Graduate School HIGRADE

Requirements for Doctoral Researchers at the Partner Universities

In this paragraph, the doctoral researchers requirements of the partner universities (affected faculties) are listed as an overview. If you wish to finish your doctoral degree at one of these universities, it is essential for you to read the current Doctoral Degree Regulation (list below, unfortunately in most cases still only available in German)! At most universities, the early enrolement as doctoral researcher is obligatory. Please inform yourself about the current conditions!

Credit point system: 1 CP=30 hours workload (according to European Credit Transfer System); adaptable for conferences, oral/poster presentations, publications, and some other activites. If questions arise, contact Dr. Jula Zimmermann.

  CP requirements Precondition for waiving the "Rigorosum" (on application) Requirements for cumulative thesis
Universität Leipzig - Faculty for Biosciences, Pharmacology and Psychology 10 (from ungraded activites; 3 CP for HIGRADE-courses with certificate of performance) 10 (from graded activites; HIGRADE: only regular colloquia creditable!)
(see below)
2 accepted first author publications
Universität Leipzig - Faculty of Medicine no CP system no Rigorosum at least 1-3 publications as 1st or 2nd author, Impact Factor>2
Universität Leipzig - Faculty of Economics   dependant on Faculty committee, see §13(7)  
TU Freiberg   15 CP, at least 4 CP from graded activites (courses or own teaching, e.g. graded HIGRADE courses), according to faculty; see also below possible
TU Dresden - Faculty of Forestry, Geosciences and Hydrosciences no CP system Rigorosum obligatory at least 3 publications as 1st author (peer-reviewed)
Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-W. - Faculty of Natural Sciences I+III no CP system no Rigorosum MatNatFac I: at least 3 publications (more, if not 1st author); ISI-listed
Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena -School of Biology and Pharmacy   no Rigorosum at least 3 publications (2 as 1st author and at least "submitted")
Universität Kassel no CP system no Rigorosum In Social Sciences: unusual

Doctoral Degree Regulations (Promotionsordnungen):

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Universität Leipzig

(Due to the new saxonian law "SächsHSG" the Doctoral Degree Regulation will be changed in 2009: only two referees and three written copies to be handed in.)

Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg

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Contact PhD affairs at TU Freiberg:
Katrin Uhlemann, Promotionsamt, Tel: 03731-39 2009

Questions about credit points:
Dr. Corina Dunger, phone: 03731/393537

Application for waiving the "viva voce" (Rigorosum): Send a letter of intent together with HIGRADE list of activities to your Faculty and ask for a written permission.

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Technische Universität Dresden

Attention: Persons with degrees from foreign countries or lateral entrants (Quereinsteiger) need to fulfil supplementary performances. Information at your Faculty/ supervisor!

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Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg

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Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena

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Universität Kassel