Registering for a PhD

Advisory services for international doctoral candidates

Be aware of application deadlines

The University of Oldenburg must receive a complete application from you by 12 midnight of the last day of the applicable deadline. The date of the postmark will not be taken into account.

Please observe the possibilities for submitting documents within the deadline!

Registering for a PhD

Thank you very much for your interest
in doctoral studies at the University of Oldenburg.

Registration for the summer semester 2023

Structured Doctoral Programmes

Get an overview of the Structured Doctoral Programmes, information on admissions regulations, and contact details. Admission to the Graduate School is a prerequisite for enrolment for the following Structured Doctoral Programmes:

Enrolment into them is always as a dual degree programme (Structured Doctoral Programme as the 2nd degree programme) together with a doctoral subject (as 1st degree programme). Admission must be granted to the doctoral subject by the doctorate committee concerned.

Online applications until 15 April 2023

PhD application portal

After completing the online application, you will be asked to print out the PDF document 

  • documents to be submitted

Please send the documents requested therein to the address stated in the application on time.

Please note:
The online application is in German. Please use the
English assistance paper for online application [pdf]

Doctoral subjects

If you wish to apply for an Individual Doctorate in a doctoral subject, you must first apply to the doctorate committee for admission as a doctoral candidate for the subject you are interested in. Please contact the faculty administration office about this.

You should submit your enrolment application as soon as possible following admission by the doctorate committee.

(Changed: 20 Dec 2022)