There are several ways to obtain a doctoral degree at FAU. The options available depend on your subject and your research project. Whichever way you choose, you will have access to our range of seminars and events, our administrative support and our assistance with networking. Or are you unsure yet whether you actually want to acquire a doctoral degree? We will be happy to provide you with advice during a consultation session.
If you would like detailed advice during a consultation session, please contact us in advance to arrange an appointment.
To ensure that doctoral degrees are completed successfully it is important that doctoral candidates and their supervisors are aware of their rights and responsibilities. Guidelines are provided by the checklist for the (initial) doctoral degree interview, also known as the Checklist for carrying out and supervising doctoral degrees.It sets out the requirements for the initial interview between the doctoral candidate and their supervisor that must be held at the start of the process.
The various ways of obtaining a doctoral degree at FAU
If you are interested in participating in one of our doctoral degree programmes, please apply directly to the persons responsible for the programme. An overview is available under Structured doctoral programmes.
One of the reasons behind these practice-orientated partnerships is that businesses are interested in contributing to students’ academic training while students wish to take advantage of the opportunity to gain valuable experience by working on aspects related to practice and in a practical setting. FAU also assigns subjects for doctoral theses in association with these partnerships. These are usually referred to as ‘external’ theses. An external thesis deals with a subject suggested by a business and/or that is completed while working at a business and that is related to that business’ sphere of activities.
- Working group for supporting young researchers at Bavarian universities (BayAK)
- German University Association of Advanced Graduate Training (GuAT)
- Writing and publishing
- Publishing and open access
- academics-Ratgeber für die Promotion (German)
- Informationen vom Deutschen Hochschulverband (German)