Start of doctorate from June 2012

First of all, please read carefully the doctoral regulations of 15.11.2016.

Doctoral candidates accepted according to the doctoral regulations of 05.06.2012 are automatically transferred to the doctoral regulations of 15.11.2016.


1. admission to doctorate
Before starting to work on the dissertation (i.e. as soon as you have received a confirmation of supervision), each doctoral candidate must submit an application for admission to doctoral studies to the Dean's Office of the Faculty. For your convenience, we have compiled the following documents:

- List of documents to be submitted (To-Do list)
- Application for admission
- Supervision agreement
- Proposal for doctoral studies (doctoral study plan)
- Declaration of doctoral attempts.

2. matriculation
According to § 9 Abs. 2 Satz 4 NHG (Niedersächsisches Hochschulgesetz) doctoral students shall enroll as doctoral students. For enrollment, please contact the Study Center(Student Secretariat) in the main building of the Clausthal University of Technology.

Information on the semester fee (currently 187,-- € for doctoral students) can be found at:

3. the application for the opening of the doctoral procedure
At the appropriate time (after completion ofthe dissertation), the dissertation and other documents listed below must be submitted to the faculty in consultation with the supervisor. The following documents serve as a guide:

- List of documents to be submitted (To-Do list)
- Opening application
- Affidavit (see also "Rules for ensuring good scientific practice and procedures in cases of suspected scientific misconduct")
- Statistical sheet.

Here you can view a sample of the title page of a dissertation.

The Faculty Council decides on the opening of the doctoral procedure at the next meeting or by circulation.

4. publication of the dissertation (after the oral examination) Before the publication, which has to be done within one year (deadline starts with the day of the oral examination), you first have to apply for the printing permission. This must be completed and signed by you and countersigned by your supervisor. The application must be submitted to the Dean's Office of the Faculty in order to obtain the necessary permission for final publication from the Dean.

- Application for permission to print (form)
- Instructions for electronic publication (§ 12 Abs. 2 a Promotionsordnung vom 15.11.2016)
- Instructions for publication as a book in a publishing house (§ 12 Abs. 2 c Promotionsordnung vom 15.11.2016).

5. alumni service The TU Clausthal would like to maintain contact with its alumni. If you are also interested in staying in touch with your university as well as your former fellow students and receiving invitations to university events, you can register in the alumni database free of charge and without obligation at the following link: