Thesis procedure according to the old Thesis Regulation of the Charité

Guidelines for opening a thesis procedure for PhD or MD/PhD in the form of a monograph

1. The Thesis Regulation of the Medical Faculty of the CharitéUniversitätsmedizin Berlin dated 2007-10-29 is the legal basis. You can download the Regulation from the right column.

2. The application for opening the thesis procedure shall be submitted in writing to the Chairperson of the Thesis Commission. In the right column, you will find suggestions for structuring the layout.

3. You must be present in person for the opening.

The following documents shall also be appended to the application:

(a) 4 copies with an obligatory title sheet

The four bound, typewritten copies of the dissertation in A4 format drawn up at the candidate’s expense shall be written in English. In the right column, you will find a binding template for the cover sheet specified by the Faculty. The title of the dissertation must be brief and readily understandable. Abbreviations should be avoided. Rules of the German language shall be complied with. In the case of studies involving animal experiments, indicate the file reference and date of the official permit for the animal experiments. 

Advice: Please note that German language dissertations need an English language abstract and vice versa.

(b) Certificate

You can submit either a certified transcript of your college graduation certificate or an uncertified photocopy thereof; in the latter case, the original document must also be produced for verification purposes.

(c) Curriculum vitae

Please submit a separate CV signed by you for the archive. The CV should contain information on courses, employment, academic degrees obtained and earlier efforts to obtain a doctorate. Courses taken and academic degrees obtained must be substantiated with certificates. Important: The signed CV is part of the bound dissertation and shall be appended to it at the end of the work.

(d) List of publications

Please submit a separate list of publications (if applicable) for the archive. Important: The list of publications (if applicable) is part of the bound dissertation and shall be included at the end of the work behind the CV.

(e) Affidavit

Also part of the work is a declaration signed by the candidate stating that the dissertation was written by himself/herself without the help of (unauthorised) third parties, that neither the work nor parts thereof are copies of other works and that all aids and literature used are listed in their entirety.  The candidate’s contribution to resulting publications (if applicable) is also stated.
The declaration shall be inserted at the end of the bound dissertation. 
A template can be downloaded from the right column.

(f) Abstract

A separate, unbound copy of the dissertation abstract in German and English indicating the title of the dissertation and the name of the candidate for the archive.

(g) Certificate of good conduct

A certificate of good conduct from the police (may not be older than eight weeks on the date of submission).

(h) Form for proposed reviewers

A form for five proposed reviewers stamped and signed and stamped by the candidate’s supervisor. You can download the requisite form from the right column.

(i) ID card / passport

When submitting the application, the candidate must be able to prove his/her identity by producing a valid personal identification document.