Please note:

Wednesday,  20 Oktober 2021 the office is closed on that day.

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

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.

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.

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

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

In order to avoid plagiarism and falsification of data in research, there are basic and helpful principles that all researchers should know and be able to apply.

ProTraiU offers a free workshop for this purpose in order to inform (prospective) scientists about ethical and legal guidelines and to increase awareness of good scientific work with the help of practical examples.

It is advisable to take part in this workshop in order to familiarize yourself with the working methods of Good Scientific Practice at an early stage.

The next course will take place on: 24/25 February 2022, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Please register for the relevant course. link

Information and documents on the opening of the doctoral procedure in accordance with the RPO of July 25th 2019 and FSPO of June 14th 2021

General information and downloads

To § 5 Abs. 3 Satz 3 RPO professional qualification of the supervisor

(1) To determine the professional suitability of the supervisor, the following documents must be submitted, based on which the doctoral committee decides on the professional suitability:

  • Application for appointment as a supervisor
  • a curiculum vitae
  • a list of publications with details of the third-party fundraising
  • Sketch of the planned research project

(2) a decision has already been made on the suitability of a supervisor in accordance with § 5 Abs. 3 Satz 3 RPO, and if this person is to be reappointed as the supervisor of a doctoral procedure, then, only the submission of a sketch of the planned research project is required.

On § 5 Abs. 3 Satz 3 1c) 2nd HS: special academic achievements by junior researchers who have a doctorate and who work full-time at the university

Indicators for special scientific achievements and full-time postdoctoral researchers at the university are, in particular, funding in an externally assessed program (such as the Margarete von Wrangell scholarship) to gain habitation or the activity in setting up a junior research group (e.g. Emmy Noether Fellows ).



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-Wen 9.00-11.00

No appointments: First Come - First Serve

Announcements of Doctoral Graduations

The following doctorates for obtaining the Dr. rer. nat. take place: