Doctoral research at HHU
Doctoral researchers at HHU are supported in a wide variety of ways in order to help their careers as young academics develop and progress in a targeted manner.
Your doctoral research at HHU is conditional upon your Faculty's Doctorate regulation.
Faculty of Law
All information about doctoral research in the Faculty of Law at the HHU is available from the Doctoral Research Office of the faculty. Upon completion of the doctoral degree, the academic title of Dr. jur. is awarded.
Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
The Doctoral Research Office of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, supported by the Interdisciplinary Graduate and Research Academy (iGRAD), is responsible for doctoral researchers. Graduates are awarded the title either of Dr. rer. nat. or PhD.
You may then enrol as a:
By enrolling as a doctoral researcher, you
- have student status
- have accident insurance coverage
- are eligible for the NRW Term Ticket, with which you can use free-of-charge all local transport busses, trams and trains in NRW
- receive an identifier with which to access the HHU’s IT services (email account, literature databases etc.)
- may use the specialized libraries, and
- are entitled to reduced student prices in the canteen.
Under specific circumstances, as a doctoral researcher you might be eligible for cheaper health insurance. The enrolment fee is about 230 € per term.
As a doctoral auditor, you
- do not have student status
- are not eligible for a NRW Term Ticket or
- student prices in the canteen,
- are however given an identifier with which to access the HHU’s IT services (email account, literature databases etc.) and
- may use the specialized libraries.
The enrolment fee is 100 €.
How you must enrol varies between the faculties. Please enquire at the Doctoral Research Office of your faculty about which rules apply for you.
Then please proceed as follows:
Please complete the relevant form (print out the PDF files) and bring or send them together with the documents stated on the form to the Student Secretariat of the HHU.