Andreas Pfitzmann Dissertation Format

Table of contents

    1. Application requirements
    2. Promovendus
    3. acceptance as a doctoral candidate
      1. Regulations and committees
      2. Admission
    4. Certified copies and verification of equivalence of foreign university degrees
    5. Enrolment
    6. Additional requirements
    7. doctorate proceedings
      1. Status Talk
      2. Opening the doctorate proceedings
      3. Mandatory Deposit Copies
    8. Clearance Certificate
    9. Completed doctorates and alumni network

We are happy that you plan to do your doctorate at the Faculty of Computer Science. On this web-site you will find all important information for this endeavour.

Application requirements

The requirements of the Faculty of Informatics for doctorate degree candidates are stated in the §6 of the doctorate regulations. The minimum requirement for admission is a good to very good university degree (usually a master’s degree including a research oriented master’s thesis) which is equivalent to a German academic degree that qualifies to start a doctorate. You also need a supervisor (professor or young investigator at the Faculty of Computer Science) who agrees to take the responsibility for the academic supervision of your doctorate.

Promovendus

For all formal actions involved with doctorate proceedures (e.g., application for acceptance), please use the online system Promovendus. You can access Promovendus from inside TU Dresden’s campus network at any time. If you want to access Promovendus from outside the campus network, you need a VPN connection, for which you have to install the provided software on your computer with your ZIH login details.

You will also need a valid ZIH user account to login to Promovendus. Enrolled students as well as employees of TU Dresden automatically receive a ZIH login. If you do not have a ZIH login yet, you can file an application for a guest login, which your supervisor has to sign. Please contact the Service Desk in case of any questions or problems with the ZIH user account.

acceptance as a doctoral candidate

The application for acceptance as a doctoral candidate can be filed with the faculty’s doctoral board according to §7 of the doctorate regulations. The doctoral board will verify whether all admission requirements are met. If you intend to acquire a ‘Ph.D.’ degree, the confirmation of acceptance as a doctoral candidate includes the request to enrol to the doctoral studies in Computer Science according to the academic regulations of study (cf. enrolment). With acceptance as a doctoral candidate, you agree to complete your doctorate at the Faculty of Computer Science within 6 years.

Regulations and committees

Admission

Promovendus will generate an application document for you, which you will have to hand in to the Faculty of Computer Science through

Ms Jarschel
Andreas-Pfitzmann-Bau, Room 3110
Noethnitzer Str. 46
01187 Dresden

Telephone: +49 - 351 - 463 - 38263
E-Mail: inf-promotion<ät>groups.tu-dresden.de

Please note that, together with the application for acceptance as a doctoral candidate, you will need to hand in the following documents:

  • certified copies and, if applicable, translations in German or English of the graduation certificates and of the overview of subjects and grades of the study degree relevant for admission (for degrees awarded by TU Dresden, a simple copy is sufficient),
  • certified copies and, if applicable, translations in German or English of all other study graduation certificates (for degrees awarded by TU Dresden, a simple copy is sufficient),
  • simple copy of the university entrance qualification certificate (e.g., A-levels),
  • original of the supervision agreement with the responsible professor/young investigator at the Faculty (the form is available at the Graduate Academy),
  • confirmation of removal from the register of students (ex-matriculation) in case of previous enrolment at a German university,
  • curriculum vitae (C.V.) including scientific career, publications and signature, and
  • confirmation (receipt) of application for a clearance certificate.

Certified copies and verification of equivalence of foreign university degrees

For the acceptance as a doctoral candidate, you need to hand in certified copies and, if applicable, certified translations of your graduation certificates and subject and grades overview. You can find further information on certified copies of certificates not issued by TU Dresden on the website of the office of certified documentation of TU Dresden.

If you completed one of your studies outside Germany, your documents are sent to the International Office of the TU Dresden to verify the equivalence of your degree. You can use the online database www.anabin.de for a preliminary check of the equivalence of your degree.

Enrolment

You can only enroll as doctorate student if the faculty’s doctoral board has accepted you as doctoral candidate and put you on the doctoral list of the Faculty. You can find further information on the website of the admission office.

