University of Erfurt

Studying at the University of Erfurt


Promotion at the University of Erfurt is possible in the:

  • Faculty of Philosophy
  • Faculty of Economics, Law and Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Catholic Theology
  • Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies

First you have to apply the acceptance as a doctoral according to the respective doctoral regulations.

With the acceptance as a doctoral you can acquire the student status and thus the membership to the University. For this purpose, please make the request for admission to a Ph.D. program via the Online Application Portal. Please note the required documents for enrollment. You can find them in the instructions concerning the request for admission to Ph.D. programme.

How do I register online?

1. Fill out the online request for admission

Please submit your application online. Fill out the online form carefully. For navigation use "Back" and "Next" within the online form and not the buttons of your browser.

2. Obtain applicant number and print the application form

When you have completed the electronic data entry, you will receive your applicant number together with your password for the application portal. Please enter the applicant number in inquiries.

Further the application form is now available as a pdf-document. Please print out twice (the second print is for your documents). You can find your personal login data on first page of your application form.

3. Sign application and add required documents

Please sign your application and add all required documents (see: Instructions concerning the request for admission to Ph.D. programme.

4. Send application

Send your printed and signed application together with the required documents to the following address:

Universität Erfurt
Dezernat 1: Studium und Lehre
Postfach 90 02 21
99105 Erfurt

Please ensure that sufficient postage.

5. Upload your photo

Your student card is provided with your photo, which has to be uploaded by you on the Online Application Portal. You can find your personal login data on the first page of your printed application form. If you are logged in, you can also view the status of your application.

6. Enrollment

You are enrolled after submitting all necessary documents and fulfilling the admission requirements for a Ph.D. program. We will send you your student card by post.

7. Any questions?

For frequently asked questions see our FAQ-Sammlung. Further you can contact us by phone on 0361 / 737-5100 or send mail to

9. Start Online Application

Start your application here



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