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At the Technische Universität Berlin the doctorate is regulated in all faculties by the joint doctoral regulations. The faculty Mechanical Engineering and Transport Systems allocates the „Doctor of Engineering Sciences“ (Dr.-Ing.), the „Doctor of Natural Sciences“ (Dr. rer. nat.), and the „Doctor of Philosophy“ (Dr. phil.). An overview on the disputation dates is available under the link on the right hand. You are sincerely welcome to attend the disputations

It is recommended to announce formally the proposed doctoral thesis at the faculty by applying as a doctoral candidate. After completion of the doctoral studies and the dissertation the candidate must apply for the admission to commence the doctoral procedure.

On 5th February 2014 the Doctoral Regulations of the TU Berlin has been modified. According to the new Doctoral Regulations doctoral candidates have the opportunity to submit a cumulative respectively publication-based dissertation. For this, execution regulations of the faculty have to be attended in accordance with the respective sections of the new Doctoral Regulations. Please note that the execution regulations have been updated. The transitional arrangements need to be observed.

Please find the old version of the execution regulations here.

Please use the following documents and forms:

Doctoral Regulations

Application as doctoral candidate

Application to commence the doctoral procedure

Execution regulations for cumulative dissertations

In case the doctoral candidate hold an international degree (not from a German university) Bachelor, Master respectively Diploma certificates and testimonials are needed (certified copies or photocopies and personal submission of the originals in the office), and a list of the subjects and grades.

Please contact Ms Stützer at Telephone: 030/314 28017, E-Mail: prior to submission of your documents (application as a doctoral candidate and application to commence the doctoral procedure).

In case of problems between supervisor and doctoral candidate or unsatisfactory conditions within the doctoral studies, please consult Prof. Dr. phil. D. Manzey, spokesman for doctoral candidates at faculty V.

Office Hours

Office Hours
Please note:

Submission or collection of PhD/habilitation documents or certificates are possible within the office hours:

Tuesday: 3 - 5 pm
Friday: 10 am - 12 pm/noon

Or appointment by arrangement

Unfotunately, there will be no office hours until February 3rd. I apologize for the inconvenience!


Please contact Ms Stützer at Telephone: 030/314 28017, E-Mail: for more information.

You will find the Habilitation Regulations here.

Further Information

You will find more information on doctoral procedures including programmes, financing, and interdisciplinary courses at Doctoral and Postdoctoral Services TU-DOC. Please arrange an individual appointment.

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