Matriculation as Doctoral Student

As soon as you have been officially accepted as a doctoral candidate by the Faculty of Agricultural and Nutritional Sciences and have received your acceptance letter, you have the possibility to register as a doctoral student.

Please consider the respective provision of the Hochschulgesetz of the federal state of Schleswig-Holstein and the respective doctoral degree regulations.

If you are a German doctoral candidate with a German academic degree, please contact the student service center. In this case you can register online within the deadline of August 15th until September 30th for the respective winter semester or from February 15th to March 15th for the respective summer semester. The start of the course is then the start of the semester. Information on the re-registration deadlines can be found here.

Doctoral candidates from abroad with an academic degree from abroad should contact the University's International Center to enroll as a doctoral student. A different registration procedure applies to you.

Enrollment as a doctoral student is not required for later admission to the doctoral examination procedure. But as a doctoral student at the University of Kiel, you will receive a certificate of study (in German: Studienbescheinigung), which is for example required for your visa, for your scolarship, in order to get an accomodation of the university or in oder to use other discounts and services.