To register/enroll, please follow the process below.
Step 3 only applies to international doctoral candidates. “International doctoral candidates” are persons who have acquired their HZB (university entrance qualification) or master's degree abroad. Persons with foreign HZB and Master's degree at TU Darmstadt count like national doctoral candidates.
1. Confirmation of supervision of your department for you planned doctorate
At first, you need a written confirmation of supervision from your PhD supervisor for your planned doctorate.
2. Online Registration / Enrollment in TUCaN
Make your registration / enrollment via the web portal TUCaN (go to the ).
If you have already studied at TU Darmstadt, please use your TU-ID for login. Otherwise, please create a new account. After having completed the online process, an application for registration / enrollment (for national doctoral candidates) or a cover sheet (for international doctoral candidates) will be generated in the portal. Please print out the respective document.
Do not be confused by the terms “application / online application” in TUCaN; for technical reasons, these are used for both registration and enrollment.
4. Submission of Application for Admission as a doctoral candidate to the department
Please submit the following documents to your department (international doctoral candidates please only after having received feedback from Ref. VIII A, see step 3):
- Application for admission as a doctoral candidate from your department
- Written confirmation from your PhD supervisor (depending on the department already included in the application for admission)
- “Antrag Einschreibung/Registrierung (international)” (Application for enrollment/registration) generated in TUCaN with your signature
- Certificates entitling to a doctorate (for international doctoral candidates: please check with your department if necessary)
- If necessary, further documents according to the requirements of the department
Your department will inform you of the PhD Committee’s decision.
- Why do I need to register as a doctoral candidate?
- What is the difference between registration and enrolment?
- Registration / enrolment as PhD candidate with foreign university entrance qualification or foreign master
- Can I change my mind between ‘registration’ and ‘enrollment’ afterwards?
- Do I get a TU-ID as a doctoral candidate?
- Doctoral candidates: Online Registration / Enrolment in TUCaN
- Registration for courses / language courses as doctoral candidate
- Enrolment/Registration for former TU students
- Due to the imminent completion of my doctorate, I no longer wish to re-register as a student for the coming semester.