Who can obtain a Phd?

To be able to obtain a PhD, you must have a Master's degree or equivalent. The requirements for obtaining a PhD are set forth in art. 7.18 of the Higher Education and Research Act (WHW). The right to obtain a PhD is granted to anyone who:

a. on the basis of article 7.10a, paragraph 1, 2 or 3, has been awarded a Master's degree,
b. in demonstration of his/her competence in carrying out independent academic research has written a PhD thesis or created a technological design, and
c. meets the criteria put forth in the Doctorate Regulations referred to in article 7.19.

In the side bar on the left of this page, you'll find links to different information for external PhD candidates.