If the formal admission requirements of the doctoral thesis regulations (Promotionsordnung) are fulfilled, a supervisor and a topic have to be found as well as the funding has to be clarified before the start of the doctorate.
In order to register as a doctorate student it is required that the applicant needs to find a supervisor (Prof. or Priv.-Doz.), who enables the applicant to enter his or her working group for doctorate studies. According to our doctorate rules § 6 (3), a not habilitated supervisor can apply to be accepted by the doctorate board (to act as a supervisor, reviewer and examiner) if the not habilitated supervisor is an independent working group leader. After acceptance all rights and responsibilities will be regulated in a cooperation contract.
You will find all information on the various areas of research in the division of Biology, Chemistry and Pharmacy is available on:
In case of an external supervisor, a second reviewer (also full professor or adjunct professor) from a relevant FUB area (Biology, Chemistry or Pharmacy) must be named. If your supervisor is member of our department, it is not necessary to name the 2nd reviewer at the beginning.
Please note: One the both reviewers has to be member of the specific scientific field of our department.
You will find selected funding opportunities for graduates at the following links: