Frequently Asked Questions - FAQ


FAQ Honorary Doctorate

Who can be awarded an honorary doctorate?

An honorary doctorate can be awarded to persons who have excellent personal, scientific, technical or artistic achievements in a field cultivated by the university and whose actions have a high social significance. They may not be members or relatives of RWTH Aachen University.

Who may apply for an honorary doctorate?

All groups of the university, the faculties and the rectorate are authorized to apply.

Which documents do I have to submit to the dean's office?

With the first request, a curriculum vitae and a list of publications of the candidate must be submitted to the dean's office.

In addition, an official letter of application as well as a proposal for two external reviewers and five professorial commission members must be submitted. As soon as these documents are required, the Dean's Office will contact the applicant.

Who may act as a reviewer?

In the procedure, two external reports will be obtained from professors of other universities who are familiar with the topic.