As a doctoral researcher at GEOMAR you will receive your doctoral degree from the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at Kiel University. Therefore, you have the option to enroll as a student at the university to benefit from their infrastructure, e.g., the graduate center, bus and train ticket, university sports center, canteen etc.
According to the university law of Schleswig-Holstein, doctoral researchers are officially required to enroll at university for the submission and defense of their doctoral thesis. However, you do not have to fear any sanctions if you do it.
Different rules apply if you are a Fast-Track doctoral researcher, i.e. doing your doctorate without having a Master’s degree. In that case, you have to be enrolled throughout your doctorate.
If you want to enroll at university, you may follow these steps:
- Fill in and sign the “Acceptance as a Doctoral Researcher”: https://www.mnf.uni-kiel.de/de/download/prom-1/Nachname-Vorname-A.pdf
- Fill in and sign the supervision agreement: https://www.mnf.uni-kiel.de/de/download/prom-1/Nachname-Vorname-A2.pdf
- Complete the online enrollment at Kiel University: https://h1-prod-web-all.uv.uni-kiel.de/qisserver/pages/cs/sys/portal/hisinoneStartPage.faces?chco=y. If you have been enrolled at Kiel University before, you can apply for a “re-enrollment”: https://www.studium.uni-kiel.de/de/bewerbung-einschreibung/formulare-informationen/einschreibung/AntragaufEinschreibung.pdf.
- Pay the semester fee
For more information, you can read the promotion regulation (only in German): http://www.studservice.uni-kiel.de/sta/promotionsordnung-mathematisch-naturwissenschaftliche-und-technische-fakultaet.pdf,
contact the deanery of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences via https://www.mnf.uni-kiel.de/en/promotion-habilitation/prom?set_language=en