Individual doctoral degree

At the beginning of their doctoral studies, students must first choose a dissertation subject as well as one or more supervisors who are able to offer subject-related and methodical as well as organisational support during the entire duration of the project.

The choice of subject and supervisor should ideally go hand in hand.

If you decide to choose a subject which is represented by a professor for application orientated study courses here at BTU it may, in certain circumstances, be necessary to find a second university lecturer in university study courses as an additional supervisor. Your chosen supervisor or respective faculty can offer further information on this.

As soon as you have received confirmation of supervision for your doctoral studies, although at the latest when applying for acceptance as a doctoral candidate, you will complete a written doctoral agreement with your supervisor in which you individually agree on the content and structure of the supervision relationship.

A sample doctoral agreement with the minimum content is available for you to download.

At the start of your doctoral studies you must apply to your respective faculty for acceptance as a doctoral candidate. For details on the documents which must be enclosed with this application, please see your faculty’s doctoral regulations.

The doctoral phase begins on the day of your acceptance as a doctoral candidate.