Acceptance as PhD Candidate

The Faculty of Agricultural and Nutritional Sciences awards doctoral degrees in Agricultural Science (Dr. sc. agr.) and Nutritional Science (Dr. oec. troph).

Acceptance as doctoral candidate

at the Faculty of Agricultural and Nutritional Sciences

In order to start  your doctorate at the Faculty of Agricultural and Nutritional Sciences, the Faculty has to accept you officially. The requirements for an acceptance are regulated in the actual  Doctoral Degree Regulations.

Hence, you need to agree with a professor on supervision by signing a supervising agreement. Please contact a professor of your field of research directly. The agreement document is available here or as an attachment in our doctoral degree regulations. For reasons of readability please fill in all information digitally.

Please submit the following documents in one PDF-file as email to the dean's office,

  • the supervising agreement (To be filled in digitally.)
  • a copy of your master’s degree (or comparable degree) including a transcript of records with all exam grades and the final grade.


After receipt of your complete set of documents, we will send you a link to the CAU's doctorate statistics with a request to register as a doctoral candidate there and

  • confirm the registration in the online portal for doctorate statistics, e.g. as a screenshot, PDF file or similar.

The documents for your application for a doctorate are now complete and will be evaluated. External candidates are accepted by the Convention. Please note the possible extensions of the evaluation period. You will then receive a letter of acceptance from the Faculty of Agricultural and Nutritional Sciences.