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.

You can find more useful information about a doctorate under Graduate Service.

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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


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