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Doctoral studies

Enrolment in 5 steps

These instructions describe the enrolment process for admitted Doctoral Studies/Ph.D. Students with a German university entrance qualification. If you are already enroled at Göttingen, you can have your course of study changed at the Office of Student Affairs after receiving your "acceptance as a doctoral student" (Step 1).

Paperless enrolment
Please send us your documents as digital copies. The data formats pdf, jpg, tiff, doc and docx will be accepted.

Applying to the faculty

As a doctoral student, you can enrol if you have a written statement from the dean of your faculty on your acceptance as a doctoral student as well as the confirmation from your doctoral advisor. Details on the formal admission prerequisites can be found in the doctoral regulations of the faculties.

Online enrolment

The enrolment process at the University of Göttingen is via an online form.

Sending in your documents

After you have entered your data, you will receive a registration number and a form to print out and sign. The form contains a list of documents which you will need to send to us. Make a digital copy of each document including the original form and send them to

Transfer of semester fees

When uploading your documents, please also transfer the semester fees to the University. Your registration will only be finalised upon receipt of your payment. Please note: do not forget to state your application number and name in the transfer order.

Payment by transfer

Please transfer the semester fees in due time to the university bank account.

Payee („Empfänger”): Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

Account with Nord/LB Hannover
Friedrichswall 10
30159 Hannover

IBAN DE57 2505 0000 0199 9537 04

Reference ("Verwendungszweck")
Please enter the following information into the "reference" field:

  • Registration number
  • Full name
  • The semester of reference (e.g. winter semester 20xy)

Confirmation from the university

A confirmation (preliminary student identification, certificate of enrolment, etc.) will be sent to you automatically.