Doctoral StudiesInformation for supervisors

Current Doctoral Degree Regulations

Good Scienific Practice (GSP)

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

Plagiarism statement

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 

List of examiners

Grading information for Thesis / Dissertation Evaluations and Defense Examination

Merkblatt Noten

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

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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 “Gutachterantrag”
  • Submit proof that you have attained your current position using a competitive procedure. (On the application form, under point 1, there's a list of possible selections.)
  • Provide the number of Ph.D. students, postdocs, and technical assistants in your group (point 2).
  • Submit proof that you have your independent funding (point 3).
  • Submit proof that you can publish independently (point 4, a 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 Ph.D. Office. The Doctoral Degree Committee will decide on your application in the next meeting.