Due to the current situation consultation is be held by phone only. Handing out of diplomas and certificates, submission of ocopies of the published dissertation and the presentations of certificates and diplomas are possible by appointment only.
Applications for admission as a doctoral candidate and requests for admission to doctoral examinations are possible with fillable PDF forms, which must be submitted by email to mnf-promotionenuni-koeln.de, indicating the department or graduate school in the subject line, and upload in Docfile.
Submit the electronic version (pdf only) of your dissertation along with a signed copy of the declaration by email to both mnf-promotionenuni-koeln.de and your reviewers, indicating the department or graduate school in the subject line, and also upload both in Docfile (CD omitted).
To announce the disputation, please use the Announcement form, and send it to mnf-promotionenuni-koeln.de, indicating the department or graduate school in the subject line. Announcements do not need to be posted in the institute.
Disputations will continue to be held primarily as videoconferences. A classical thesis defense meeting can only be held if a videoconference is not possible and if all participants agree.The chair of committee decides about it and reports the decision to the doctoral office. The examination chair is responsible for adherence to the Hygiene and Protection Directive of the University of Cologne. Tthe public is to be excluded during a presence disputation.
Information on the University's corona regulations can be found here.