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Graduate Academy Heidelberg University

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Im Neuenheimer Feld 370
Room 3
69120 Heidelberg

Telephone Icon 17x17 +49 (0) 6221 / 54 - 19765
E-Mail graduateacademy@uni-heidelberg.de

 

Walk-in office hours

Monday: 10 am to 12 pm
Tuesday: 2 pm to 4 pm
Wednesday: 10 am to 12 pm
Thursday: 10 am to 12 pm and 2 pm to 4 pm
and by appointment

Outside of our office hours you can reach us by telephone or email.

Please wear a mask at all times in the building.

 
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Faculties – Dean's Offices – Doctoral Regulations

Faculty of Biosciences
Faculty of Chemistry and Earth Sciences
Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science
Faculty of Engineering Sciences
Faculty of Physics and Astronomy
Faculty of Philosophy
Faculty of Modern Languages
Faculty of Theology
Faculty of Law
Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences
Faculty of Behavioral and Cultural Studies
Medical Faculty of Heidelberg
Medical Faculty of Mannheim
Brief web site glossary

 


Please see the University's website for an overview of the faculties' Examination Rules and Regulations in English Externer Inhalt.


 
Important!
Please note that these documents are non-binding convenience translations. Only the German version of the documents published in the corresponding Rector's Bulletin (Mitteilungsblatt des Rektors) have legal validity.
 

Below please find the contact information for the Dean’s Offices in each Faculty as well as other useful links related to doctoral training in the various Faculties.

Wherever possible, we have included links to English language websites; however, not all University webpages are yet available in English. In many cases, the webpages of the individual institutes within the Faculties or the various professors’ homepages are available in English. Therefore, we have included at the bottom of this page, a brief glossary of words from the Faculty websites which will hopefully help you to understand the sites better and to navigate to the pages that are of interest to you.

The links below will take you to the German-language doctoral regulations (Promotionsordnung) of the individual faculties. English-language versions of the doctoral regulations are available from the Dean’s offices of some of the faculties. Please be aware that English translations are provided for informational purposes only; only the German-language versions of the doctoral regulations are considered to be legally correct and binding.

 
Important!
Please make sure to ask your doctoral supervisor whether there are additional regulations that govern doctoral training in your discipline (e.g. the doctoral regulations of a graduate school).
 

 

Zuständigkeiten eines Promotionsausschusses

Each faculty determines the responsibilities of its doctoral studies committee and sets these down in detail in its own doctoral regulations (see below). An overview of the general functions of the doctoral committee is provided below:

The doctoral studies committee

  • is the central body of a faculty that is responsible for doctoral studies
  • is comprised, as a rule, of representatives of the faculty who are employed full-time and have completed a Habilitation
  • is usually chaired by the dean or one of the associate deans of the faculty or by a chairperson elected by the members of the committee
  • meets regularly during the semester
  • meets in camera

The doctoral studies committee performs all tasks assigned to it in the doctoral regulations, in particular:

  1. decisions on applications for admission as a doctoral candidate at the faculty incl. determination of additional requirements (conditions), if any;
  2. decisions on applications for the prolongation of admission as a doctoral candidate;
  3. decisions on bi-national doctoral studies as well as the relevant contracts;
  4. decisions on applications for permission to defend the doctoral dissertation, including, where applicable, decisions on
    • the approval of examination subjects
    • the doctoral title to be awarded, in cases in which the doctoral regulations of a faculty allow for more than one doctoral title
    • the recognition of academic qualifications earned abroad
    • the admission of theses by publication
    • the composition of doctoral examination committees and, where applicable, the appointment of examiners
    • the appointment of evaluators
  5. the appointment of external examiners for the doctoral defense
  6. the determination of the components of structured doctoral programs (where applicable)
  7. the prolongation of publication deadlines (where applicable)
  8. the resolution of conflicts or problems, where applicable in cooperation with the ombudsperson for doctoral candidates
  9. decisions on substantive changes in a supervisor’s acceptance within the doctoral agreement, on the revocation of an admission as a doctoral candidate, on the revocation of the permission to defend a doctoral dissertation or the retraction of a doctoral degree

Furthermore, the doctoral studies committee is the central point of contact for all matters concerning doctoral studies, in particular for matters that are not explicitly regulated in the doctoral regulations. According to the guidelines of the faculty, the doctoral committee cooperates with or involves other university committees, where applicable, and may delegate certain tasks to the relevant associate dean or dean of the faculty.

 


Faculty of Biosciences

Dean’s Office
Im Neuenheimer Feld 234
69120 Heidelberg

Phone: +49 (0) 62 21 / 54 5648
Fax: +49 (0) 62 21 / 54 4953
Mail: dekanat-bio@urz.uni-heidelberg.de

Links:
Faculty homepage Externer Inhalt
Information about doctoral training in the biosciences Externer Inhalt
Doctoral regulations

Faculty of Chemistry and Earth Sciences

Dean’s Office
Im Neuenheimer Feld 234
69120 Heidelberg

Phone: +49 (0) 6221 / 54 4844
Fax: +49 (0) 6221 / 54 4589
Mail: Dekanat-ChemGeo@uni-heidelberg.de

Links:
Faculty homepage Externer Inhalt
Institutes in the Faculty Externer Inhalt
Information about doctoral training in chemistry and earth sciences Externer Inhalt
Doctoral regulations

Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science

Dean's Office
Im Neuenheimer Feld 205
69120 Heidelberg

Phone: + 49 (0) 6221 / 54 14014
Fax: + 49 (0) 6221 / 54 814015
E-Mail: dekanat@mathinf.uni-heidelberg.de

Links:
Faculty homepage (German) Externer Inhalt
Information about doctoral training in mathematics and computer science Externer Inhalt
Doctoral regulations

 

Faculty of Engineering Sciences

Dean's Office
Mathematikon
Berliner Straße 45
69120  Heidelberg
Phone: +49 6221 54-16671
E-Mail: dekanat-ing@uni-heidelberg.de

Links:
Faculty homepageExterner Inhalt
Information about doctoral training in Engineering Sciences (in German)Externer Inhalt
Doctoral regulations (in German)

 

Faculty of Physics and Astronomy

Dean's Office
Im Neuenheimer Feld 226
69120 Heidelberg

Phone: +49 (0) 6221 / 54 19648
Fax: +49 (0) 6221 / 54 19548
Mail: dekanat@physik.uni-heidelberg.de

Links:
Faculty homepage Externer Inhalt
Information about doctoral training in physics and astronomy Externer Inhalt
Doctoral regulations

Faculty of Philosophy

Dean's Office
Voßstraße 2, Building 4370
69115 Heidelberg

Phone: +49 (0) 6221 / 54 2325 or 54 2329
Fax: +49 (0) 6221 / 54 3635
Mail: philosophische.fakultaet@uni-heidelberg.de

Links:
Faculty homepage (German) Externer Inhalt
Institutes in the Faculty (German) Externer Inhalt
Information about doctoral training in philosophy Externer Inhalt
Doctoral regulations

Faculty of Modern Languages

Dean's Office
Voßstraße 2, Building 37
69115 Heidelberg

Phone: +49 (0) 6221 / 54 2891
Fax: +49 (0) 6221 / 54 3625
Mail: Iris.Hoffmann@uni-heidelberg.de

Links:
Faculty homepage (German)Externer Inhalt
Institutes in the Faculty (German)Externer Inhalt
Information about doctoral training in modern languages (German)Externer Inhalt
Doctoral regulations

Faculty of Theology

Dean's Office
Hauptstraße 231
69117 Heidelberg


Phone: +49 (0) 62 21 / 54 3334
Fax: +49 (0) 62 21 / 54 3372
Mail: dekanat@theologie.uni-heidelberg.de

Links:
Faculty homepage (German)Externer Inhalt
Institutes in the Faculty (German)Externer Inhalt
Information about doctoral training in theology (German)Externer Inhalt
Doctoral regulations


Faculty of Law

Dean's Office
Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage 6-10
69117 Heidelberg

Phone: +49 (0)  6221 / 54 7631 or 54 7630
Fax: +49 (0) 6221 / 54 7654
Mail: dekanat@jurs.uni-heidelberg.de

Links:
Faculty homepage (German)Externer Inhalt
Institutes in the Faculty (German)Externer Inhalt
Information about doctoral training in law (German)Externer Inhalt
Doctoral regulations

Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences

Dean's Office
Bergheimer Str. 58, Building 4310
69115 Heidelberg

Phone: +49 (0) 6221 / 54 3445
Fax: +49 (0) 6221 / 54 3496
Mail: dekanat@wiso.uni-heidelberg.de 

Links:
Faculty homepage Externer Inhalt
Institutes in the Faculty (German)Externer Inhalt
Information about doctoral training in economics and social sciencesExterner Inhalt
Doctoral regulations

Faculty of Behavioral and Cultural Studies

Dean's Office
Voßstr. 2, Building 37
69115 Heidelberg

Phone: +49 (0) 6221 / 54 2894
Fax: +49 (0) 6221 / 54 3650
Mail: dekanat@verkult.uni-heidelberg.de

Links:
Faculty homepage Externer Inhalt
Institutes in the Faculty Externer Inhalt
Information about doctoral training in behavioral and cultural studies Externer Inhalt
Doctoral regulations

Medical Faculty of Heidelberg

Promotionsbüro der Medizinischen Fakultät
Im Neuenheimer Feld 672
69120 Heidelberg

Tel.: +49 (0) 6221 / 56 22709 / 6865 / 22712
Fax: +49 (0) 6221 / 56 33 657
E-Mail: med.promotion@med.uni-heidelberg.de


Links:
Doctoral office homepage (German) Externer Inhalt
Homepage of the faculty (German) Externer Inhalt
Information about doctoral training in the Faculty of Medicine Heidelberg (German)Externer Inhalt
Doctoral regulations (right side below) (German)

Medical Faculty of Mannheim

Dean's Office
Theodor-Kutzer-Ufer 1-3
68167 Mannheim
House 24, Level 4 (2nd floor)

Phone: +49 (0) 621 / 383 9770
Fax: +49 (0) 621 / 383 9769
Mail: promotionsbuero@medma.uni-heidelberg.de

Links:
Faculty homepage Externer Inhalt
Institutes and clinics in the Faculty (German) Externer Inhalt
Information about doctoral training in the Faculty of Medicine Mannheim (German)Externer Inhalt
Doctoral regulations

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