Enrolment and admission as a doctoral candidate

Enrolment

Enrolment, also called matriculation, is the designation for the student admission process at a university. You can enrol as a doctoral candidate at any time at the University of Rostock, as soon as you have a doctoral subject and a mentor - irrespective of the doctoral phase and the doctoral process.

There is actually no obligation to enrol. The doctoral regulations of the individual faculties do, however, contain different stipulations in this regard.

Overview "Admission and Enrolment as a Ph.D. Student"

Documents

For enrolment, you must submit the documents listed in our overview Admission and Enrolment as a Ph.D. Student to the student secretariat.

You can download the required forms on this page:

  • Application for admission
    (also called "Application for Admission for International Applicants")
    There is also the "Information Sheet on Application for Admission to Studies" with further information.
     
  • Application of enrolment
    (also called "Application for Matriculation")
     
  • Form "Registration of Doctoral Candidates"
    • The original must be sent to the graduate academy.
    • In addition, a copy must be submitted to the student secretariat.

Hints and tips


Admission

The application for admission to studies must be distinguished from the application for admission to doctoral studies.
Both applications can be made independently and at any point during the doctoral phase.
We recommend early application for both areas for formal verification of the admission requirements - particularly for doctoral candidates who have completed their previous studies in a university outside Germany.

 

Application for admission to studies

in the student secretariat


The application for admission to studies must be submitted upon enrolment in the student secretariat. The admission process will include a formal verification as to whether the applicant meets the requirements for starting to study. This mainly concerns ...

  • the existence of a suitable higher education degree - especially in the case of degrees from other disciplines or foreign degrees and degrees from universities of applied sciences.

Application for admission to doctoral studies

in the faculty


For admission to doctoral studies, the faculty checks whether the applicant fulfils the formal requirements for admission to doctoral studies. This mainly concerns ...

  • the existence of a suitable higher education degree - especially in the case of degrees from other disciplines or foreign degrees and degrees from universities of applied sciences.

Admission to doctoral studies can also be linked to the fulfilment of conditions, for example ...

  • the existence or acquisition of certain professional competences in the doctoral field or
  • the existence or acquisition of language skills.

The respective requirements and admission procedures are specified in the doctoral regulations of the faculties.

Please ask the dean's office of your faculty in which form and when you have to apply for admission to doctoral studies.


Semester fee

After successful enrolment, you will receive a confirmation of enrolment ("Immatrikulationsbestätigung"). After receiving this, you must transfer a semester fee of currently € 207.00 to a university account. The student secretariat will inform you of the account details.

The semester fee must then always be transferred before the start of a new semester (meaning in January and June).
Please note: Even if you enrol at the end of a semester, you still have to pay the full semester fee for the current semester. The semester fee finances some of the benefits mentioned below (e.g. the semester ticket).
Further information:

Further information: https://www.uni-rostock.de/en/studium/studienorganisation/im-studium/rueckmeldung

Benefits of enrolment

In principle, we recommend enrolment as a doctoral student since it has a number of advantages:

Parkstraße 6, seat of the student secretariat

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about enrolment and admission.

Student secretariat


studierendensekretariatuni-rostockde
Tel.: +49 (0) 381 498 1230

Office Hours
Mo - Th   9.00 - 17:00
Friday     9:00 - 13:00
(due to covid, currently only by telephone via the Info-Service)

Postal address
Universität Rostock
Studierendensekretariat
Parkstraße 6
18057 Rostock

The overview page "Ways to the Doctorate", in the university's research portal, offers a vast amount of information and links to, among others, ● the doctoral representatives ● the doctoral regulations and ● additional faculty regulations