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Adress Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Fakultät für Sozial und Verhaltenswissenschaften
Fürstengraben 1
07743 Jena
   
Phone +49 (0) 3641 9-45000
Telefax +49 (0) 3641 9-45002
E-Mail  
   
Dean Prof. Dr. Nils Berkemeyer
Vice Dean
Prof. Dr. mult. Nikolaus Knoepffler
Dean of Studies
Prof. Dr. Tilman Reitz
   
Assistant to the Dean
Dr. Manfred Richter
Assistant to the Dean of Studies
Markus Ganter
Secretariat Steffi Hohlfeld

 

 

show Content Doctorates and post-doctorates

You must apply for admission as a doctorate student for a doctoral examination at the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences. This should be done no later than two semesters before applying for the commencement of the examination procedure.

Click here for an overview of the admission process for doctorate students.

 

Overview of the commencement of a doctoral examination procedure

1. Request the "information package for the doctoral examination procedure" at the Dean’s Office in good time.

2. The doctorate student submits all documents to the Dean’s Office no later than 14 days before the next Faculty Council meeting (click here for an overview of the meeting dates).

3. The Faculty Council appoints a doctoral committee for carrying out the examination procedure and commences the procedure.

4. The assessors' reviews are received within eight weeks.

5. The doctoral committee decides on the acceptance of the dissertation.

6. A date for the oral examination is scheduled.

7. The Faculty Council decides on the final mark and completes the examination procedure.

8. The doctoral candidate submits the compulsory dissertation copies to the library and receives the doctorate certificate at the annual degree ceremony in June (Schiller Day).

Extract from the General Provisions for Doctoral Examination Regulations ("Allgemeinen Bestimmungen für die Promotionsordnungen") with regulations for compulsory dissertation copies:
§13, paragraph 2:
The obligation to publish a dissertation is fulfilled when, in addition to the four dissertation copies for the examination portfolios, copies are submitted to the Thuringia University and State Library (ThULB) as per the following:
a) either 15 copies printed on age-proof, wood-free and acid-free paper, and adequately and durably bound, or
b) 10 printed copies if the dissertation has been published in a journal or academic volume, or
c) 10 printed copies if a commercial publisher takes over distribution in retail channels, a minimum print of 150 copies is demonstrated and the publication is identified as a dissertation on the back of the title page, or
d) five printed copies and an electronic version, the date format and medium of which is to be agreed on with the ThULB.
In cases of a) and d), the doctorate student transfers to the university the right to produce and distribute further copies of the dissertation.

 

Overview of Post-doctorates

Procedure B (all institutes except Sport Science)

1. Request the information package for the post-doctorate process from the Dean’s Office in good time.

2. The post-doctorate candidate submits all documents no later than 14 days before the next Faculty Council meeting.

3. The Faculty Council commences the post-doctorate procedure and appoints post-doctorate committee.

4. The assessors' reviews are received within 12 weeks.

5. The post-doctorate and reviews are available for all teaching staff in the faculty for four weeks.

6. Meeting of the committee to discuss acceptance (acceptance of the post-doctorate paper, topic choice and date for the colloquium).

7. In connection with the public colloquium, the committee judges the candidate's teaching qualification.

8. The Faculty Council decides on the applicant's teaching qualification and, if applied for, his/her teaching permission.

9. The post-doctorate candidate submits the compulsory copies of his/her paper to the library.

10. The post-doctorate candidate holds a public lecture and subsequently receives the certificates for the teaching qualification and, if applicable, teaching permission.

Procedure A (at the Institute for Sport Science)

Points 1 to 5 similar to Procedure B

6. Meeting of the committee to discuss acceptance (acceptance of the paper, setting of the date for the colloquium).

7. In connection with the (public) colloquium, the committee judges whether the work has met requirements, sets a date for the public lecture and selects a topic.

8. Subsequent to the public lecture, the committee decides on the candidate's teaching qualification.

9. The Faculty Council decides on the applicant's teaching qualification and, if applied for, his/her teaching permission.

10. The post-doctorate candidate submits five compulsory copies of his/her work to the library and receives the certificates for his/her teaching qualification and teaching permission at the Dean’s Office.

show Content Admission as doctorate student

Admission as a doctorate student is regulated by § 3 of the doctoral examination regulations (‘Promotionsordnung’) in the following way:

(1) An applicant meeting the admission requirements per § 2 and having the intention to complete a dissertation in the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences must apply for admission as a doctorate student and specify his/her prospective topic as soon as possible, and no later than two semesters before applying to commence the doctoral examination procedure. Copies of certificates and transcripts attesting to the applicant's meeting of the admission requirements (if the applicant is new to the university these documents also need to be certified) are to be attached to the written application.

(2) The Dean ordinarily makes his/her decision on the application within two months. Admission requires the mutually agreed allocation of a professor or university or private teaching staff from the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences as an academic supervisor. This is to be documented in a doctoral agreement according to § 4 par. 3 of the ABPO. If this supervision is to be carried out by a junior research group leader who is not one of the aforementioned persons, then the agreement of the Faculty Council is required.

The admission requirements are regulated by § 2 of the doctoral examination regulations (‘Promotionsordnung’).

Registration as a doctorate student in the online program "doc-in" (here):

Doc-in is the online registration system for doctoral candidates at Friedrich Schiller University Jena. It accompanies you throughout your doctorate.
doc-in offers you:

  • Support with the application for admission as a doctoral candidate and with the enrolment
  • Overview of the current stage of your doctoral examination procedure
  • Verification of your status as a doctoral candidate and thus the access to the university's offers for doctoral candidates
  • The possibility of receiving regular information concerning the offers for doctoral candidates by Friedrich Schiller University
  • Participation in the election of the doctoral representation of interests (DR.FSU)

You may register for doc-in at http://doc-in.uni-jena.de.

Subsequently, you will receive your login data via e-mail.

 Steps to admission

  1. Log in to doc-in.
  2. Select "Admission as a doctoral candidate".
  3. doc-in will now guide you through the application step by step.
  4. Print out the form and sign the application.
  5. Hand in the application at the Dean's office of your faculty.

For the completion of the application you will need the following:

  • the signed application form
  • the supervision agreement/doctoral agreement including work plan and timeline (outlines or CVs are not required by the Dean’s Office). Here is a sample agreement.
  • a certified copy of your university degree (if you studied at the University Jena, usually a basic copy is sufficient)
  • proof of identity: when submitting your application, please show your ID/passport/electronic residence permit. If you submit your documents via post, please provide a copy. In this case please make sure that information that is not relevant for identification is blackened (e.g. the id number on the electronic residence permit).

Where does it go from here?

After checking compliance with the requirements, the faculty will decide on your admission as a doctoral candidate. After admission, you will receive an admission letter.

Afterwards it is possible to enrol as a doctoral candidate with the International Office. The enrolment is optional. However, it does offer certain advantages such as the semester ticket for free use of transportation in and around Jena or a price reduction at the canteens or cafeterias.