Consultations with appointment & initiation of the doctoral examination procedure

For reasons of health protection, no new appointments can currently be made for a personal consultation. You can reach the office for doctoral studies' staff during office hours by phone or email. The appointments previously agreed for a personal consultation will take place until further notice.

Due to the special situation, we offer you to submit your dissertation and the application for the initiation of the doctoral examination procedure by post. Please note the following information!

  1. First send us your dissertation via e-mail (see notes below No. 3) for a formal examination in Word format. We will then inform you whether you can send us the application for opening with all documents (see below, No. 2-9) by post.
  2. Fill out the document "Einwilligung zur Speicherung und Eidesstattliche Versicherung" (in German only), print it out and sign it in the original! Please enclose the original with your shipment.
  3. Compile all the documents required for the initiation: initiation according to the doctoral regulations 2012, initiation according to the doctoral regulations 2017.
    For deviations from these lists, for example, regarding copies and signatures that are absolutely necessary, please note the following points:
  4. Sign in the 3 copies of your dissertation (i) the statutory declaration, (ii) the declaration of own contribution (if necessary) and (iii) your CV.
  5. Please submit with your original signature (i) the application for the initation of the doctoral examination procedure, (ii) your curriculum vitae for the file, (iii) for doctoral regulations 2017: selection disputation / individual examination, (iv) your statutory declaration, (v) your declaration of own contribution for the file; Your first supervisor must also sign on this (v).
  6. Please enclose with all the necessary original signatures: (i) the assessor proposal form (with the signature and stamp of your first supervisor), and (ii) for doctoral regulations 2017: the original Votum Informativum with the signatures of all your supervisors.
  7. You must also submit some of the documents electronically. Please inform yourself on the pages mentioned above (no. 3).
  8. Please also enclose: (i) a simple (non-certified) copy of your identity card or passport, (ii) a simple (non-certified) copy of your degree or alternatively a current certificate of enrollment in the medicine or dentistry at the Charité, (iii) a simple (non-certified) ) copy of your medical licensing certificate (if available) and your specialist licensing certificate (if available). For the time being, you do not need to send us a certificate of good conduct. Please note that you must show us these documents in their original form before we will hand over your doctoral certificate! This also applies to the certificate of good conduct.
  9. Please send us all documents in one shipment!

If you have any questions, give us a call or send us an email! Please note that we will return incomplete shipments!

Doctoral studies at the Charité

On its website, the team of the Charité’s Office for Doctoral Studies provides detailed information on doctorates at the Charité.

Deadlines for submissions under the 2012 Doctoral Degree Regulations

If you are pursuing your doctorate under the 2012 Doctoral Degree Regulations, please note the following hints and information.


Office for Doctoral Studies


Promotionsbüro der CharitéUniversitätsmedizin Berlin
Augustenburger Platz 1, 13353 Berlin
Campus address: CVK, Lehrgebäude, Forum 3

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Office hours

Contact details: See below

+49 30 450 576 016

+49 30 450 576 018

+49 30 450 576 058

+49 030 450 576 910

Office hours

From the 6th of January, 2020, the following office hours will apply:

On Mondays:
Consultation by phone: 9am - 11am
On Tuesdays:
Consultation by phone: 9am - 10am
Consultation with appointment: 10am - 12am
On Wednesdays:
Consultation with appointment: 9am - 12am and
Consultation with appointment: 1:30pm - 3pm
On Thursdays:
Consultation by phone: 1pm - 3pm

If you would like to make an appointment, please contact us by phone or by e-mail. If you contact us by e-mail, please make sure to specify the issue(s) that you would like to address. If possible, please give us three possible dates (within our above-mentioned office hours) that would suit you.

Where to find the Office for Doctoral Studies