At the Faculty of Sciences PhD students are awarded with the degree “Doktor der Naturwissenschaften” (Dr. rer. nat.).
Structured graduate programmes at the Faculty of Sciences:
FAU Graduate Schools
Research Training Groups (GRK) and Collaborative Research Centres (SFB) of the German Research Foundation (DFG)
- GRK 1161: Disperse Systems for Electronic Applications
- GRK 1660: Key Signals of Adaptive Immune Response
- GRK 1896: In-Situ Microscopy with Electrons, X-rays and Scanning Probes
- GRK 1910: Medicinal Chemistry of Selective GPCR Ligands
- GRK 1962: Dynamic Interactions at Biological Membranes – From Single Molecules to Tissue
- GRK 2162: Neurodevelopment and CNS vulnerability
- GRK 2339: Interfaces, Complex Structures, and Singular Limits
- GRK of SFB 643: Strategies of cellular immune intervention
- GRK of SFB 796: Erlangen School of Molecular Communication
- GRK of SFB 1181: Checkpoints for Resolution of Inflammation
- GRK of SFB / Transregio 130: B cells: Immunity and Autoimmunity
- GRK of SFB / Transregio 154: Mathematical Modelling, Simulation and Optimisation Using the Example of Gas Networks
International Graduate Schools of the Elite Network of Bavaria
Doctoral degree regulations
In January 2013, FAU passed general degree regulations which are valid for doctoral degrees at the Faculty of Sciences, too.
Information on doctoral degree regulations during the Corona pandemic
A request to conduct the oral doctoral examination by videoconference must be submitted no later than 14 days before the scheduled examination.
- Implementation Provisions of Coronavirus Regulations at the Faculty of Sciences (in English)
- Declaration about video conference (in German/English) – Attention: Oral exams will be conducted in attendance again from December 1st, 2022. See the German website for details.