Mrs. Oili Tsakmakis

Room W3 1-138
Phone.: +49 (0)441 - 798 3649 (redirection to homeoffice)

Office hours online:
Thursday 10 - 11 a.m. by appointment 

OLTECH application forms

Application form Graduate School (word)

Supervision agreements have established themselves internationally as a quality standard in doctoral training. They enable doctoral students to define mutual expectations in a transparent manner, to formulate goals and to check whether these goals are being achieved. All doctoral students at the Graduate School OLTECH conclude a supervision agreement with their supervisor. The supervision agreement is not a legally binding contract, but a document that - in the sense of a promise made voluntarily - provides guidance and demands a commitment.

Supervision Agreement (engl.)

Betreuungsvereinbarung (german)

Application & Admission

How to apply to a PhD Study Programme

1. Supervisor

Find yourself an academic supervisor for your doctoral research project and - in case you don't have a job position - a stipend to finance your PhD study.

2. Admission as a doctoral candidate at the faculty 

An admission to the Graduate School OLTECH also requires the admission as a doctoral candidate. If you are not yet admitted as a doctoral candidate at the faculty II, V or VI, please fill in the application form of the PhD board of the repective faculty (see PhD information of the faculty V or the faculty VI).

3. PhD study programme at the Graduate School OLTECH

To apply for one of the Phd study programmes of the Graduate School OLTECH, please fill in the application form of the Graduate School and bring it to the OLTECH office together with the original certificates. (Attention: due to the current Covid-19 situation please send us your application form and all needed documents (scanned originals) at first via email, as one pdf file.)

4.  Matriculation as a PhD student at the university

For doctorate students of the CvO University, a matriculation in your PhD subject (e.g. Biology, Physics, ...) is required. For the enrolment at the university please use the Online Registration

The matriculation in the PhD study programme (e.g. Neurosensory Science and Systems) follows after the admission to it.


An application is possible all over the year. Please come personally with your application documents to our office, if possible.

The PhD boards of the faculty decide about the admission as a doctoral candidate. The Phd board meets at several dates during the terms:

Next PhD board meetings of the Faculty V...

Next PhD board meetings of the Faculty VI...


The admission committees of the PhD study programmes of graduate school are deciding twice a year about the applications. Your application should be submitted until the following deadlines.

  • Admission for summer term: latest submission date is the 1st of February
  • Admission for winter term: latest submission date is the1st of August
(Changed: 2021-11-10)