Doctoral Degrees

Doctorate

General Information

The Doctoral Degree Regulations (Promotionsordnung) describe in detail the requirements and the application procedure to study for a doctorate at the Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH).

The TUHH awards the following doctoral degrees:

Dr.-Ing.

Dr. rer. pol.

Dr. rer. nat.

Section 3 of the Doctoral Degree Regulations lists the special academic requirements for completing a doctoral degree.

You must first find a supervisor to supervise your dissertation. Click here for the research interests of TUHH professors. Then contact the person of your choice directly.

The next step is to send the Application for Admission to Study for a Doctorate to the TUHH’s Doctoral Degree Committee (download the form here as a PDF file).

After presentation at the office of the Dean of Studies you submit the dissertation along with the Application to Inaugurate Doctoral Degree Proceedings (download the form here as a PDF file).

For an overview of all the forms and cover sheets, the affidavit, and the model resumé for your dissertation, visit Form Download for Doctoral Degrees.

For information about the application procedure for admission to study for a doctorate see Section 4 of the Doctoral Degree Regulations and the Application Procedure to Inaugurate Doctoral Degree Proceedings in Section 5 of the Doctoral Degree Regulations.

For answers to any further questions and for detailed information please contact the

Office of the Doctoral Degree Committee
Martina Wolfeil, Am Schwarzenberg-Campus 3 (E), Room 0.035 A,
21073 Hamburg,
Tel.: 040/42878.2808,
E-mail: m.wolfeil@tuhh.de
Office hours: Monday and Tuesday, 9.00 to 12.30 a.m.

The final submission date for the next meetings of the Doctoral Degree Committee:

November 09. 2017

December 07, 2017

Procedure for Prospective Doctoral Degree Students with a Foreign Degree

Prior to admission to study for a doctorate, the foreign degree must first be deemed equivalent to a German university degree.

Please contact the Office of the Doctoral Degree Committee, bringing with you your application documents and copies of your master’s and bachelor’s degree certificates in the original language along with any other appropriate certificates.

Enrollment to study for a doctorate

You may enroll to study for a doctorate at the TUHH once you have been granted admission to do so. In the interim prior to admission you may enroll to study for the purpose of academic further education. This enrollment category is limited to two semesters. For both categories there is an upper income limit based on the fellowship allowance of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) for doctoral fellowships.

Habilitation

Click here for the TUHH’s Habilitation Regulations