Enrollment as a Doctoral Student

Students in a lecture hall Thilo Vogel

Do you want to complete your doctoral studies at RWTH Aachen? Here you will find all the information on doctoral studies and further skill training opportunities for doctoral students at RWTH Aachen.

Supervision for Your Doctoral Studies

You arrange with a professor that he oder she will actively support and supervise you while you complete your doctorate. This person is your primary supervisor.

The two of you will also arrange a doctoral program that includes the CDS course offerings. Your program should be influenced by the minimum requirements of your faculty and your current subject and interdisciplinary skills. This includes social and methodological skills, for example.

Enrolling in Doctoral Studies

You can enroll for doctoral studies if you meet the requirements outlined in 64 Section 4 of the NRW Higher Education Act and are able to present a statement from the Doctorate Committee confirming your admission to doctoral studies. During the enrollment periods, you can use this statement to enroll for doctoral studies in the Registrar's Office. Enrollment however is not mandatory.

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