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Completion of the PhD - Certificate & Diploma

The certificate ("Zeugnis") can be issued upon request after passing the defense. It does not entitle you to wear the doctoral title.
You may only legally call yourself Dr. rer. nat after you received the diploma ("Urkunde").

In order to receive the diploma, the following must be done after successfully passing the defense:

  1. First, if there are any changes to be made to your doctoral thesis, you should make them. Then, the doctoral supervisor must sign a "Confirmation of the conformity of the print" (this letter is known in the departments).
    After you have this letter, you must submit your deposit copies (currently 5) to the university library and still complete the formalities there. This printing is not possible through the faculty. How can i Publish my thesis?
  2. You will receive a confirmation of receipt from the university library .
    This, as well as the declaration of conformity of the doctoral supervisor, must be handed in or submitted in the original to the attention of the PhD-Office.Only then can the diploma entitling you to use the doctoral title be issued.
  3. Please note that the date of the confirmation of the doctoral advisor must always be before the submission to the university library! If it is not possible for you to come to the library in person, you can ask a colleague of the chair to do this for you, or you can do it by phone or by mail. Please contact the Unibib in this regard, as we do not know their regulations.