The Department of Computer Science awards the academic degree of a
Doctor of Engineering (Dr.-Ing.) or a
Doctor of Natural Sciences (Dr. rer. nat).
The title Dr.-Ing. is awarded upon the completion of a thesis which consists mainly of scientific engineering knowledge within the field of informatics.
The title Dr. rer. nat. is awarded upon the completion of a thesis which consists mainly of theoretical scientific knowledge within the field of informatics.
Forms and Regulations
It is highly recommended to start the process of admission already before or at the latest with the beginning of the work for the planned dissertation.
Please hand in a printout of your registration or enrolment together with the documents for the Departmental Doctoral Admissions Commitee. Depending on your University Entrance Qualification and Degree, you have to register or enrol via TUCan or MoveIn. Further information can be found at the University´s central websites.
- Application for Initiation
- Declaration to the Initiation of the Doctoral Procedure
- Payment of Study Fee
- General Doctoral Regulations of the TU Darmstadt | 8th Amendment from 1 March 2018 (PDF, in German only)
- Specific Regulations of the Department of Computer Science, as of 1 December 2019 (PDF S. 6-8, in German only)
Further information (in German only)
Notification regarding audio/video recordings of public thesis defences:
The Dean points out that audio or video recordings of public thesis defences at the Department of Computer Science are only allowed if all the attendees explicitly agree to the recordings.
This means that such recordings are generally prohibited due to violation of personality rights.
Secret recordings are punishable in reference to § 201 StGB.
Ingenium – Young Researchers at TU Darmstadt
Ingenium – Young Researchers at TU Darmstadt is the umbrella organisation for promoting early career researchers. Together with Departments, Graduate Schools, and Research Training Groups, Ingenium promotes and qualifies early career researchers at TU Darmstadt for both academic and non-academic careers.