Doctoral studies

You would like to do a PhD at TU Bergakademie Freiberg? On the following pages you may find both general information for doctoral students and help with apartment search, furniture and formalities.

Application for Doctoral Studies

Please find information about the application for doctoral studies on the website of the Centre of advanced study and research of TU Bergakademie Freiberg.


Events for internatonal PhD students

The IUZ offers at irregular intervals excursions and workshops for doctoral students at the TU Bergakademie Freiberg, for further information have a loo at events

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Would you like to get up-to-date information about the events for international students and PhD students? Then take a look at the pages of the Working Committee "International Students" AKAS.

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Guide to doctoral studies

The Graduate and Research Academy at TU Bergakademie Freiberg publishes the 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, file size: 1 MB
pagination: 64 pages
Brochure "Guide to doctoral studies"
Language: Englisch, file size: 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 Residence 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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