During Your Doctoral Studies


The doctoral process is easily divided into so called qualification phases. You can find an overview of the doctoral study process and when to take which steps here. You can find all necessary forms in the download section.

Our Office of Doctoral Studies is happy to answer any questions.

You can comfortably book an advising appointment online via our ticket system.

Doctoral Process

Here we illustrate the entire doctoral studies process at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and all of the qualification phases.

Review of Admission Requirements

Even if you fulfill RWTH's formal requirements for doctoral studies, the faculty must officially recognize that you fulfill the admission requirements. Here we show you when and how to apply for admission.

Application for Admission to the Doctoral Examination

There are few important things to pay attention to when officially beginning the doctoral studies process. Click here for the application for admission to the doctoral examination and the relevant information.