KlarText Prize – apply until 28/02

Dr. Dominik Niopek did not only win the Ruprecht-Karls-Preis, he also was selected for the Klaus-Tschira KlarText Prize last October. This prize is awarded to scientists who are able to explain the subject of their thesis in a clear and entertaining way. [...]

Information for Supervisors

Current Doctoral Degree Regulations


List of examiners

New sortable Excel Spreadsheet listing both, Supervisors/Examiners for Biology and Pharmacy: List of Examiners


Grading information for Thesis / Dissertation Evaluations and Defense Examination

MerkblattNotengabe (Possible marks / Grading System)

In case you grade a thesis 1,0 ("very good") - additionally submit this form:

Summa-cum-laude Fragebogen  (Word Document)
Summa-cum-laude Fragebogen  (PDF)
Summa-cum-laude Information (PDF - English)


Application requirements for Junior Research Group Leaders requesting the status of „Second Supervisor” for doctoral candidates at the Faculty of Biosciences:

  • Please choose the application form for the subject you would like to be listed under: Biology:  2GA Antrag Biologie   or Pharmacy:  2GA Antrag Pharmazie.
  • Submit proof that you have attained your current position by means of a competitive procedure. (On the application form, under point 1, there's a list of possible selections.)
  • Provide the number of PhD students, postdocs and technical assistants in your group (point 2).
  • Submit proof that you have your own independent funding (point 3).
  • Submit proof that you can publish independently (point 4, list of your publications will suffice).
  • You must be willing to take on teaching amounting to 2 SWS  (Bachelor or Master) for the Faculty of Biosciences. Before sending in your application, contact Frau Dr. Andrea Wolk at  or Frau Prof. Dr. Sabine Strahl to discuss details of your teaching and to have your application signed.
  • Provide your CV and, as mentioned above, a list of your publications.
  • Submit all documents to the PhD Office. The Doctoral Degree Committee will decide on your application in the next meeting.                               

Application Forms: Second Supervisors

2GA Antrag Biologie (for Junior Research Group Leaders)
2GA Antrag Pharmazie (for Junior Research Group Leaders)