The path to your own doctorate

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 and a list of the PhD subjects (=Promotionsfächer) you find here.

as well as in the information letter in english or in german.

The corresponding form you find 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)

Dissertation requirements in the NT Faculty

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Guidance concerning plagiarism

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Principles of good scientific pratice at Saarland University

official bulletin of the institutions of higher education in Saarland

Evaluation criteria

The Doctoral Committee in the former NT Faculty III developed recommendations regarding the evaluation of dissertations, more Info here.

Postgraduate Scholarships of the Saarland University

further information you find  here


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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. 



Manuela Pügner

Beate Tiefenbrunner

Building A5.1, room 0.08

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

fax: ++49/ 681/ 302-3421




Universität des Saarlandes
Dekanat der Fakultät NT
Campus, Gebäude A5.1, EG
66123 Saarbrücken

Suggested literature for PhD students and everybody who wants to become one!

In 2010 the Quality circle Doctorate published a Handbook ("Gemeinsam die Promotion gestalten" = Let´s shape the doctorate together), which contains helpful information for PhD students. 

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 NT').