Doctorate at the Department of Architecture
The new doctoral regulations for the Department of Architecture at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology for obtaining the doctoral degree in architecture (Dr.-Ing.) and in art history (Dr. phil.) were officially announced on 12.01.2017.
The following applies to agreements concluded prior to this date:
Doctoral Regulations (2006)
Dates of the doctoral committee
The doctoral committee of the Department of Architecture meets three times a year to discuss applications received.
Applications for acceptances, re-acceptances, extensions and openings are to be submitted by April 1 and October 1 respectively.
Contact: Nina Dürr
Procedure of the doctoral process
Acceptance as doctoral candidate
Compulsory registration at the Karlsruhe House of Young Scientists (KHYS)
Requirements for the registration at the KHYS:
- You have concluded a doctoral agreement with your first supervisor.
- You have a KIT account
The candidate concludes a doctoral agreement with the supervisor. The department receives a copy. Afterwards the candidate registers at the KHYS via Docata. The registration certificate must be enclosed with the application for acceptance.
The candidate submits an informal application to the Dean's Office with the required documents (see doctoral regulations). The doctoral committee examines the application and the candidate receives an official letter of acceptance. Acceptance as a doctoral candidate is initially for four years.
When the doctoral candidate has completed his/her dissertation, he/she submits it in triplicate to the Dean's Office together with a written application and the required documents (see doctoral regulations).
Opening of the doctoral procedure
If all admission requirements are fulfilled, the doctoral procedure is opened. The doctoral candidate will be informed of this in writing and the referees will be asked for an expert opinion.
As soon as the expert opinions are available, a date is set for the oral examination.
Publication of the dissertation
According to the doctoral regulations, the thesis must be published within one year after the oral examination. Only after submission of the deposit copies to the KIT library the candidate is entitled to use the doctoral title.
Detailed information can be found in the doctoral regulations.
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