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Review and Display Phase

  • Both reviewers have four weeks time for the assessment of the dissertation.
  • Should the dissertation be awarded a grade of 1.0 by both assessors and suggested for a distinction, the grade of the dissertation can be supplemented with “passed with distinction.” Then, a third, external assessment has to obtained by the Office of Doctoral Affairs.
  • The work will then be displayed for two weeks along with the assessments in the Office for Doctoral Affairs.
  • After the display period, an additional week must follow for potential written statements of faculty members.
  • The oral examination must take place no longer than two months after the end of the display period of the dissertation.


Head of the Office for Doctoral Affairs:

Dr. Petra M. Schwarz
Bldg. 907, Room 214
University Medical Center
Langenbeckstr. 2

Tel +49 6131 17-9149