Karlsruhe House of Young Scientists (KHYS)

Formal steps

On your way to achieving your doctorate you should be aware of some formal steps. It is vital to follow these steps in the given order.

Right after receiving your confirmation of supervision, a doctoral agreement should be concluded. After that you need to immediately register with KHYS.

For more information, please refer to your KIT Department's doctoral ordinance and their website.

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Right after the confirmation of supervision, supervisor and doctoral researcher conclude a doctoral agreement (§ 38 Absatz 5 LHG). Generally the supervisor also takes the role of primary reviewer of the dissertation as well as in the oral exam. [more]

All doctoral researchers at KIT doing a doctorate at one of the eleven KIT departments need to register with KHYS according to §38, Absatz 5 LGH. [more]

If you have been accepted as a doctoral researcher at a different university, but your main research location is at KIT, you can become a member of KHYS by registering via the KHYS-Network. [more]

Once you have followed these steps (and at the latest six months after you have signed the doctoral agreement) you need to apply for acceptance to the KIT Department. [more]

After being accepted as a doctoral researcher you have the option of enrolling as a doctoral researcher at KIT. [more]

Upon completion of your dissertation the written application for admission to the doctoral examination is to be filed by the doctoral researcher to the respective KIT dean's office. [more]

At KIT the oral exam is either done as a colloquium or as a doctoral viva. Please refer to the respective doctoral ordinance to see which exam type applies for your KIT department. [more]

Your dissertation has to be published within one year after the oral exam. This goes for all KIT departments. You can read about which type of publishing is accepted in the doctoral ordinance of your KIT department. [more]