Doctoral studies administration

The doctoral studies programme is the responsibility of the individual faculties, that is in Faculty 01 (Catholic Theology and Protestant Theology) the two faculties (Faculty of Catholic Theology and Faculty of Protestant Theology). Doctoral degrees are also awarded by the Mainz School of Music and the Mainz Academy of Arts (in German), which are part of the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz.

The dean’s offices of the respective faculties and schools are responsible for answering all administrative and legal questions regarding doctoral procedure. Many of these have their own doctoral studies office.

The doctoral regulations (in German) specify which requirements for admittance to doctoral studies need to be fulfilled, how the doctoral process works and the standards that must be achieved.

Further information on doctoral admission, registration and enrolment can be found here.

If you are in possession of a degree from a foreign university entitling you to enter a PhD programme, the Student Services-International Admissions office is responsible for recognizing your degree. Further information on this can be  can be found at Advice Centres: International.

Once all formal requirements have been met, you can apply for acceptance as a doctoral candidate to the faculty, school or academy. To do so you will require confirmation from a supervisor as well as a preliminary working title for your thesis. In addition, you must indicate the doctoral studies field you are intending to work in.