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Offices of Doctoral Affairs

Offices of Doctoral Affairs, doctoral titles and doctoral degree regulations

The Offices of Doctoral Affairs at the faculties and schools have specific responsibilities including:

  • The application of the relevant doctoral degree regulations
  • The admission of doctoral candidates
  • The recognition of non-German degrees and degrees in non-subject-specific fields in connection with the admission of candidates (equivalence reviews)
  • The initiation and management of the doctorate procedure

As is the case at most German universities, FAU awards different doctoral degrees in different faculties and subjects. FAU’s general doctoral degree regulations and the faculties’ and schools’ doctoral degree regulations must be adhered to in order to obtain a doctoral degree.

We recommend that the doctoral candidate and their supervisor sign a supervision agreement. Further information on the supervision agreement and templates can be found on our websites.

You will find general FAQs on the Offices of Doctoral Affairs. Please also see the FAQs for the various faculties.

Office of Doctoral Affairs for the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology

Drop-in consultation sessions: Mon-Wed, 9 am – 12 pm

Please send registered mail to the following address:

Promotionsbüro MedFak/NatFak/PhilFak und FB Theol.

Schlossplatz 4

91054 Erlangen

Natalie Seifert

  • Job title: Admission as a Doctoral Candidate; Doctoral Procedure Dr. phil., Dr. theol., Dr. rer. biol. hum.
  • Working group: Office of Research Career Development and Graduate School
  • Address:
    Schlossplatz 4 (Postanschrift); Bahnhofplatz 2 (Besucheranschrift)
    91054 Erlangen
  • Phone number: +49 9131 85-24163
  • Email: promotion-zulassung@fau.de
  • Office hours: Weekly Mon, Tue, Wed, 9:00 - 12:00, Room 1st floor, Consultation without appointment

Natalie Seifert

  • Job title: Admission as a Doctoral Candidate; Doctoral Procedure Dr. phil., Dr. theol., Dr. rer. biol. hum.
  • Working group: Office of Research Career Development and Graduate School
  • Address:
    Schlossplatz 4 (Postanschrift); Bahnhofplatz 2 (Besucheranschrift)
    91054 Erlangen
  • Phone number: +49 9131 85-24163
  • Office hours: Weekly Mon, Tue, Wed, 9:00 - 12:00, Room 1st floor, Consultation without appointment

Please send your e-mail to: promotion-phil-theol@fau.de

Office of Doctoral Affairs of the Faculty of Business, Economics, and Law

Office of Doctoral Affairs of the School of Law

Dr. jur. (Law)

Doctoral degree regulations of the School of Law

Answers to questions about doctoral degrees at the School of Law can be found on the school’s doctoral degree page.

Angelika Lilienthal

  • Organization: Fakultätsverwaltungen
  • Address:
    Schillerstraße 1
    Room 0.227
    91054 Erlangen
  • Phone number: +49 9131 85-22231
  • Email: jura-dekanat@fau.de

Office of Doctoral Affairs of the School of Business and Economics

Dr. rer. pol. (Business administration, economics, social sciences)

Doctoral degree regulations of the School of Business and Economics

Answers to questions about doctoral degrees at the School of Business and Economics can be found on the school’s doctoral degree page.

Office of Doctoral Affairs of the Faculty of Medicine

Dr. med. (Medicine); Dr. med. dent. (Dentistry); Dr. rer. biol. hum. (Human Biology)

Doctoral degree regulations of the Faculty of Medicine

Answers to questions about doctoral degrees at the Faculty of Medicine can be found on the faculty’s doctoral degree page.

Drop-in consultation sessions: Mon-Wed, 9 am – 12 pm

Please send registered mail to the following address:

Promotionsbüro MedFak/NatFak/PhilFak und FB Theol.

Schlossplatz 4

91054 Erlangen

Natalie Seifert

  • Job title: Admission as a Doctoral Candidate; Doctoral Procedure Dr. phil., Dr. theol., Dr. rer. biol. hum.
  • Working group: Office of Research Career Development and Graduate School
  • Address:
    Schlossplatz 4 (Postanschrift); Bahnhofplatz 2 (Besucheranschrift)
    91054 Erlangen
  • Phone number: +49 9131 85-24163
  • Email: promotion-zulassung@fau.de
  • Office hours: Weekly Mon, Tue, Wed, 9:00 - 12:00, Room 1st floor, Consultation without appointment

Simone Marten

  • Job title: Initiation of the doctoral procedure Dr. med., Dr. med. dent.
  • Working group: Office of Research Career Development and Graduate School
  • Address:
    Schlossplatz 4 (Postanschrift); Bahnhofplatz 2 (Besucheranschrift)
    91054 Erlangen
  • Phone number: +49 9131 85-22341
  • Email: promotion-med@fau.de
  • Office hours: Weekly Mon, Tue, Wed, 9:00 - 12:00, Room 1st floor, Consultation without appointment

Office of Doctoral Affairs of the Faculty of Sciences

Dr. rer. nat. (Natural Sciences)

Doctoral degree regulations of the Faculty of Sciences

The guidelines for doctoral degrees at the Faculty of Sciences are provided on the faculty’s website.

If you have faculty-specific queries, please see the FAQ page of the Faculty of Sciences.

Drop-in consultation sessions: Mon-Wed, 9 am – 12 pm

Please send registered mail to the following address:

Promotionsbüro MedFak/NatFak/PhilFak und FB Theol.

Schlossplatz 4

91054 Erlangen

Natalie Seifert

  • Job title: Admission as a Doctoral Candidate; Doctoral Procedure Dr. phil., Dr. theol., Dr. rer. biol. hum.
  • Working group: Office of Research Career Development and Graduate School
  • Address:
    Schlossplatz 4 (Postanschrift); Bahnhofplatz 2 (Besucheranschrift)
    91054 Erlangen
  • Phone number: +49 9131 85-24163
  • Email: promotion-zulassung@fau.de
  • Office hours: Weekly Mon, Tue, Wed, 9:00 - 12:00, Room 1st floor, Consultation without appointment

Irene Deger

  • Job title: Initiation of the doctoral procedure Dr. rer. nat.
  • Working group: Office of Research Career Development and Graduate School
  • Address:
    Schlossplatz 4 (Postanschrift); Bahnhofplatz 2 (Besucheranschrift)
    91054 Erlangen
  • Phone number: +49 9131 85-26003
  • Email: promotion-nat@fau.de
  • Office hours: Weekly Mon, Tue, Wed, 9:00 - 12:00, Room 1st floor, Consultation without appointment

Office of Doctoral Affairs of the Faculty of Engineering

Elisabeth Kirsch

  • Job title: Promotionsbüro
  • Working group: Fakultätsverwaltung Technische Fakultät
  • Address:
    Martensstraße 5a
    Room 0.09
    91058 Erlangen
  • Phone number: +49 9131 85-28100
  • Email: tf-promotionsbuero@fau.de

Claudia Schwinn

  • Job title: Promotionsbüro
  • Working group: Fakultätsverwaltung Technische Fakultät
  • Address:
    Martensstraße 5a
    Room 0.09
    91058 Erlangen
  • Phone number: +49 9131 85-28100
  • Email: tf-promotionsbuero@fau.de

Mandy Weber

  • Job title: Promotionsbüro
  • Working group: Fakultätsverwaltung Technische Fakultät
  • Address:
    Martensstraße 5a
    Room 0.09
    91058 Erlangen
  • Phone number: +49 9131 85-28100
  • Email: tf-promotionsbuero@fau.de