Doctoral research at the University of Duisburg-Essen

In this section you will find information and references to the most important issues relevant to doctoral studies at the University of Duisburg-Essen.

The Dean's Offices and professors of the faculties are your first point of contact for all organisational and subject-related questions during your doctorate.

If you are an international researcher, please take a closer look at our info page for Incomings.

Helpful information about the doctorate at a glance

Stages of doctoral study

What are the requirements for a doctorate and how do I enrol in a doctoral programme?


Doctoral Committees

Here you will find links to the doctoral committees in the faculties.


Financing the doctorate

Here you can find information on different financing models for your doctorate.


Publishing the doctoral thesis

The University Library offers many tips, helpful services and a personal contact point to support the proper publication of your dissertation.

University Library Publication Service

Structured doctoral programmes

Learn more about the various structured doctoral programmes at the UDE.


Well prepared for your professional future

Personen in einer Workshop-Situation
© Pixabay

Interdisciplinary qualification

Skills training for all subject areas: find out more about our interdisciplinary workshops and career-related trainings for doctoral researchers.

Our workshop program
Kompass, dessen Nadel auf das Wort
© Pixabay

Academic career paths

Thinking about where to go once you’ve finished your doctoral studies? Take a look at our overview of academic career goals.