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Initiation of the doctoral examination procedure

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Once you have completed your doctoral degree paper and the compulsory study courses, you can apply for initiation of your doctoral examination procedure at the Office for Doctoral Studies.

Vorabprüfung auf Plagiate für Dissertationen nach Promotionsordnung 2017

As of January 1, 2021, all doctoral theses registered under the 2017 doctoral regulations will be subject to software-supported plagiarism assessment. This preliminary check is carried out before the dissertation is submitted to the Doctoral Office and the application for the opening of the doctoral procedure is filed. The aim is to avoid proceedings for violations of good scientific practice as far as possible in the future. Please inform yourself about the procedure on this page.

Initiation of the doctoral examination procedure

  • The legal basis for this is formed by the "Doctoral Degree Regulations of the Faculty of Medicine Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin of 1 November 2017".
  • The application for initiation of the doctoral examination procedure must be submitted to the chairperson of the Doctoral Commission in writing.
  • You must apply for initiation of the doctoral examination procedure in person. 

The documents you need to submit may vary – depending on whether you want to pursue your doctoral degree by way of a doctorate by publication or by submitting a monograph: