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PhD Office / Promotionsbüro


Dr. Anette Kurz

Dr. Rebecca Paimann

Dekanat der Fakultät für Biowissenschaften / Deanery of the Faculty of Biosciences

Promotionsbüro / PhD Office
Im Neuenheimer Feld 234, 5.OG / 5th floor, Room 519
69120 Heidelberg


Tel: +49 (0)6221 54-5648
Fax: +49 (0)6221 54-4953


COVID 19:  The office is closed for the time being, please contact us via email.


Information about the thesis defense and registration - please see the video from Prof Lanzer, or read his speech below:

Registration as PhD student  -  thesis submission and defense.

Many of you are worried about how the current corona crisis will affect your PhD.  On the specific situation in your hosting lab, please consult with your PhD supervisor or institutional head.

The administrative processes of the PhD office will be changed to email processing. Please get in touch with the PhD office by email.

The PhD procedures, including time schedules and deadlines for review submission and public display of the thesis, will stay in place.

You will no longer be able to come to the office in person for inquires or to fetch or deliver documents. All inquiries have to be made by email and all documents have to be deposited in the mailbox outside of building INF 234, where the PhD office is housed. Similarly, we will email relevant documents to you. So make sure that we have your correct emailing address.

The PhD office will be occupied, but might also be partly working from home.

Be assured we will do whatever we can to keep the PhD procedures up and running.

Best regards,

Prof. Michael Lanzer


Walk-in Opening Hours:

COVID 19:  The office is closed for the time being, please contact us via email.

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10.00 to 12.00 a.m. at the PhD Office:

PhD Registration (Annahme als Doktorand/in) and Submission of Thesis (Einreichung der Doktorarbeit und Zulassung zur Prüfung) are possible only during walk-in opening hours and are processed with a complete set of required documents only.

Closure times -  the PhD Office will be closed:

           from 27. July 2020 to 02. August 2020 ( 1  week )

           from 24. August 2020 to 30. August 2020 ( 1 week )

           from 05. October 2020 to 18. October 2020 ( 2  weeks )

           from 24. December 2020 to 10. January 2021 ( 2  weeks )                                        

These periods HAVE TO BE ADDED to the 8 week advance thesis submission requirement; however you can schedule your defense examination during these times, provided your commission members have agreed.