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On this page, you will find information on doctoral studies at our faculty, such as how to apply for acceptance as a doctoral candidate and how to open the examination procedure.

The Faculty of Economics, Law and Social Science regularly announces doctoral preparation scholarships. You can find the current call for applications here.

Submission of application

Acceptance as doctoral candidate

For acceptance as a doctoral candidate at the Faculty of Economics, Law and Social Science, an application must be submitted via Docata - the web portal for doctoral candidates at the University of Erfurt. Docata provides a step-by-step help that guides you through the application for acceptance as a doctoral candidate.
You can submit the application after registering online in Docata. You will then receive your personal access data with which you can log in and process your application at any time.

To the web portal for doctoral students at the University of Erfurt 

The following documents must be enclosed with the application to the doctoral commission:

(1) Documents in electronic form (Docata):

  • Application for acceptance (system-generated) incl. declaration on the intended doctoral degree and according to § 5 para. 3 PrO
  • Certificate of the degree relevant for admission
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Exposé (incl. time schedule of the dissertation project)

(2) Documents in paper form:

  • signed application for acceptance (system-generated)
  • certified copy of the degree relevant for admission

(3) Documents from the supervisor, either digitally with electronic signature or in original with manual signature:

If the requirements according to § 5 Para. 2 + 3 Pr-O-StF are not met, additional documents must be submitted:

  • Failure to meet the examination requirement (§ 5 Para. 2 (a) Pr-O-StF): expert opinion of an authorised examiner who is not identical with the authorised examiner according to § 5 Para. 2 Sentence 2.
  • Failure to meet the quality requirement (section 5 (2) (b) Pr-O-StF): expert opinion of two authorised examiners, one of whom may be identical to the authorised examiner pursuant to section 5 (2) sentence 2 or section 5 (4) sentence 1 Pr-O-StF.
  • Failure to meet the compatibility requirement (§ 5 Para. 2 (c) Pr-O-StF): expert opinion of an authorised examiner who is not identical with the authorised examiner pursuant to § 5 Para. 2 Sentence 2.

Checklist to the acceptance

Only after acceptance as a doctoral candidate can you enrol via the Department 1: Registrar's Office.

Extension of the status as doctoral candidate

The doctoral commission decides on extensions of the doctoral status awarded for five years.

The application must be submitted in written form before the end of the award period. This must be accompanied by the renewed prognosis of the supervisor.

Opening of the examination procedure

To complete your doctoral project, you must apply for the opening of the examination procedure.  The application must be submitted via Docata - the web portal for doctoral students at the University of Erfurt. Docata provides a step-by-step help to guide you through the application to open the examination procedure.

To the web portal for doctoral candidates at the University of Erfurt 

According to the latest doctoral regulations, you must have the following documents ready, which you must submit electronically (via Docata) or by post:

1. documents in electronic form (Docata):

  • Application for the opening of the procedure as a doctoral candidate (system-generated) if applicable, with declaration according to § 30 PrO
  • Dissertation (PDF)
  • Updated curriculum vitae
  • Written declaration according to Appendix 6 PrO
  • Written declaration according to Appendix 7 PrO
  • Police clearance certificate
  • Proof of fulfilment of any conditions
  • Copy of the acceptance letter

2. documents in paper form:

  • Signed application to open the examination procedure (system-generated)
  • signed declaration according to Annex 6 PrO
  • signed declaration according to Annex 7 PrO
  • Police clearance certificate
  • Proof of fulfilment of any conditions
  • Dissertation bound 6 times

If you are applying for admission according to an older version of the doctoral regulations, please refer to the doctoral regulations to find out which documents must be submitted.

The dissertation must be published within one year after passing the disputation.

 Checklist for the opening of the examination procedure

Contact person

Liska Kübel, B.A.
Administrator for doctoral and habilitation matters as well as BA and MA examination matters
(Faculty of Economics, Law and Social Sciences)
Lehrgebäude 1 / Raum 0054
Office hours
Mi und Do 10-12 + 14-16
sowie nach Vereinbarung

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