Doctoral studies leading to the degree of Dr. sc. hum.
You can apply to be admitted as a doctoral student if you have successfully completed the required pre-doctoral studies through an examination:
- a relevant master's degree program,
- a relevant course of study at a university of at least four years duration, or
- a relevant post-graduate study course following an undergraduate degree at a university or other institution of higher education with the right to confer doctorates
As a rule, proof of a written pre-doctoral thesis and an above-average degree in a degree program with usually 300 ECTS is required for admission.
Graduates with only a medical or dental state examination or internationally equivalent degrees are generally excluded from admission to the doctoral procedure Dr. sc. hum. Exceptions can be found in the doctoral regulations (Promotionsordnung) § 4.
As a rule, the doctoral thesis should comprise approximately 3 years of full-time work.
In justified cases, cumulative dissertations are possible (see implementation regulations for publication-based dissertations).
If you are accepted as a doctoral student after March 1st, 2022, participation in a structured training program is mandatory (PromO Annex 2), see
Detailed information on TAC meetings and the content of the structured program organized by the School of Translational Medicine of the Medical Faculty Mannheim (STMM) for doctoral students of Dr.sc.hum. can be found on their website: STMM.