Submission of thesis

At the end of your PhD, you will be required to apply for dissertation admission at the Biology and Preclinical Medicine Faculty administration office.

Information sheet submission of thesis

Dissertation procedure

Update your profile and digital RIGeL Leistungsheft in the RIGeL Members Area.

Bring the printout  of the digital RIGeL Leistungsheft with all necessary forms (see RIGeL Leistungsheft) to the RIGeL Manangement Assistant. If the requirements are fulfilled, she will sign your RIGeL Leistungsheft. The RIGeL Leistungsheft must be submitted afterwards with your thesis.

Download the Application for submission of thesis.

Choose the members of your thesis committee (examination board). We suggest that the mentoring team is also the thesis committee. However, the external mentor cannot be the third examiner on the thesis committee; this is excluded by the doctoral regulations. The external mentor can only be the second PhD assessor. Mentors from the University Hospital are already external.

Please submit your thesis with the Application for submission of thesis and all required documents (see first page of the Application for submission of thesis) at the Biology and Preclinical Medicine Faculty administration office: Deadlines for submission

Please note that due to the Corona situation there are reduced office hours of the Faculty Administration Office. For submission of the thesis please make an appointment with Claudia Kusch via email Sumbission of theses without an appointment is currently not possible.


Katharina Hirsch
Room: DE.1.101
Phone: +49 941 943-3110

  Claudia Kusch
Room: DE.1.103
Phone: +49 941 943-3300









The doctoral committee' will decide whether you are admitted for dissertation: Dates of meetings.

Next steps (p. 5 & 6)


Formal requirements

The dissertation has to be submitted as a bounded manuscript (DIN A4; double-sided print allowed) and contain:

Citations within the text must be made clearly recognizable.

Dissertation can be submitted in German or in English. Dissertations submitted in a third language require doctoral committee approval.


Further requirements when chapters are identical with published manuscripts:

declaration previous to the table of contents from which manuscripts the thesis is composed of and in case of published or submitted manuscripts with several authors about the personal contribution of the PhD student

general introduction and discussion for all chapters of the thesis

collective bibliographical references for all chapters

consistent formatting

journal references of published manuscripts

at least one first authorship in at least one accepted manuscript


Abandonment of thesis

PhD students abandoning their PhD thesis are required to inform the RIGeL Management Office as well as the Biology and Preclinical Medicine Faculty administration office.


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