If you intend to acquire a ‘Ph.D.’ degree, enrolment in the doctoral studies in Computer Science is mandatory. You must present a confirmation of enrolment within 3 months after acceptance as a doctoral candidate. Otherwise, enrolment is voluntary. The regulations for enrolment can be found in the enrolment regulations (German). To apply for enrolment, please use the website of the admission office.

Additional requirements

Acceptance as a doctoral candidate can be subject to additional requirements; e.g. the taking additional exams and passing with a mandatory minimum grade. The doctoral board will define these requirements and inform the doctoral candidate together with the confirmation of acceptance. The additional requirements must be fulfilled within two years after acceptance as a doctoral candidate (§8 of the doctorate regulations).

doctorate proceedings

Status Talk

Prior to the opening of the doctorate proceedings – usually 1 year before the defense of the dissertation – the doctoral candidate needs to give a status talk in German or English  (§9 of the doctorate regulations).

Opening the doctorate proceedings

The application for opening of the doctorate proceedings must be submitted through Promovendus, which will generate an application document that you must hand in at the Faculty of Computer Science through

Ms Jarschel
Andreas-Pfitzmann-Bau, Room 3110
Noethnitzer Str. 46
01187 Dresden

Telephone: +49 - 351 - 463 - 38263
E-Mail: inf-promotion@groups.tu-dresden.de

Please note that, together with the application for the opening of the doctorate proceedings, you will need to hand in the following documents (§10 of the doctorate regulations):

  • five hard-cover copies of the dissertation,
  • dissertation as PDF-document,
  • short version (extended abstract; ca. 5-10 pages) as a PDF-document,
  • curriculum vitae (C.V.) including scientific career and signature,
  • list of scientific publications,
  • original confirmation of acceptance as doctoral candidate at the Faculty of Computer Science and certified certificate stating the fulfilment of additional requirements,
  • original confirmation of the status talk, and
  • confirmation (receipt) of application for a clearance certificate.

The dissertation as well as the defense of dissertation can be in the German or English. You can find all further details in the doctorate regulations (German).

Mandatory Deposit Copies

After having successfully completed the doctorate proceedings, the doctoral candidate is obliged to make the dissertation available for the general scientific public. Therefore, the dissertation that has to be published within one year after the date of the final oral exam (in general, the defense). If the doctoral committee has imposed additional conditions to the dissertation, the a revised version of the dissertation must be reviewed and acknowledged by the responsible professor. The corresponding confirmation must be submitted to the doctoral office.

The Saxon State Library (Sächsischen Landesbibliothek - Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Dresden; SLUB) requires:

  • five bound copies (not paper-back) of the edition accepted by the doctoral committee (must be handed over to SLUB office free of charge), as well as
  • one electronic version in PDF/A format (verified error-free through Preflight)  submitted via Qucosa.

Please pay attention to SLUB's general guidlines for dissertations as well as the guidelines for submission.

Further acceptable forms of submission can be taken from § 14 of the doctorate regulations.

Clearance Certificate

For application of acceptance as a doctoral candidate as well as the opening of the doctorate procedures, you will need a confirmation (receipt) of application for a clearance certificate (‘Führungszeugnis’) to be sent to the Faculty of Computer Science in compliance with §30 (5) BZRG. The clearance certificate is valid for about 3 months and can be requested on the day that the application for acceptance as a doctorate candidate or opening of the doctorate proceedings is submitted. When requesting this certificate (e.g., at the records department, Theaterstr. 11, 01067 Dresden) the following recipient should be given:

Technische Universität Dresden
Fakultät Informatik
Dekanat/Promotionsangelegenheiten
01062 Dresden

Completed doctorates and alumni network

You can register for the alumni network for former junior researchers in Promovendus. If you do not have a ZIH login, you can also use the alumni sheet. Registration is voluntary.

We would also like to draw your attention to the general alumni network of TU Dresden.

A list of doctorates successfully concluded between 2013 and 2017 (up until 24-11-2017) can be found here.

