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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)
  • Certificate of enrollment at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf during the whole doctoral project ("Immatrikulationsbescheinigung")
  • Certificate confirming your participation in iGRAD’s seminar on "Good Scientific Research" (original and copy)
  • One bound copy of your dissertation (no spiral binding) 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).


The documents must be submitted in person at the doctoral office. Please make an appointment for submission within our consulting hours.

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