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Doctoral studies and matriculation

Upon the completion of the doctoral studies, those doctoral candidates that were matriculated (for the entire doctoral studies) in the LSM study programme, an institution of the Faculty of Biology will be awarded 180 ECTS points. For doctoral students, whose supervisors are from the of Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy, and therefore are graduating from outside of the Faculty of Biology, will be awarded 30 ECTS points on their certificate of participation. There are a few exceptions to the above rule, e.g. you started with a 4-year BSc or were awarded GSSP scholarship.

The regular duration of studies within LSM is 6 semesters which could be extended for up to 10 semesters. Doctoral candidates need to be matriculated for their entire duration of studies at the LSM, including the disputation, to be eligible for the 180 ECTS points upon graduation.

For more information about matriculating at the LSM, please check the graphic below.


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Useful documents for matriculation:

Confirmation-1 (pdf) -form to be filled in before going to the Dean's office!

Link to the EN-version of how to apply at the Dean's office for your right to perform a doctoral degree:

Information from start to end of doctoral thesis (pdf) 

Externe Promotion Anmeldung/ Declaration for a dissertation persued not within the faculty of Biology (pdf)

Matriculation guidelines for doctoral students (pdf)

Useful documents for doctoral studies:

Antrag zur Abgabe der Dissertation/ Application for dissertation submission (pdf)

Doktorvater Brief Abgabe/ Supervisor's agreement with his examination board suggestion (doc)

Eidesstattliche Erklärung (pdf)

Cumulative thesis, information (pdf)

Useful links for the International Office:

Homepage for the International Office

International Student Guide

Information and Services for international doctoral students

General information for international applicants (only in German)