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Offices of Doctoral Affairs

Offices of Doctoral Affairs, doctoral titles and doctoral degree regulations

Please note that the office is closed to visitors for the time being due to the current situation. You can reach us at any time by telephone or e-mail. You can send admission documents via e-mail to the relevant Office of Doctoral Affairs. All other documents must be sent by post.

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.

If you decide to end your doctoral degree before graduation, please complete and return the de-registration form to the Office of Doctoral Affairs or the Graduate Centre.

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

Office of Doctoral Affairs

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

Adress for visitors: Bahnhofplatz 2, 91054 Erlangen

Please send registered mail to the following address (please select your doctorate):

Graduate Centre
Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU)
Doctoral procedures Dr. phil./Dr. theol./Dr. rer. nat./Dr. rer. biol. hum./Dr. med./Dr. med. dent.
Schlossplatz 4
91054 Erlangen

Doctoral procedures Dr. phil and Dr. theol

Kerstin Junger

Admission as a Doctoral Candidate and Doctoral Procedure Dr. phil., Dr. theol., Dr. rer. biol. hum.

Graduate Centre and Young Researchers Support

Schlossplatz 4 (Postanschrift); Bahnhofplatz 2 (Besucheranschrift)
91054 Erlangen
Office hours: Each week Mo, Tu, We, 9:00 - 12:00, Room 1st floor, Consultation only with appointment

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

Kerstin Junger

Graduate Centre and Young Researchers Support

Schlossplatz 4 (Postanschrift); Bahnhofplatz 2 (Besucheranschrift)
91054 Erlangen
Office hours: Each week Mo, Tu, We, 9:00 - 12:00, Room 1st floor, Consultation only with appointment

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

Doctoral procedures Dr. med and Dr. med. dent

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

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

Naemi Wagner

Graduate Centre and Young Researchers Support

Schlossplatz 4 (Postanschrift); Bahnhofplatz 2 (Besucheranschrift)
91054 Erlangen
Office hours: Each week Mo, Tu, We, 9:00 - 12:00, Room 1st floor, Consultation only with appointment

Simone Marten

Initiation of the doctoral procedure Dr. med., Dr. med. dent.

Graduate Centre and Young Researchers Support

Schlossplatz 4 (Postanschrift); Bahnhofplatz 2 (Besucheranschrift)
91054 Erlangen
Office hours: Each week Mo, Tu, We, 9:00 - 12:00, Room 1st floor, Consultation only with appointment

Doctoral procedures Dr. rer. biol. hum.

Dr. rer. biol. hum. (Human Biology)

The forms required for admission and initiating the procedure are available in the download section of the doctoral candidate service centre under ‘For doctoral candidates (Dr. rer. biol. hum).

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

Kerstin Junger

Graduate Centre and Young Researchers Support

Schlossplatz 4 (Postanschrift); Bahnhofplatz 2 (Besucheranschrift)
91054 Erlangen
Office hours: Each week Mo, Tu, We, 9:00 - 12:00, Room 1st floor, Consultation only with appointment

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

Kerstin Junger

Graduate Centre and Young Researchers Support

Schlossplatz 4 (Postanschrift); Bahnhofplatz 2 (Besucheranschrift)
91054 Erlangen
Office hours: Each week Mo, Tu, We, 9:00 - 12:00, Room 1st floor, Consultation only with appointment

promotion-biolhum@fau.de

Doctoral procedures Dr. rer. nat.

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

Naemi Wagner

Graduate Centre and Young Researchers Support

Schlossplatz 4 (Postanschrift); Bahnhofplatz 2 (Besucheranschrift)
91054 Erlangen
Office hours: Each week Mo, Tu, We, 9:00 - 12:00, Room 1st floor, Consultation only with appointment

Irene Deger

Initiation of the doctoral procedure Dr. rer. nat.

Graduate Centre and Young Researchers Support

Schlossplatz 4 (Postanschrift); Bahnhofplatz 2 (Besucheranschrift)
91054 Erlangen
Office hours: Each week Mo, Tu, We, 9:00 - 12:00, Room 1st floor, Consultation only with appointment

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

Office of Doctoral Affairs of the School of Law

Dr. jur. (Law)

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

Ass. jur. Dagmar Schwarzbach

Fachbereichsverwaltung Rechtswissenschaft (Erlangen)

Room: Room 0.231
Schillerstr. 1
91054 Erlangen

Office of Doctoral Affairs of the School of Business and Economics

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

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

Dr. Dennis Kirchberg

Forschungsreferent der Rechts- und Wirtschaftswissenschaftlichen Fakultät (RW)

Room: Room FG 3.044
Findelgasse 7/9
90402 Nürnberg

Please send your mails to wiso-promotion@fau.de.

Office of Doctoral Affairs of the Faculty of Engineering

Elisabeth Kirsch

Promotionsbüro

Fakultätsverwaltung Technische Fakultät

Room: Room 0.09
Martensstraße 5a
91058 Erlangen

Claudia Schwinn

Promotionsbüro

Fakultätsverwaltung Technische Fakultät

Room: Room 0.09
Martensstraße 5a
91058 Erlangen

Mandy Weber

Promotionsbüro

Fakultätsverwaltung Technische Fakultät

Room: Room 0.09
Martensstraße 5a
91058 Erlangen