Regulations governing doctoral studies

The formal start of your doctorate is the acceptance by the doctoral commission of the faculty. All documents required are stated in the doctoral regulation (“Promotionsordnung”) of the respective faculty. The most important prerequisite is a higher education qualification that is recognized in Germany.

While the acceptance by the doctoral committee is obligatory, the enrollment (“Immatrikulation”) is voluntary. If you have not yet been accepted by the doctoral commission, enrollment is initially possible for two terms (one year). Enrolling as a doctoral candidate is necessary to take advantage of the social benefits available to enrolled students and to use university facilities and equipment. For further information and for the enrollment procedure please refer to the Secretariat for Students (SfS).

The doctoral regulations of the University of Bremen also allow bi-national doctoral degrees in cooperation with a foreign university. Detailed information about the procedure is available here.

Feel welcome to contact the BYRD team, if you have any questions concerning the doctoral regulations. 



Promotionsordnung Dr. iur. vom 15.09.2010
Office of the doctoral commission