Enrollment as a doctoral student
A doctoral degree not only looks good on your business card, but is also a prerequisite for a scientific career. Many students also use the in-depth knowledge acquired through a doctorate as preparation for the labor market outside of research. The doctoral procedures at the University of Bremen are regulated by the individual doctoral regulations compiled by the Faculties. The formal start of a doctoral project is for the Faculty to accept you as a doctoral candidate. Acceptance as a doctoral candidate by the Faculty is a prerequisite for enrollment as a doctoral student at the University of Bremen. Contact the Bremen Early Career Researcher Development BYRD for information on studying for a doctorate in Bremen and career development.
Necessary forms for enrollment as a doctoral student
- Application for enrollment
- Declaration of acceptance by the doctoral committee or
- Supervision commitment of the professor
- Health insurance certificate of a statutory health insurance or exemption from statutory compulsory insurance if you are privately insured
For further questions regarding the enrollment of doctoral students, please contact the Student Secretariat .
For advice on all interdisciplinary topics related to doctoral studies, please contact the doctoral center.
If you have provided the necessary evidence and the required semester contribution has been booked, the semester documents will be sent to you by post. Please note that you, as a doctoral student, always have to pay the full semester fee for enrollment. An exemption from the semester ticket and a leave of absence with or without a semester ticket and an application for a semester abroad are not possible for the doctoral candidates.
Exemption of administrative costs for scholarship holders
(Foreign) doctoral students who are eligible for tax exemption under intergovernmental or supra-national agreements or university agreements or through support programs funded predominantly by public funds from the federal or state governments or the European Union are exempted from the payment of the administration contribution.
Proof of the scholarship must be provided along with the enrollment application, otherwise they cannot be exempted.