Earn a PhD in Heidelberg
Within the framework of a doctorate at our Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science in Heidelberg, you will put your knowledge and research skills to the test. Under the patronage of the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, you will be awarded the doctoral degree Dr. rer. nat at the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science by way of an independent dissertation. With personal 1:1 supervision, we support you from finding a doctoral topic through to the oral examination and defense of your work. The entire course of your doctorate is documented in the Heidelberg doctoral database heiDOCS.
The Course of Doctoral Studies at the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science at Heidelberg University
A doctorate in the fields of Mathematics or Computer Science is an ideal stepping stone on the path to your career. With broad professional and academic suitability, only a formal application stands between you and your PhD. Then, after enrollment and upon consultation with your supervisor, you can immerse yourself in your work. To this end, we offer you a wide range of funding opportunities. After completing the work phase, you will submit both, your dissertation and your application for admission to the examination procedure at the same time. The examination consists of an approximately one-hour defense of your thesis before the doctoral committee. You then have 2 years to publish your dissertation. Once published, you will be conferred the doctoral degree Dr. rer. nat. under the auspices of the Combined Faculties of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.
Facts and Figures
|Degree||Dr. rer. nat.|
|Type of doctorate||Individual dissertation|
|Kick-off||Flexible in arrangement with the supervisor|
|Working Phase||Minimum 6 months; 4 + 1 years|
|Working Languages||German; English|
|Admission Requirements||Sufficient knowledge in the topic of dissertation, Master's degree or equivalent|
|Examination||Oral disputation, written dissertation, publication|