At the School of Humanities of the University of Mannheim, you can obtain the degree of a Doktor der Philosophie (Dr. phil.). In addition to individual doctoral studies, there are also structured doctoral programs, which are offered by the Research and Study Centre (RSC) of the School of Humanities. In addition, some subjects allow for an article-based dissertation. The council of doctoral students is the representative body of the doctoral students at the School of Humanities.
You are interested in a doctorate at the School of Humanities? Here, you will find information on the application deadlines, examination dates, the doctoral process and the regulations and procedures governing the doctoral dissertation.
Admission to the list of doctoral students of the School of Humanities is only possible by a corresponding decision of the doctoral committee. The doctoral committee meets every semester at three dates during the lecture period. Please refer to the table below to see by when you must have submitted your complete documents for admission to the School’s list of doctoral students in order to be considered for the respective date.
Proof of admission to the list of doctoral students for applications for a scholarship or funding program can only be issued provided that the doctoral committee has agreed to your admission. Please plan sufficiently in advance.
|First meeting in the fall semester||Second meeting in the fall semester||Third meeting: 22 May 2019|
|Applicants with a German degree||2 weeks in advance||2 weeks in advance||2 weeks in advance|
|Applicants a foreign degree||4 weeks in advance||4 weeks in advance||4 weeks in advance|
Pursuant to section 38 subsection 5 Act on Higher Education of the Land of Baden-Württemberg (LHG), all doctoral students are obliged to enroll at the University of Mannheim immediately after having been admitted to the School’s list of doctoral students. For more information on how to proceed, which documents are required, possible exceptions and your competent contact persons, please see the pages of Division I.
Please submit the following documents:
At the School of Humanities of the University of Mannheim, earning a doctoral degree by way of an article-based dissertation is only possible in accordance with the provisions of the regulations and procedures governing the doctoral dissertation dating from 2016 and only in those subjects that have stipulated subject-specific provisions allowing for an article-based dissertation. The requirements for these subjects can be found in the annex to the regulations and procedures governing the doctoral dissertation dating from 2016. The English version of the regulations and procedures governing the doctoral dissertation dating from 2016 may be not as up-to-date as the German version – in case of doubt, please consult the German version.