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Information for Supervisors / Information für Betreuer + Gutachter

Current Doctoral Degree Regulations


Good Scienific Practice (GSP)

Official Statement by the Doctoral Degree Committee of the Faculty of Biosciences concerning plagiarism.

Cumulative dissertations are not allowed. Therefore the thesis (dissertation) must be written mandatorily in the first person form ("I present...", "I demonstrate...", "I found...", "my findings..."), see the Official Statement Concerning Plagiarism, §5.

List of supervisors / examiners

New sortable Excel Spreadsheet listing 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 „Supervisor” for doctoral candidates at the Faculty of Biosciences:

  • Please use the application form Gutachter Antrag
  • 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  (  to discuss details of your teaching and to have your application signed. (point 6)
  • 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 Form: Supervisor

Gutachter Antrag  (for Junior Research Group Leaders)