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A doctorate consists of a dissertation (a published written thesis) assessed by a small committee of examiners appointed by the university, and an oral examination (public defense). After having successfully completed both thesis and defense the doctoral candidate is awarded the title of Dr. oec. troph., Dr. troph. or Dr. agr. Graduates with a Diploma or a Master’s Degree having achieved a certain final grade are entitled to enrol for a doctoral programme. The details of enrolment and processing a doctorate are regulated by the promotion regulations.

If you are interested to complete a PhD at the Justus-Liebig University please contact the institute or the professor of your area of interest directly. This applies generally to all PhD candidates. Here you find a list of our departments.

Also the International Office (Akademisches Auslandsamt) provides information for international students interested in the possibility of pursuing their doctoral-level studies at JLU Giessen.