Table of contents

    1. Application requirements
    2. Promovendus
    3. acceptance as a doctoral candidate
      1. Regulations and committees
      2. Admission
    4. Certified copies and verification of equivalence of foreign university degrees
    5. Enrolment
    6. Additional requirements
    7. doctorate proceedings
      1. Status Talk
      2. Opening the doctorate proceedings
      3. Mandatory Deposit Copies
    8. Clearance Certificate
    9. Completed doctorates and alumni network

We are happy that you plan to do your doctorate at the Faculty of Computer Science. On this web-site you will find all important information for this endeavour.

Application requirements

The requirements of the Faculty of Informatics for doctorate degree candidates are stated in the §6 of the doctorate regulations. The minimum requirement for admission is a good to very good university degree (usually a master’s degree including a research oriented master’s thesis) which is equivalent to a German academic degree that qualifies to start a doctorate. You also need a supervisor (professor or young investigator at the Faculty of Computer Science) who agrees to take the responsibility for the academic supervision of your doctorate.

Promovendus

For all formal actions involved with doctorate proceedures (e.g., application for acceptance), please use the online system Promovendus. You can access Promovendus from inside TU Dresden’s campus network at any time. If you want to access Promovendus from outside the campus network, you need a VPN connection, for which you have to install the provided software on your computer with your ZIH login details.

You will also need a valid ZIH user account to login to Promovendus. Enrolled students as well as employees of TU Dresden automatically receive a ZIH login. If you do not have a ZIH login yet, you can file an application for a guest login, which your supervisor has to sign. Please contact the Service Desk in case of any questions or problems with the ZIH user account.

acceptance as a doctoral candidate

The application for acceptance as a doctoral candidate can be filed with the faculty’s doctoral board according to §7 of the doctorate regulations. The doctoral board will verify whether all admission requirements are met. If you intend to acquire a ‘Ph.D.’ degree, the confirmation of acceptance as a doctoral candidate includes the request to enrol to the doctoral studies in Computer Science according to the academic regulations of study (cf. enrolment). With acceptance as a doctoral candidate, you agree to complete your doctorate at the Faculty of Computer Science within 6 years.

Regulations and committees

Admission

Promovendus will generate an application document for you, which you will have to hand in to the Faculty of Computer Science through

Ms Jarschel
Andreas-Pfitzmann-Bau, Room 3110
Noethnitzer Str. 46
01187 Dresden

Telephone: +49 - 351 - 463 - 38263
E-Mail: inf-promotion<ät>groups.tu-dresden.de

Please note that, together with the application for acceptance as a doctoral candidate, you will need to hand in the following documents:

  • certified copies and, if applicable, translations in German or English of the graduation certificates and of the overview of subjects and grades of the study degree relevant for admission (for degrees awarded by TU Dresden, a simple copy is sufficient),
  • certified copies and, if applicable, translations in German or English of all other study graduation certificates (for degrees awarded by TU Dresden, a simple copy is sufficient),
  • simple copy of the university entrance qualification certificate (e.g., A-levels),
  • original of the supervision agreement with the responsible professor/young investigator at the Faculty (the form is available at the Graduate Academy),
  • confirmation of removal from the register of students (ex-matriculation) in case of previous enrolment at a German university,
  • curriculum vitae (C.V.) including scientific career, publications and signature, and
  • confirmation (receipt) of application for a clearance certificate.

Certified copies and verification of equivalence of foreign university degrees

For the acceptance as a doctoral candidate, you need to hand in certified copies and, if applicable, certified translations of your graduation certificates and subject and grades overview. You can find further information on certified copies of certificates not issued by TU Dresden on the website of the office of certified documentation of TU Dresden.

If you completed one of your studies outside Germany, your documents are sent to the International Office of the TU Dresden to verify the equivalence of your degree. You can use the online database www.anabin.de for a preliminary check of the equivalence of your degree.

Enrolment

You can only enroll as doctorate student if the faculty’s doctoral board has accepted you as doctoral candidate and put you on the doctoral list of the Faculty. You can find further information on the website of the admission office.

