1. Supervisor, topic, funding

What are the requirements for admission? What is to be done before the start of the doctorate? What are the possibilities for funding?

2. Start of work

What insurance coverage is required at the start of employment?

3. Admission

When and where should I submit my application for doctorate admission proceedings?

4. FU membership

Is there a need to become a member of the FU Berlin? What about the student ID card and the semester ticket?

5. Processing

What is the prescribed period of time for the work? What should I do if the rule processing time can not be met? How can a change of supervisor take place?

6. Writing the thesis

Monograph or cumulative work?
What needs to be on the title page?

7. Submission of the thesis

How many copies have to be submitted? What should be taken into considaration for submission? Which forms are necessary for submitting the dissertation?

8. Review of the thesis

Who appoints the doctorate committee? Who are the reviewers?

9. Disputation

Who organizes the disputation? When should the disputation be announced? How many members of the doctoral committee must be present? How long does the disputation take?

10. Publication of the thesis

When does the publication take place? Which kinds of publication are possible? Is publication required for the award of the certificate?

11. Awarding of the doctoral degree

What is the title? Where do I get the certificate? When do I get the certificate?

12. Joining the alumni network (optional)

How to register for the alumni network? What are the advantages of being a member of the alumni network?