PhD studies  

PhD studies

Enrolment as a PhD student

Upon enrolment as a PhD student at Leipzig University, PhD candidates will receive the status of a student and become a member of the university.

Enrolment of PhD candidates is regulated in § 7 of the enrolment regulations of Leipzig University. This also applies to Post-Docs with scholarships.

Prerequisites to enrol as a PhD student:

  • admission as a doctoral candidate to the appropriate faculty

Enrolment as a PhD candidate is possible in all fields of academia that are offered at Leipzig University.

PhDs apply for registration by using the Web-Portal AlmaWeb. More information about online registration can be found here (only in German).

The following documents must be submitted for enrolment as a PhD student:

  • certified copy of your university diploma(s)
  • proof of health insurance
  • proof of admission as a doctoral candidate to the appropriate faculty of the university and/or proof of admission to a structured doctoral programme
  • proof of receipt of a scholarship (if applicable)
  • a passport photo
  • proof of exmatriculation of the last university.

PhD students pay the same semester fees as B.A. and M.A. students.

You can hand in your application at the SSZ (student service centre).

International doctoral researchers please contact the International Centre.

last update: 05.10.2017 


Student Office
Susanne Gebhardt
Goethestraße 6
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-32026
Fax: +49 341 97-32059

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International Centre
Bettina Sedlaczek
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