Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Berlin Graduate School of Social Sciences (BGSS)

Initiation of doctoral examination process

Initiation of doctoral examination process

(Eröffnung des Promotionsverfahrens)


Submitting your dissertation and initiating the doctoral examination process

Documents needed

  • The form available at the link below
  • CV
  • Certificate of matriculation
  • Five hard-copies of your dissertation
  • List of members of the doctoral commission (supervision committee, 1 postdoc, 1 doctoral student) signed by supervisor
  • Transcript of Records with all Credit Points (can be requested at BGSS)
  • Solemn affirmation that you have not applied for a doctorate elsewhere (see link)
  • Solemn affirmation that you accept the doctoral procedures solemn affirmation (see link)

Contact Person

Frau Kerstin Ludwig

Email k.ludwig(at)

Phone 2093 66153

Georgenstr. 47, Room 133

Forms & Further Information