Step 1

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Doctorate at Goethe University

The formal conditions and regulations for admission as a doctoral candidate at one of the faculties at Goethe University as well as for the final thesis and examination are laid down in the Promotionsordnung (regulations for doctoral degrees) of the respective faculty. A list comprising the doctorate regulations of the different faculties of Goethe University can be found here. More detailed information about completing a doctorate at Goethe University is also provided by the International Office.

>>> Detailed information on procedures for a Cotutelle de Thèse | binational joint doctorate can be found here.

Step 2

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Finding a supervisor

Once you have decided that you want to complete a doctorate and have gained insight into the subject area as well as your own research interests in that field, the most crucial step to take is finding a supervisor who is willing to guide and supervise you in your doctoral work. In order to find a supervisor whose research interests are in line with your doctoral project it is advisable to consult the website of the department or institute representing your preferred subject area.

Step 3

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Get Settled


You have completed the first steps to ensure that the start into your doctorate will be smooth. Now you can begin to work on your doctoral project.

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