If you intend to acquire a ‘Ph.D.’ degree, enrolment in the doctoral studies in Computer Science is mandatory. You must present a confirmation of enrolment within 3 months after acceptance as a doctoral candidate. Otherwise, enrolment is voluntary. The regulations for enrolment can be found in the enrolment regulations (German). To apply for enrolment, please use the website of the admission office.

Additional requirements

Acceptance as a doctoral candidate can be subject to additional requirements; e.g. the taking additional exams and passing with a mandatory minimum grade. The doctoral board will define these requirements and inform the doctoral candidate together with the confirmation of acceptance. The additional requirements must be fulfilled within two years after acceptance as a doctoral candidate (§8 of the doctorate regulations).

doctorate proceedings

Status Talk

Prior to the opening of the doctorate proceedings – usually 1 year before the defense of the dissertation – the doctoral candidate needs to give a status talk in German or English  (§9 of the doctorate regulations).

Opening the doctorate proceedings

The application for opening of the doctorate proceedings must be submitted through Promovendus, which will generate an application document that you must hand in at the Faculty of Computer Science through

Ms Jarschel
Andreas-Pfitzmann-Bau, Room 3110
Noethnitzer Str. 46
01187 Dresden

Telephone: +49 - 351 - 463 - 38263
E-Mail: inf-promotion@groups.tu-dresden.de

Please note that, together with the application for the opening of the doctorate proceedings, you will need to hand in the following documents (§10 of the doctorate regulations):

  • five hard-cover copies of the dissertation,
  • dissertation as PDF-document,
  • short version (extended abstract; ca. 5-10 pages) as a PDF-document,
  • curriculum vitae (C.V.) including scientific career and signature,
  • list of scientific publications,
  • original confirmation of acceptance as doctoral candidate at the Faculty of Computer Science and certified certificate stating the fulfilment of additional requirements,
  • original confirmation of the status talk, and
  • confirmation (receipt) of application for a clearance certificate.

The dissertation as well as the defense of dissertation can be in the German or English. You can find all further details in the doctorate regulations (German).

Mandatory Deposit Copies

After having successfully completed the doctorate proceedings, the doctoral candidate is obliged to make the dissertation available for the general scientific public. Therefore, the dissertation that has to be published within one year after the date of the final oral exam (in general, the defense). If the doctoral committee has imposed additional conditions to the dissertation, the a revised version of the dissertation must be reviewed and acknowledged by the responsible professor. The corresponding confirmation must be submitted to the doctoral office.

The Saxon State Library (Sächsischen Landesbibliothek - Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Dresden; SLUB) requires:

  • five bound copies (not paper-back) of the edition accepted by the doctoral committee (must be handed over to SLUB office free of charge), as well as
  • one electronic version in PDF/A format (verified error-free through Preflight)  submitted via Qucosa.

Please pay attention to SLUB's general guidlines for dissertations as well as the guidelines for submission.

Further acceptable forms of submission can be taken from § 14 of the doctorate regulations.

Clearance Certificate

For application of acceptance as a doctoral candidate as well as the opening of the doctorate procedures, you will need a confirmation (receipt) of application for a clearance certificate (‘Führungszeugnis’) to be sent to the Faculty of Computer Science in compliance with §30 (5) BZRG. The clearance certificate is valid for about 3 months and can be requested on the day that the application for acceptance as a doctorate candidate or opening of the doctorate proceedings is submitted. When requesting this certificate (e.g., at the records department, Theaterstr. 11, 01067 Dresden) the following recipient should be given:

Technische Universität Dresden
Fakultät Informatik
Dekanat/Promotionsangelegenheiten
01062 Dresden

Completed doctorates and alumni network

You can register for the alumni network for former junior researchers in Promovendus. If you do not have a ZIH login, you can also use the alumni sheet. Registration is voluntary.

We would also like to draw your attention to the general alumni network of TU Dresden.

A list of doctorates successfully concluded between 2013 and 2017 (up until 24-11-2017) can be found here.

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