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Doctorate Environment

Below and on the subpages, you will find information provided by the Coordination Office for the doctoral environment of Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin on the topics of doctorates and doctoral studies (= "Doctorate Environment"):


  • Objective
  • Curriculum
  • Process
  • Recognition


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Mailing list for doctoral candidates

Are you doing your doctorate at the Charité? Then we would be happy if you subscribed to the mailing list! We would like to use the mailing list "Promovierende(at)Charité" to send you information from the office for doctoral studies and the coordination office of the doctoral environment. (With questions and concerns about doing a doctorate, please continue directly to us.)

Doctoral studies

New Doctoral Degree Regulations came into force at the Faculty of Medicine at Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin from 1 November 2017. Doctorate accompanying courses are now compulsory in order to improve the quality of bio-medical graduate education. In these courses, doctoral candidates in consultation with their supervisors will put together a personalised qualification program, intended to prepare them for future scientific activities. These courses offered within the scope of doctorate accompanying studies form the centrepiece of the so-called Doctorate Environment at the Charité.

Please note:

If you are pursuing your doctorate within a structured doctoral program, then you will obtain the required ECTS credit points within the curriculum of the relevant program. Please turn to the contact person of the program.

If you are pursuing your doctorate by way of a classical individual doctorate, you may - within certain limits - put together an individual curriculum in consultation with your supervisors.

The following notes are relevant to doctoral candidates pursuing an individual doctorate.


All candidates who have registered a doctoral project at the Faculty of Medicine of Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin are eligible for the courses in the Doctorate Environment. However, we request your kind understanding that places in these courses will be preferentially allocated to candidates pursuing a doctoral degree according to the new Doctoral Degree Regulations (PO 2017).

The doctoral candidates will pursue their doctoral degree either on

  • Standard Track
    awarded degrees: Dr. med.Dr. med. dent.Dr. rer. medic.

or on

  • Advanced Track
    awarded degrees: PhD or MD/PhD

and are obliged to complete doctorate accompanying courses and training sessions equivalent to 5 ECTS credit points on the Standard Track or 30 ECTS credit points on the Advanced Track. For all degrees, credit points must be obtained in addition to the contributions required for graduation.

It will be verified that you have obtained the required number of ECTS credit points when you apply for initiation of the doctoral examination procedure. In other words, you do not need to have already obtained these ECTS credit points when registering your doctoral project. 

A selection of courses can be found in the Intranet of Charité.

The Promotionskolleg offers a variety of courses for which you can register by the LLP (Lehrveranstaltungs- und Lernzielplattform): Tutorienbuchungen > Zielgruppe: Promovierende

Moreover, courses that have been taken before pursuing your doctorate or have been taken at other universities can be recognized.

Please note:

The list of courses published on the Intranet is not an exhaustive list of the courses available. Courses with scientific contents, for instance, offered in abundance at the Charité and the faculties and departments of the parent universities FU and HU, are not included in the list. 

The list of courses is primarily designed to draw your attention to courses and provide an overview of the courses offered in the area of key qualifications.

The following rule of thumb applies: In general, you can select all courses offered at Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin and the faculties and departments of the parent universities, of the MDC or BIH in consultation with your supervisors, provided that you have not already had to complete the courses for the award of the university degree which forms the basis for the registration of your doctoral project at the Charité. In doing so, please always consider the curriculum guidelines applying for the relevant doctorate track. Should any questions arise regarding this, the Coordination Office of the Doctorate Environment will be happy to help.

Personal consultation hours

For reasons of health protection, the personal consultation hours unfortunately have to be dropped. However, you can reach the office by phone or email.

Contact and office hours of the Coordination Office

New address:

Charité Campus Mitte
Christoph Wilhelm Hufeland-Haus (Gebäude 2621)
Sauerbruchweg 5
Etage 4, Raum 04 025
phone: +49 (0) 30 450 570 729

Consultation hours:

  • on Tuesdays: 09:30 am - 11:30 am
  • on Wednesdadys: 13:30 pm - 15:30 pm

There are no appointments.

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