Acceptance of doctoral project and matriculation
Acceptance of doctoral research project: In order to complete your doctorate at Kiel University successfully your doctoral research project has to be accepted officially by one of the faculties. The requirements for an acceptance are regulated in the Principles for Doctoral Degree Regulations and in the Doctoral Degree Regulations.
Registration with the Graduate Center: Once you have been officially accepted as a doctoral candidate you can register with the Graduate Center in order to use its services. Please use our online registration portal for registering with the Center (and later for all our courses).
Matriculation: You have the possibility to matriculate as a doctoral student. Please consider the respective provision of the Hochschulgesetz of the federal state of Schleswig-Holstein and the respective doctoral degree regulations. You can find copious information about the matriculation on the pages of the Studierendenservice (Student Service) of the university. If you are not a German citizen different rules for matriculation apply. You can find information about deadlines for matriculation, matriculation fees and manner of payment here.
Admission to the doctoral examination procedure: The doctorate concludes with the doctoral examination procedure. The procedure consists of the submission of the doctoral thesis and an oral examination. The doctoral degree regulations of your faculty specify which requirements you must meet and which form the examination procedure takes.