Start of the doctoral examination procedure

Electronic Registration

Before personally starting the doctoral examination procedure at the Dean's office, binding electronic registration is required. Registration should not take place until after completion of your dissertation and shortly before submission of all documents to the Dean's office. 

Documents to be submitted:

Once registration has been successfully completed, please submit your application in person together with the following documents:

  • Printed first electronic registration or written admission letter from the Dean's office
  • Letter from your supervisor (Reviewer Sheet)
  • ID card / passport (for inspection only)
  • Marriage certificate or birth certificate (please present the original and a copy or a certified copy from the family or birth register)
  • Curriculum vitae (personally signed and dated)
  • Certificates: Masters, Diploma or State Examination (certificated copy or presentation of original and copy)
  • Transcript of Records ("Studienbuch") and certificate of enrollment at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf ("Immatrikulationsbescheinigung")
  • Certificate confirming your participation in iGRAD’s seminar on "Good Scientific Practice" (original and copy)
  • One bound copy of your dissertation per reviewer and one (including a CD pasted onto the last page) for the Dean's office (four copies if your grade may be summa cum laude). The dissertation must include one written summary (one in English or one in German) and your statutory declaration. (PO § 5 section 1b; § 6 section 5)
  • A short one-page summary of the dissertation (A4 format; this must be written in the same language as the dissertation and be marked with your name and surname).


You can submit your documents during consulting hours.


Athina Stefanidou

Universitätsstr. 1
Building: 25.32
Floor/Room: 00.36
40225 Düsseldorf
Phone +49 211 81-15092
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