Doctoral Studies at HWR Berlin

HWR Berlin advises interested graduates about the possible ways to conduct doctoral studies and supports them until the end of their dissertations.

Graduates of universities of applied sciences are eligible to begin doctoral studies under certain conditions. The introduction of Master’s degree programmes has made admission to doctoral studies a clearer process: the Berlin Higher Education Act stipulates that the successful completion of a Master's degree at a university or at a specialist university of applied sciences is a prerequisite for doctoral studies admission.
Please note: doctoral studies can only be conducted in cooperation with a university. The right to award doctoral degrees remains the exclusive and reserved right of universities and of equivalent institutions of higher education. In joint doctoral studies programmes, professors at HWR Berlin are appointed as secondary examiners.

The Path to Doctoral Studies

Advice and Support

The Promotionskolleg: the HWR Berlin Doctoral Studies Course