Each doctoral student will receive approximately three weeks after the disputation a provisional verification. The provisional verification does not entitle the doctoral student to use the academic degree title " Doctor of Science (Dr. rer. Nat.)" nor the title „doctor designatus“ (Dr. des.).
The publication requirements must be fulfilled before the doctoral degree is finally awarded.
Each doctoral student receives a doctoral degree in German but an English version is also available on request. The certificates will be issued within six weeks after the defense.
After the fulfilment of the publication request the handing-over of the doctoral diploma will take place at the doctorate office.
Based on our rules the department of Biology, Chemistry and Pharmacy confers the academic title “Dr. rer. Nat.” for individual doctorate studies.
You are bound to use the academic title „ Dr. rer. nat.“ in the conferred form.
If you would use the academic title “Ph.D.” instead, it is not a question of using an English translation but unauthorized utilization of a not bestowed title. This can be prosecuted criminally.