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How to apply at the Department of Spatial Planning at TU Dort­mund - Step by Step:

Have you finished your studies and want to start a doctoral degree at the Department of Spatial Planning? There are several steps to keep in mind.

The PhD process isn´t provided by TU Dort­mund itself and there is no central admissions office for the uni­ver­si­ty. Instead all departments at the TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity organize the PhD process individually, regulate the admissions processes and take care of their doctoral candidates.

The most im­por­tant in­for­mation is as follows:

Step 1: Supervision Acceptance

To achieve a doctoral degree you need a supervisor who advises and supports you in choosing the theme and methodology, proj­ect planning and individual advanced train­ing. The Supervision Acceptance is a written confirmation from a professor who agrees to mentor you during the PhD Procedure.

To obtain Supervision Acceptance and start the PhD Procedure, you have to ask a potential supervisor on your own. The supervisor has to be a member of the Department of Spatial Planning.

Step 2: Application for "Admission to the PhD procedure"

International applicants: Please attach the transcripts of your German or English lan­guage classes to your application

What should I prepare?

  • Choice of Doctoral Degree (i.e. Dr.-Ing. or Dr. rer. pol.)
  • Topic of your Dissertation
  • Abstracts, description of your methodology and process sheet
  • A Supervision Acceptance by a member of the Department of Spatial Planning
  • Proof of fulfilled admission requirements according to § 4 PromO in particular: Certified copies of your Uni­ver­sity Degree Certificate and your Higher Education Entrance Qualification
  • Curriculum vitae in tabular form
  • Your decision whether your dissertation is published as a manuscript or at least as three articles in scientific journals (cumulative dissertation)
  • Copy of your Identity Card

Step 3: Matriculation for a PhD at the TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity

Documents to be submitted

Students sit in a lecture hall. © Oliver Schaper​/​TU Dort­mund

Postal/Street Address

Postal Address

TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity
Department of Spatial Planning
PhD Committee
44221 Dort­mund

Phone: 0049 231 755-2238
Fax: 0049 231 755-2620
E-mail: proma.rptu-dortmundde

Street Address

Au­gust-Schmidt-Straße 10
44227 Dort­mund
South Cam­pus, Building III, Room 3.212