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Dissertation Defense

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For programs of study completed beginning October 1, 2009, students must submit the UStat2 form (evaluation form on studies-related stays abroad).
Required!

UStat2 Form  (Neues Fenster) German only

Faculty of Social Sciences, Economics and Business

Dissertation Defense

Please be aware that there must be a 3-week notification period between the grading of your dissertation and the date of the dissertation defence.

Doctoral candidates must submit the date of the dissertation defence to the department of Examination and Recognition Services no later than three weeks before the dissertation defence. Candidates must personally organize and coordinate the date of dissertation defence with the members of the examination committee. The room where the dissertation defence will take place will be reserved by the department of Examination and Recognition Services.

Academic Degree

After successful completion of the dissertation defense, the Vice Rector will confer the title and academic degree “Dr.rer.soc.oec.” to the candidate by means of official confirmation (Bescheid). Students can pick up the official confirmation approximately 14 days after the dissertation defense at the department of Examinations and Recognition Services. Students must pick up the certification IN PERSON and present your student ID card.

Faculty of Law

Dissertation Defence

Please be aware that there must be a three week notification period between the grading of your dissertation and the date of the dissertation defence.

Doctoral candidates must submit the date of the dissertation defence to the department of Examination and Recognition Services no later than three weeks before the dissertation defence. Candidates are responsible for organizing and coordinating the date of dissertation defence with the members of the examination committee.

Academic Degree

After successful completion of the dissertation defense, the Vice Rector will confer the title and academic degree “Dr.iur.” to the candidate by means of official confirmation (Bescheid). Students can pick up the official confirmation approximately 14 days after the dissertation defense at the department of Examinations and Recognition Services. Students must pick up the certification IN PERSON.

Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences

Dissertation Defence
The registration form, signed by the examiner of the “Prüfungssenat” committee must be submitted to the department of Examinations and Recognition Services no later than 4 weeks before the date of the dissertation defence as it must be forwarded for approval by the responsible officials.

Doctoral candidates must organize and coordinate the date of the dissertation defence personally with the examiners and must submit the date to the department of Examination and Recognition Services (personally, in writing, by telephone) no later than 10 days before the date of the dissertation defence.
At this point, the verification of 12 semester hours (086, 091) and/or roster (786, 796/700, 791, 796/600) must already be approved, the dissertation must be graded, the final evaluation must be already submitted, and the registration form must be approved by the responsible person in charge.

Academic Degree
Approximately 2 weeks after the oral dissertation defence, the diploma (=Verleihungsbescheid) and the doctorate degree (issued in German and English) can be picked up at the Department of Examinations and Recognition Services - notification will be sent per e-mail.

Applying for a Doctorate Degree under "Sub Auspiciis Praesidentis Rei Publicae"

Requirements:

  • Graduation at an upper level academic high school with honors
  • Matura diploma awarded with distinction
  • Successful completion of university studies with distinction: all subject examinations, Diploma degree/Master's thesis graded with a "1" - doctorate degree subjects, dissertation and oral defence graded with a "1"
  • Applicant must not exceed the designated time period to complete an academic degree program (however, students who have exceeded the designated time period with good reason may still be considered for the award)

Please submit an application to the Dept. of Examinations and Recognition Services immediately after completing the oral dissertation defence. (Please inform the Dept. of Examinations and Recognition Services before the oral defence!)

application/pdfApplication Form - Sub auspiciis (1.0 MB, German only)

Please submit an application to the Dept. of Examinations and Recognition Services before completing the oral dissertation defence.