Phase 2

Phase 2: Research

The doctoral degree is proof of the ability to work independently as a scientist. You must demonstrate this ability during the research phase of your doctorate. Planning, conducting and evaluating your research project are therefore the core achievements of the doctorate and will take up a large part of the time on your way to the PhD. The research results will then be documented in the dissertation. The dissertation should contribute to scientific body of knowledge in your sub-discipline.


During the research phase, there are no set deadlines on the part of the faculty. Please discuss the time schedule of your research project with your supervisor.

Next step

If you and your supervisors agree that your scientific results have reached the desired content and a written version with the necessary scope is available, you next submit the Application for admission to doctoral examination.