Links to doctorate regulations
Individual doctoral study
The individual doctorate is the classic route to a doctorate in Germany. An individual doctorate means to work on the thesis without being tied into an organized program with mandatory training elements.
At the University of Bayreuth, an individual doctorate is possible in all faculties. In addition to a generally very good degree, the other prerequisite is confirmation of supervision by one of the professors at the University.
With the individual doctorate, the doctoral candidate will be supervised by a so-called doctoral thesis supervisor, who will guide them in the writing of the doctoral thesis. Individual doctoral candidates can also become members of the University of Bayreuth Graduate School and access its support in the same was as doctoral candidates in structured programs.
The respective faculty is responsible for the doctorate. The doctoral regulations of each faculty apply.