Guide to doctoral studies

You aim at taking your doctoral degree at TU Bergakademie Freiberg and have many questions: How do I apply correctly? What do I need to do in order to ideally prepare my stay in Freiberg? Which steps do I need to take upon arrival in Freiberg? What do I need to keep in mind during the doctorate? Who do I receive support from?

All these questions are answered in the brochure "Guide to doctoral studies":

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Language: German, filesize: 1 MB
pagination: 64 pages
Brochure "Guide to doctoral studies"
Language: Englisch, filesize: 1 MB
pagination: 64 pages


Contents of the brochure

1. If I would like to do doctoral studies: application

1.1 Entry requirements

1.2 Application for doctoral studies

1.3 Financing and funding of doctoral studies


2. I received the acceptance of the faculty to do doctoral studies: What is to be done?


2.1 Preparations for the stay in Freiberg

2.1.1 Proof of sufficient funds

2.1.2 Visa

2.1.3 Health insurance: Taking it out in the home country

2.2 Travelling to Freiberg

2.3 Arrived in Freiberg: First steps

2.3.1 Accomodation

2.3.2 Bürgerbüro (Citizens Advice Bureau

2.3.3 Bank account

2.3.4 Health insurance in Germany

2.3.5 Liability insurance and accident insurance

2.3.6 Tution fees

2.3.7 Enrolment

2.3.8 Resistence permit 

2.4 Orientation at the university

2.4.1 This is where you have to register

2.4.2 This is where we recommend to register

2.4.3 Service facilities


3. Graduierten- und Forschungsakademie (Centre of Advanced Study and Research

3.1 Overview of functions

3.2 Additional qualification

3.3 Councelling

3.4 Persons to contact


4. Doctoral studies

4.1 Types of doctoral studies

4.1.1 Traditional doctorate

4.1.2 Structured doctoral studies

4.2 Credits

4.3 Doctorate procedure

4.3.1 Opening the doctorate procedure - applying for a doctorate

4.3.2 Doctorate requirements

4.3.3 Publication of thesis


5. Support service and representation of interest

5.1 Support service for international doctoral candidates at a glance

5.2 Promovierendenrat (ProRat) (Council für doctoral candidates)

5.3 Doctoral studies with child: Family-friendly university


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