A sealed envelope (containing the reports and grades) that you will be given after the defence.
needs to be submitted to the Promotionsbüro: Based on this you will receive a certificate that you passed the Ph D exam.
The official certificate (“Promotionsurkunde”), however, will only be delivered after submitting the following documents: Either a confirmation of the supervisor that essential parts of the thesis have been or will be published in a journal or that the thesis will be distributed by a commercial publisher with a minimum circulation of 150 copies (attachment 6).
Or, if the thesis will be published for the first time, approval by the supervisor to one of three forms of publication (see attachment 7).
Before publishing a dissertation, you should inform yourself about your faculties guidelines.
This concerns all requirements particularly with regard to contents which are subject to approval for publication.This confirmation, along with the one that 5 copies have been submitted (point 4.above), accomplish the requirements for the delivery of the official Ph D certificate.The most general information on the examination board can be split up as follows: Ph D Examination Board (“Promotionskommission”): Consists of 4 members: 1. Referee (second examiner) (who in general is the chairperson of the examination board) 3. a physicist) (in general suggested by the Ph D candidate and who must be qualified as a professor (“habilitiert”) 4. To ensure a smooth and swift process, it is advisable to talk to the 1 referee of your thesis as early as possible and also let them have a version of the thesis prior to the official one they are going to get from the Promotionsbüro.Someone external to the subject (for example informatics (Prof. It may also not be easy to find a date for the exam as it involves 4 persons. Oral Exams, consisting of a) A public scientific talk with discussion (Promotionskolloquium) b) A non-public oral exam (Disputation) following the talk Both in front of the “Promotionskommission”, and both can be made in German or English.Please phone or send an e-mail for an appointment with your contact person.Depending on which regulations for doctoral dissertations are relevant to you, you have to submit 7 up to 55 copies to the Dissertation Submission Office of the University Library.Please note that in general no exams will be possible during the semester holidays! In the Promotionskolloquium the doctoral candidate presents the scientific results of his Ph D work.The length of the talk should not exceed 30 minutes.Therefore better apply for the Führungszeugnis in person. The reproduction of academic theses at the MPIf R printers is not allowed for personal use or for delivery to non-institute affiliated persons.In principle it is possible to just go there and ask for it, but if you don’t speak (enough) German it is recommended to take a filled-in but unsigned application form (“Antrag auf Ausstellung eines Führungszeugnisses”) with you. The rules of the Max Planck Society do not allow the IMPRS to cover the print of the compulsory copies for the exam committee members.