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Current information - Restrictions due to the current situation

The doctoral and post-doctoral/habilitation office is taking a Christmas break and will be closed from 21.12.2020 to 04.01.2021 inclusive.

If dates for scientific defences from 1st to 3rd week of 2021 (1.1.-22.01.2021) are desired, the necessary evaluation reports, declarations, explanations etc. must be submitted to by 16.12.2020 at the latest.

We wish you a pleasant festive season, happy holidays and a happy new year!



There will be no personal office hours until further notice. Please contact us via Email:  

Current telephone consultation time: 02-12-2020 and 07-12-2020 between 11:00 and 13:00


  • Under the current conditions (COVID-19 pandemic), there will be extended processing times for all applications
  • Applications as doctoral candidate are possible again. Please send your application together with all documents by postal mail. Please not that we currently only accept certified copies of diplomas and certificates.
  • Application to commence the doctoral procedure can only be processed if the application as doctoral candidate has been approved in advance.

Should you want to hand in your application to commence the doctoral procedure, please contact us in advance via telephone or Email: .

Scientific Defences

Scientific defences can take place under certain conditions and with restrictions. The regulations as well as the declaration on the conduct of scientific defences in partial presence must be observed.

Please note that all documents (expert evaluations, declarations in connection with the execution of the defense, information about time, place, e-mail contact for the registration for the TUB-meeting) must be available at least 3 weeks before the scheduled date of the defense at the FSC in order for the debate to take place.




In all faculties of Technische Universität Berlin the doctorate is regulated by the joint doctoral regulations. The faculty Mechanical Engineering and Transport Systems awards 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 by following the link on the right. You are sincerely welcome to attend the disputations

It is recommended to formally announce the proposed doctoral thesis at the faculty by applying as a doctoral candidate. After the completion of the doctoral studies and the dissertation, the candidate must apply for the admission to commence the doctoral procedure. For more information on the doctoral procedure, please follow the link "standard practice" on the right.

On 5th February 2014 the Doctoral Regulations of the TU Berlin have 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 observed 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 holds an international degree (i.e. not from a German university) Bachelor and Master (or equivalents) certificates, testimonials and a list of the subjects and grades are required. Please make sure to bring certified copies. You may only submit simple photocopies if you can present the originals in person.

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
Due to the current situation concerning the Corona virus, there will be no personal office hours until further notice.

Thank you for your understanding!


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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