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Latest information on oral examinations (disputations):

Due to the currently prescribed preventive measures in connection with the Corona Virus (SARS-CoV-2), oral examinations (disputations) in examination phases 1 and 2 will prospectively not be held as face-to-face examinations.
In consultation with the respective examining boards, online examination forms will be organized for phases 1 and 2 where appropriate.

At present, face-to-face examinations will be resumed for examination phases 3 and 4.
We will inform you about the further organisation of the oral examinations on this page.

Dates and deadlines for submission

Since the Summer Semester of 2013, all doctoral procedures have been synchronised. As a consequence, there are fixed deadlines for the submission of applications for a PhD at the Faculty of Human Sciences (see table below). These deadlines, too, determine the earliest possible date for the obligatory viva.

The following deadlines have been set:

Summer Term 2021

 

Submission of application
(not later than)

Submission of experts' reports
(not later than)

Viva
(at he earliest)

Phase 1

14.12.2020

23.02.2021

14.04.2021

Phase 2

01.02.2021

06.04.2021

12.05.2021

Phase 3

15.03.2021

11.05.2021

16.06.2021

Phase 4

12.04.2021

08.06.2021

14.07.2021

 

Display and objection periods
(does not apply to PhD candidates)

 

Start of display period

End of display period

End of objection period

Phase 1

01.03.2021

29.03.2021

06.04.2021

Phase 2

12.04.2021

26.04.2021

04.05.2021

Phase 3

17.05.2021

31.05.2021

08.06.2021

Phase 4

14.06.2021

28.06.2021

06.07.2021

Winter Term 2020/21

 

Submission of application
(not later than)

Submission of experts' reports
(not later than)

Viva
(at the earliest)

Phase 1

15.06.2020

18.08.2020

21.10.2020

Phase 2

27.07.2020

29.09.2020

18.11.2020

Phase 3

24.08.2020

27.10.2020

16.12.2020

Phase 4

21.09.2020

24.11.2020

27.01.2021

 

Display and objection periods
(does not apply to PhD candidates)

 

Start of display period

End of display period

End of objection period

Phase 1

07.09.2020

05.10.2020

13.10.2020

Phase 2

19.10.2020

02.11.2020

10.11.2020

Phase 3

16.11.2020

30.11.2020

08.12.2020

Phase 4

14.12.2020

11.01.2021

19.01.2021