Preferentially, please send us your documents by post or within the university by internal mail (also possible from University Medicine). If you wish to bring your documents personally, an appointment is needed and can be arranged by telephone or e-mail.
No official certifications are required for degrees of JGU's Faculty of Biology. For external degrees you can either send us certified copies, or only copies at first, and you will have to submit the originals at a later date. In the latter case, the acceptance as doctoral student is then subject to the condition that the originals have yet to be submitted.
In Jogustine you have to "apply" for a doctorate at Johannes Gutenberg University in order to comply with the legally required registration. When registering, you can choose between two options that cannot be changed after the registration has been sent. You can choose between
- registration and enrollment.
The option of registration and enrollment means that you can later take advantage of the JGU students' benefits (semester ticket, day care center entitlement and other discounts and benefits). Please note that the matriculation is limited in time and associated with the payment of the semester fee.
Please note that your registration as a doctoral candidate at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz will automatically end with the successful completion of the doctoral project, the termination of the doctoral project, the cancellation of the supervision or the change of university.
Step 2: Acceptance as doctoral candidate at the Faculty of BiologyPlease click button to expand or collapse content
After completing the online registration, you must print out the documents and sign your supervisor at the appropriate place. In addition, please fill out the supervision agreement (download in the right column) and have it signed by the supervisor. Then bring the application together with the documents required to check the requirements for acceptance as a doctoral candidate:
1. Registration application from Jogustine (completely filled in and signed)
2. Proof of admission requirements in accordance with § 7 (PromoO FB10 , March 2018), if applicable with a certificate of recognition of the same
3. University entrance qualification
4. Curriculum vitae and a presentation of the scientific background
5. Copy of your official photo ID
6. Declaration of ongoing or previous attempts at doctoral studies
7. Supervision agreement (completed and signed)
to the Dean's Office by post or internal mail (also possible from campus of University Medicine).
If the requirements for acceptance as a doctoral candidate are met, the Dean's Office issues a written confirmation of acceptance as a doctoral candidate. The date of the acceptance letter is the start of the doctorate. With the acceptance letter the registration and admission as a doctoral candidate is completed. If you applied for enrollment as a doctoral student when registering online, go to step 3.
Step 3 (optional): Enrollment (Immaticulation) as doctoral student at JGUPlease click button to expand or collapse content
When do I apply for admission as doctoral candidate at the Faculty of Biology?Please click button to expand or collapse content
I have acquired my degreed abroad, what do I need to do in advance of the application?Please click button to expand or collapse content
Read this if you have been admitted as doctoral candidate before April 1, 2018 Please click button to expand or collapse content