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Please note that the exams will be conducted as online exams only up to and including 30th of September 2021. During this period, the examinations will be held in camera. As of 1st of October 2021, the examinations will again take place in presence, under the condition that the Corona regulations in force at that time permit this.


The following may be selected as examiners: All professors in the Faculty and all habilitated members of the Faculty, all junior professors as well as heads of externally funded junior research groups.


The oral examination lasts at least one hour and consists in accordance with § 9 (3) of the following two parts:

  • 30 minutes free presentation on your dissertation (at most)
  • 30 minutes of questions on this presentation (at least)

Until 30th of September 2021 the oral exams will be held online and in private.

Following the oral examination, the chairman of the examination panel will issue you with a certificate of the overall grade for your examination.

Presentation options

  • When taking your public doctoral examination in a lecture theatre or seminar room, you are personally responsible for all technical equipment (projector, cables, laser pointer, computer etc.).
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