Doctoral studies

Dean's Office of the Faculty of Physics and Astronomy
Main building of the Faculty of Physics and Astronomy
Max-Wien-Platz 1
07743 Jena
+49 3641 9-47003
+49 3641 9-47002
Opening hours:
7:30 - 11:30 Uhr and 14:00 - 15:30 Uhr

Consulting for doctoral study:
Ms. Dr. Unkroth +49-3641-9-47003

Ongoing doctoral procedures:
Ms. Ullrich +49-3641-9-47001
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Flow chart of th Ph.D. procedure Flow chart of th Ph.D. procedure Image: Angela Unkroth
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Mailing adress:  Dekanat der Physikalisch-Astronomischen Fakultät
                             Max-Wien-Platz 1
                             07743 Jena


General advice on Ph.D. studies :                  Dr. Angela Unkroth,  Tel.: +49-(0)3641-9-47003

Consultancy on ongoing Ph.D. procedures: Nicole Ullrich,  Tel.: +49-(0)3641-9-47001



Ph.D. regulations Show content
Application for acceptance into the doctoral program Show content

1. Step

Please, register under

2. Step

Please, complete the form "Application for Acceptance into the Doctoral Program [docx, 13 kb] de" (pdf [pdf, 35 kb] de) and the "Supervising agreement [docx, 16 kb] de of the PAF" (pdf [pdf, 88 kb] de).

3. Step

Submit both signed documents together with copies of your grades in the Dean's office of the Faculty of Physics and Astronomy please.

Opening of the doctoral procedure/Submission of the thesis Show content

Please, contact the Dean's office before submission of the doctoral thesis. There you will get further information [pdf, 20 kb] de and help.

Here [docx, 14 kb] de you find the requestion form for the opening of the doctoral conferral procedure. (pdf [pdf, 88 kb] de) Please, keep in mind that at the date of opening the doctoral procedure the colloquium in the supplementary subject [pdf, 87 kb] de has to be passed.


Completion of the Doctoral Examinational Procedure Show content

After the doctoral degree has been successfully conferred, you are obliged to publish the dissertation and to deliver the required copies to the university library, the Thüringer Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek (ThULB).

Here you find a checklist for submitting a doctoral dissertation at the ThULB.

Graduate studies Show content

Ph. D. students of the Faculty of Physics and Astronomy can prepare for the oral examinations according to the Ph. D. regulations within graduate studies.

Over a time period of some terms the faculty offers  lectures in the following  key areas of research on a regular basis:

  • Optics/Laser Physics
  • Solid State Physics / Materials Science
  • Astronomy /Astrophysics
  • Gravitational and Quantum Theory

The Vorlesungsverzeichnis (Friedolin) provides information on the ongoing lectures in the actual term.


Networking between doctoral students Show content

Here you find a mailing list for networking with other Ph.D. students of the Faculty of Physics and Astronomy :

Good scientific practice for scientific qualification reports and theses in physics Show content
Ongoing doctoral procedures Show content

The public disputations (defenses) of the doctoral thesis  generally take place at 17:15 in the lecture hall 2, Helmholtzweg 5.

If it is necessary to do it as video conference the defense takes place in the conference room at Max-Wien-Platz 1 generally.

Completed doctoral procedures Show content
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