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PhD supervisor

Together, step by step into your future in research

Having a letter of acceptance of your thesis supervisor is essential in order to be able to apply for admission to studies and furthermore to be guided towards a successful graduation

To be admitted to the PhD program, you need a supervisor to take care of your dissertation at the university and to support you during your studies. The relationship between the supervisor and the PhD student plays a central role in the doctorate, in addition to the development of an independent scientific project. It is important that your supervisor is also authorized to supervise your dissertation. We have put together a list of the currently accredited supervisors for your consideration .


These two roads lead to a supervisor

There are two ways to find a supervisor:

  • You have successfully participated in a competitive selection process and your supervisor has already been determined when you register.
  • You independently sought a supervisor before registering for the course.

You can find more information about our professors and their research groups on the websites of the individual thematic programme and in the researcher profiles.


In order to initiate a supervision relation, please send a short application email (motivation, CV, 2 references and, if applicable, desired topic of the dissertation) in English to your desired supervisor.


Please note that an application for admission to doctoral studies is not possible without a signed declaration of consent from an adequate dissertation supervisor.