Earning a doctorate at the University of Erfurt

Earning a doctorate is possible in all faculties of the University of Erfurt. The University of Erfurt offers two ways of gaining a doctorate. Interested in a doctorate as well as advanced doctoral students can opt for a doctorate at a certified graduate centre / the Max-Weber-Kolleg within the structured „Erfurt Doctoral and post-Doctoral Programme“ (EPPP). In addition, there is still the option for a "classic" individual doctorate in a particular faculty. Besides, there are special forms of doctoral studies that are compatible with individual doctorate and the structured doctorate.

At the beginning of a dissertation project, applicants must apply for acceptance as a doctoral student in accordance with the doctorate-degree regulation of the respective faculty or the Max-Weber-Kolleg. Accepetance as doctoral student takes place centrally via Docata – the web portal for doctoral students at the University of Erfurt.

Acceptance as a doctoral student enables the applicant to enrol in a doctorate at the University of Erfurt. The registration as doctoral studentis made centrally via the University of Erfurt’s online application portal and can submitted at any time.

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Structured doctorate in graduate centres / Max-Weber-Kolleg Information about the format
[Translate to English:] Promotionsstudierender der Universität Erfurt
The individual doctorate Information about the format
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Other types of doctorates Information about the format


Lucas Rischkau
Lucas Rischkau
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