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Enroling for doctoral studies

Doctoral researchers may enrol at HHU at any time and are not bound by the semester closing dates. Please enquire at the Dean's Office of the relevant faculty about the exact admission requirements, since you can only enrol after admission for doctoral studies by the respective Dean's office. You may enrol either as a doctoral researcher or as Auditing Doctoral Student (Promotionshörer) at HHU.

If you are enroled as a doctoral researcher, you have student status, accident insurance cover during your working hours at HHU and are entitled to the NRW Ticket, with which you can use all the local transport buses, trams and trains in North Rhine-Westphalia free of charge. You will receive a university identifier which allows you to access IT services at HHU (email account, literature databases etc.), you can use the specialist libraries and pay reduced student prices in the canteen. Under certain circumstances, it may be possible as a doctoral researcher to obtain cheaper cover from your health insurer. The social contribution fee for enrolment fee is currently € 314,41 per semester.

For enrolment, please register at the online portal below:

If it is no longer possible to register for the current semester using the online form, please contact the Student Service Centre at:

If you are enroled as an Auditing Doctoral Student (Promotionshörer), you are not entitled to the NRW Ticket or student prices in the canteen. Nevertheless, as "Promotionshörer" you are eligable to doctoral studies and you have accident insurance coverage during your working hours at HHU. In addition you will receive a university identifier which allows you to access IT services at HHU (email account, literature databases etc.) and can use the specialist libraries.

The enrolment fee is currently € 50 per semester.

For enrolment as an Auditing Doctoral Student (Promotionshörer), please complete the following form (print out as PDF file) and send it or hand it in together with the documents listed on the form to the Student and Examination Office.

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