Conferral of doctorates in Faculty 8

The Dean's Office of Natural Sciences and Technology III is responsible for doctorate matters.


You can find appointments for doctorate colloquia under "News".


Doctorate regulations of the Faculties of Natural Sciences and Technology of Saarland University of November 13, 2013  (English version)

Please note: Only the German version of the Doctorate Regulations as published in the official gazette is binding. The English translation is to be used only as guidance for foreign candidates. 

The path to your own doctorate

On the following pages you will find all the necessary information for your doctorate procedure, along with the required forms. 


PLEASE NOTE: Please bear in mind that you can only be admitted to the doctorate procedure if you have been entered in our faculty's doctorate list! 


Furthermore, PhD students must be continuously either enrolled or registered in the student's office. More information concerning enrollment or registration an a list of the PhD subjects (=Promotionsfächer) you find here.

The corresponding form you finde here (leaflet).



Step 1: entry into the doctorate list

Step 2: opening of the doctorate procedure

Step 3: the doctorate colloquium 

Step 4: publication of the thesis (the last steps to receiving the doctorate certificate)



Kriterien bei der Bewertung der Dissertation


Der Promotionsausschuss der Naturwissenschaftlich-Technischen Fakultät III hat eine Empfehlung zur Bewertung von Dissertationen erarbeitet, nähere Informationen finden Sie hier.



Postgraduate Scholarships of the Saarland University

further information you find  here


Einen Leitfaden zur Forschungsförderung für Graduierte und Promovierte finden Sie hier.


For questions and applications during the course of your doctorate procedures, please visit us during our consultation hours. 

Tuesdays and Thursdays:

1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.


In exeptional cases, appointments can be arranged outside of these hours. 


Lesetipp für Doktoranden und alle die, die es werden möchten!

Der Qualitätszirkel Promotion hat 2010 ein Handbuch herausgegeben ("Gemeinsam die Promotion gestalten"), welches hilfreiche Informationen für Promovenden enthält.



Beate Tiefenbrunner (afternoon)

Manuela Pügner

Geb. C4.3, room E02

tel.: ++49/ 681/ 302-2400

fax: ++49/ 681/ 302-3421




Universität des Saarlandes

Naturwissenschaftlich-Technische Fakultät III


Campus, Geb. C4.3

66123 Saarbrücken


Theses published by our faculty


Theses from our faculty can be found as complete documents in Sci Dok, Saarland University's academic server; you can find the advanced search page here (enter document type 'thesis' and faculty 'Faculty 8').