Timeline of a PhD

Before PhD Application for a PhD position at a faculty member
After Approval by Primary Advisor Application for admission
Start of PhD University registration
6 month Submission of PhD agreement and research proposal
Year 1-3 yearly PhD agreement update
End of PhD Accomplishment of
- coursework (at least 12 ECTS)
- at least 3 peer-reviewed publications


The PhD Board of (Medical) Faculty (Promotionsausschuss) meets regulary to process applications and check the status of the PhD students. The student office requires applications at least three weeks in advance. The Dean's office expects the documents for the meetings, such as progress reports and manuscripts, two weeks in advance.

Next meetings:

16. December 2019

27 January 2020
16 March 2020
4 May 2020
22 June 2020
7 September 2020
26 October 2020
14 December 2020

See also official schedules for 2019 and 2020.