Information for Change of the Regulations for the Award of Doctoral Degrees


In general, the new Regulations for the Award of Doctoral Degrees and the new TUM-GS Statutory Regulations effective October 1st 2021 apply to all doctoral candidates at TUM.  However, some paragraphs are excluded. Therefore, please check the closing remarks in §29 (Regulations Doctoral Degrees) and § 19 (Statutory Regulations), which list these exceptions.

If you choose to switch into the current Regulations for the Award of Doctoral Degrees and TUM-GS Statutory Regulations, these aspects including new requirements for your doctoral program will also change. This is why you should carefully consider whether a change of regulations makes sense or could even lead to disadvantages for you.

While the given checklist can support your decision.

You can apply to change the doctoral regulations in your DocGS account under "Change doctoral criteria". The change has to be done and completed before submitting your dissertation.

Further information and FAQs can be found in the TUM-GS Wiki.