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Due to the current situation consultation hours will be held by phone only. The handing over of diplomas and certificates, the submission of obligatory copies of the published dissertation and the submission of originals of certificates and diplomas is possible by appointment only.

For registration of doctoral thesis projects and for applications to submit dissertations please use the digitally fillable PDF forms which need to be submitted by e-mail to mnf-promotionenSpamProtectionuni-koeln.de and deposited in Docfile.

Submit your dissertation (doctoral thesis) as a PDF document by email to mnf-promotionenSpamProtectionuni-koeln.de and to your reviewers and deposit this PDF file in Docfile (CD not required). Additionally, send a signed copy of the declaration together with the dissertation by email and deposit it also in Docfile.

Disputations (Thesis defense meetings) will continue to take place as video conferences. A classical thesis defense meeting can only be held if a video conference is not possible and if all participants agree. The chair of the thesis defense committee decides about a defense meeting and informs the doctoral degree office. The chair is responsible for the observance of the Rectorate's hygiene regulations, and the public is to be excluded in the case of a presence disputation.

Please send the date of the thesis defense meeting by email using the form for scheduling the thesis defense form Terminbogen to mnf-promotionenSpamProtectionuni-koeln.de. Thesis Defense announcements do not need to be posted in the Institute.

Information from the Faculty can be found here: Information