1. Obtain supervision commitment
All future doctoral candidates must obtain a written confirmation of supervision from the supervisor.
(cf. doctoral regulations § 7 (1))
2. Registration / enrollment online
Online registration is obligatory for a doctorate at the TU Darmstadt; enrollment as a doctoral student is voluntary. Both options are possible all year round without deadlines. In order to register online, you first need the department's confirmation of supervision.
The selection of the online portal depends on the country of your university entrance qualification (HZB).
Please go through the application process in the respective portal. Do not be confused by the term “application/online application”; for technical reasons, this term is used for both registration and enrollment as a doctoral student.
University entrance qualification from Germany: TUCaN
University entrance qualification from abroad: movein
3. After registration in the online portal
After completing the online application, an application for registration / enrollment is generated in the portal. Please submit this to the departmental office of the Department of History and Social Sciences together with the documents for the application for acceptance as a doctoral candidate.
General information on doctoral studies
Details on registration/enrollment
FAQ about the doctorate