Doctorate PhD

Welcome to the website of the PhD Office of the Medical Faculty. Here you will find all information about the PhD procedure, as well as the office hours for support and the dates of the next PhD ceremonies.



The upcoming meeting dates of the doctoral committee as well as the respective deadlines regarding the submission of documents are as follows:

Meeting dates            Application deadlines

Monday, 19.12.2022   -   Monday, 28.11.2022

Monday, 23.01.2023   -   Monday, 09.01.2023

Monday, 27.02.2023   -   Monday, 13.02.2023

Monday, 27.03.2023   -   Monday, 06.03.2023

Overview of the Process

Overview of the process to obtain a PhD degree
© Dekanat

Process to obtain the Doctoral Degree

Doctoral Degree Regulations

In the following, the essential steps for the promotion process are listed. However, to gain a first overview we recommend you to read the regulations carefully. You can find them with all valid versions and changes in the following menu.

Qualification Phase

The first step for a possible admission to the PhD program is the compilation and submission of the documents for the application for the qualification phase. In particular, the checklist provides an overview of the relevant documents which you need to submit with your application . The doctoral committee will then make a decide over your application in one of the regular meetings. In this regard, the stated submission deadlines must be taken into account.

During the Qualification Phase

Here you will find all the templates, sample pages and information on formal criteria necessary for writing the dissertation. Furthermore, you will find information on the required proof of attendance at research-oriented courses.

Option 1: Monography

In this case, the dissertation is written as a monograph. Below you will find formal criteria and templates for writing an inaugural dissertation.

Doctoral thesis 


Information on the Research-Oriented Courses

Option 2: Publicationbased thesis

In contrast to the monography, this form of dissertation briefly describes work that has already been published and in light of the current state of knowledge. The formal criteria and templates for writing a publication dissertation can be found below.

Doctoral thesis 

Publication based doctoral thesis

Information on the Research-Oriented Courses

Examination Phase

After completion of your qualification phase, which usually spans 3 years in a supervisory relationship, the examination phase follows. For this, you submit - as previously with the qualification phase - an application for admission to the PhD doctoral committee. All required documents are listed in the checklist. Depending on whether you are writing a monograph or a publication dissertation, different documents are relevant for submission. The checklist will help you in orientating. The doctoral committee will then decide over your application in one of its meetings. In this regard, the stated submission deadlines must be considered.

Other Documents

If you wish to complete your examination period according to the PhD Doctoral Regulations or if you wish to terminate your PhD program, please consider the following documents.

Furthermore, we ask you to note our information on data protection and the implementation of the DSGVO.

Doctorate Award Ceremony

The dates of this year's doctorate award ceremony are as follows:

Summer semester:   Saturday, April 22, 2023

Impressions of the ceremonies will be published here afterwards.

Promovenden des Jahrgangs 2019 mit Dekan Prof. Bernd Weber
© Johann F. Saba / UKB


completed doctorates 2020


of these as PhD


of these by female doctorates


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Sarah Funk

PhD Office

Venusberg-Campus 1

53127 Bonn

+49 228 287-10146

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