Doctoral Studies in Chemistry

Current message

The Faculty of Chemistry, like the other departments of the university, is also affected by the reduced operation for corona infection. Therefore our staff can only be reached via emergency plans.
You can best reach the dean's office by e-mail at
For our students and doctoral candidates, we are currently working on solutions for upcoming exam dates, doctorates etc. We will inform you by mail or in our StudIP group of the faculty.

The current status of resolutions and recommendations of the crisis management team for the implementation of teaching in the summer semester 2020 can be found here. The list will be updated and expanded regularly and then made available to you. The rules for a disputation in attendance can be found in the document in the right column (Rules)
We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding!

You can obtain information from the university on this topic here

During doctoral studies, the PhD students work in depth on a current research problem in chemistry under guidance of a supervisory team consisting of experienced professors. In addition, they advance their knowledge in special lectures, during conference visits, etc., where they present their research findings. PhD students benefit especially from a close link between chemistry and its related subjects as well as the Max-Planck Institutes on the Göttingen Campus. Depending on the individual focus, different doctoral study courses or programmes are available.