The doctoral procedure

All information on your doctoral procedure can be found in the doctoral regulations. The admission to the doctoral studies (1st phase), the opening after submission of the dissertation thesis (2nd phase) and the conclusion of your doctoral procedure are carried out by the doctoral committee. We have linked the documents to be submitted in each case for you in the form of clear handbooks with checklists below. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us at any time.


1st phase:

Procedure for admission to doctoral studies
(NEW: UPDATE September 2021)

This requires, among other things, the supervision agreement of KW (NEW: UPDATED August 2020).


2nd phase:

Expiry of the doctoral procedure with submission of the dissertation thesis
(NEW: UPDATED April 2021)


Are you interested in further information on the doctoral procedure? Below we have linked you to central pages on the topics of formalities, doctoral committee, publication of your doctoral dissertation as well as on doctorates already completed at the Faculty of Cultural Studies at Paderborn University.

We will be happy to advise you individually:

business-card image Anda-Lisa Harmening

Graduate Center of the Faculty of Arts and Humanites

Consultations for PhD-Students and Postdocs

Write email +49 5251 60-3913
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Sophie Jacobs

Dekanatsmitarbeiter/in Kulturwissenschaften

Promotionsausschuss, Habilitationen, Stipendien

Write email +49 5251 60-3955
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Prof. Dr. Heike M. Buhl

Fakultät für Kulturwissenschaften

Chair of the PhD Committee

Write email +49 5251 60-2897

Postal address

Please use the following address for mailing:

Paderborn University
Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Secretariat of the Doctoral Committee

Sophie Jacobs
Warburger Str. 100

33098 Paderborn