Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - School of Business and Economics

Admission to doctoral studies

This page provides an overview of the procedure for admission to doctoral studies at the School of Business and Economics.

The formal basis of doctoral studies is constituted by the
Doctoral degree regulations of the School of Business and Economics (May 21, 2010).

To register for doctoral studies at the School, please follow the following steps:

Step 1: Supervision agreement

If you are pursuing a structured doctoral degree programme, you must conclude a written supervision agreement once you have been successfully admitted to the programme by the relevant office.

If you are pursuing an individual doctoral degree programme, you must conclude the supervision agreement with your supervisor directly.

 

Step 2: Applying for admission to doctoral studies

After concluding your supervision agreement, you must submit an application for admission to doctoral studies to the Graduate Office of the School of Business and Economics. To do so, please submit the following documents:

All university degrees must also be submitted in the original or as officially certified copies.

Degrees obtained at non-German universities must undergo an "equivalence test". For this, the Graduate Office requires the degree certificates and transcripts in German or English, or in the original language together with an officially certified translation.

Please ensure that your application for admission to doctoral studies is completed in full and signed by your supervisor.

 

Step 3: Notice of admission

Once all documents have been submitted, they will be reviewed and approved by the School's Doctoral Degrees Board. You will then receive the notice of admission from the Dean's Office. Your time as a doctoral candidate officially begins on the date of the notice of approval.

Please note: Admission to doctoral studies is valid for three years. If you have not completed your doctoral studies by the end of this time frame, you are required to apply for prolongation of the standard period of study.

 

Step 4: Enrolment as a doctoral candidate

Once you have received the notice of admission from the School, you are required to submit an application for enrolment/registration as a doctoral candidate to the Students Office of Humboldt-Universität within four weeks. After this period, your admission to doctoral studies by the School for enrolment/registration in the Students Office of Humboldt-Universität will become invalid.

 


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