Of course, you can pursue a doctorate at the University of Mannheim.

  • The legal foundation for a doctorate is established by the regulations and procedures governing the doctoral dissertation.
  • You can find further information on dissertation-related matters on the websites of the respective chairs.
  • The Graduate Program “Geld und Währung“ supports doctoral candidates before and during their doctoral studies. 
  • It is key for all prospective doctoral candidates – after in-depth reflection on what pursuing a doctoral degree entails – no later than two weeks before the meeting of the Promotion Committee at the time of the meeting of the convent to submit an applicationfor admission as a doctoral candidate
  • In order to begin the doctoral studies, an advising agreement (Betreuungsvereinbarung) must be signed between the doctoral candidate and his or her supervisor/s. Under Downloads, you can find the corresponding form in German and English, as well as FAQs on the advising agreement.

If you have any general questions on pursuing a doctoral degree, do not hesitate to contact Elke Diers from the dean's office at the Department of Law.


Elke Diers, Dipl. Verw. BW

Elke Diers, Dipl. Verw. BW

Office Clerk
University of Mannheim
Department of law
Abteilung Rechtswissenschaft
Schloss Westflügel – Room W 218
68161 Mannheim
Phone: +49 621 181–1442
Fax: +49 621 181–1318
E-mail: elke.diers
Consultation hour(s):
Consultation hours by telephone:
Mon from 9:00 a.m. to noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Tue and Wed from 9:00 a.m. – 11 a.m.