§ 7 (1) sentence 2 of the RPO, the admission to doctoral studies
  • -§ 8 paragraph 1 of the RPO, the opening of the doctoral procedure

Supporting documents, which must be attached to the applications, can be scanned and attached as a PDF file.

Declarations such as § 7 (2) Nos. 2, 3 and 5 of the RPO must be provided with a scanned signature and attached by means of a PDF file.

Documents that are accepted as scans during the corona crisis must be submitted in the correct form as well; acceptance is made under the resolutory condition that they are submitted.

The oral examination can be held via video conference (guidelines for the running of such exams).

Objections must be filed in written form.

Everything important

Acceptance as a doctoral candidate

  • Compulsory matriculation for doctoral candidates

    All doctoral students who were accepted by the doctoral committee after March 30, 2018, are required to enroll. Please read this information sheet carefully (information only in german).

    Full-time employees at the university can apply to be exempted from the requirement to matriculate. To enroll, please contact the university's study office.

  • Doctoral candidates with a foreign university degree

    In the case of candidates with a foreign university degree, the application for acceptance as a doctoral candidate can only be accepted if the equivalence of their degree or the university itself has been determined.  To do this, in addition to the application for acceptance as a doctoral candidate, you must submit the following to the doctoral office:

    • Original or certified certificates (for non-EU degrees: notarized copies)
    • a detailed list of the examination results (e.g. transcript of records) in the original language as well as in a German or English translation
    • CV with course of study

    An equivalency check can take up to 3 months in individual cases. It is therefore recommended to apply for acceptance as a doctoral candidate as early as possible. In accordance with the doctoral regulations, the doctoral committee can determine supplementary work if necessary.

    Only after acceptance as a doctoral candidate the enrollment by the study administration office may happen for a maximum of 5 years.

  • Application form

    Please submit the following documents for acceptance as a doctoral candidate:

    Please note: incomplete applications and applications with incomplete documents will not be processed!

Information and documents on the opening of the doctoral procedure in accordance with the RPO of March 9, 2016 and March 1, 2017

General information and downloads

Helpful Services at the university



The office is closed at the moment, you can reach it by mail.

Brigitte Riedel
Albert-Einstein-Allee 11
89081 Ulm 
Fon: +49 (0) 731 50-22033
Fax: +49 (0) 731 50-22039
Opening hours: Mo-Thu 10.00-12.00

No appointments: First Come - First Serve