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The Leipzig School of Human Origins

c/o Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Deutscher Platz 6
04103 Leipzig
Germany

phone: +49 (0) 341 3550 122
fax: +49 (0) 341 3550 119
e-mail: leipzig-school@[>>> Please remove the brackets! <<<]eva.mpg.de


Degree

General information

The typical duration of a PhD thesis at the IMPRS "The Leipzig School of Human Origins" (IMPRS LSHO) is 3 to 5 years. PhD students will typically obtain their degree from the University of Leipzig. They then need to be enrolled in the list of doctoral candidates of the

  1. Faculty of Life Sciences OR
  2. Medical Faculty OR
  3. Faculty of Computer Sciences OR
  4. Faculty of Education.

Under some circumstances, PhD students may be registered at and obtain their degree through another university. In this case the PhD regulations of this other university apply.

PhD regulations of the faculties at the University of Leipzig

(1) Faculty of Life Sciences

  • PhD regulations in [English] and [German]
  • Application for enrolment in the list of doctoral candidates [German]
    (Please mind that at this Faculty you need to be enrolled in the list of doctoral candidates two years before you submit your dissertation.)
  • Guidelines for submitting the thesis, thesis defence etc. in [English] and [German]
  • See also: Faculty of Life Sciences website

(2) Medical Faculty

  • PhD regulations (German only) [pdf]
  • Application for enrolment in the list of doctoral candidates (German only) [pdf]

(3) Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Sciences

  • PhD regulations (German only) [pdf]
  • Application for enrolment in the list of doctoral candidates (German only) [pdf]

(4) Faculty of Education

  • PhD regulations (German only) [pdf]

PhD regulations at the University of Leiden

(1) Faculty of Archaeology

  • PhD regulations in [English]
  • More information can be found [here]

Registration at the University of Leipzig

For PhD students it is possible - but not mandatory - to register as a student at the University of Leipzig (UL). PhD students who register at the UL have to pay a semester fee of currently 236.50 Euros per semester and an additional amount of 10 Euros as a deposit for the student card. The latter is a one time payment. Please check out the following links including more detailed information:

Universität Leipzig: UniCard

To be registered as a PhD student at the UL your application must contain a comprehensive account of your previous school and university education. All certificates must be submitted as authenticated copies in both the original language and in German, English or French. Your application must include the following: 1) the topic of your doctoral thesis, 2) supervisor's declaration and 3) a proof of financing. More information regarding the enrolment as a PhD student at UL and the contact information for Susanne Gebhardt (Doctoral Programmes Officer, UL) and Betina Sedlaczek (International Studies Officer) can be found at:

Universität Leipzig: Guidance and Organisation
Universität Leipzig: Opportunities for Doctoral Research

If you have questions or need help with the enrolment procedure, please contact Susanne Gebhardt or Betina Sedlaczek, or contact us via leipzig-school@[>>> Please remove the brackets! <<<]eva.mpg.de.