The implementation of a doctoral project at the Hochschule Geisenheim University is linked to a number of applications, agreements and duties.

  • An application for admission as a doctoral candidate has to be submitted to the head of the doctoral committee within a period of 6 months after beginning the doctoral project at the Hochschule Geisenheim University. Knowledge of the doctorate regulations of the Hochschule Geisenheim University (Promotionsordnung der Hochschule Geisenheim) as well as the statute of safeguarding good scientific practice and avoiding scientific misconduct (Satzung zur Sicherung guter wissenschaftlicher Praxis und Verfahrensregeln für den Umgang mit wissenschaftlichen Fehlverhalten) is essential.

  • At the same time a supervision agreement is to be concluded with the respective principal supervisor. This supervision agreement is aimed to render the relationship between the doctoral candidate and his/her supervisor transparent with respect to content and time.

  • To perform a doctorate at the Hochschule Geisenheim University the involvement of a department of a German or foreign doctorate granting university is indispensable. For that purpose only universities with which the Hochschule Geisenheim University has concluded a cooperation agreement can be considered. An early establishing contact to the university partner, who will co-supervise the doctoral project with regard to methodology and content, is advisable.

The programme of the graduate school is aimed at all phD students (internal and external). Each doctoral candidate attends three compulsory modules as well as three optional ones until completion of his/her doctoral project. After participation, a certificate will be issued. Furthermore, the participation at twelve lecture events of the graduate school until completion of the doctoral project is compulsory. Each doctoral candidate holds an introductory presentation of his doctoral project when beginning and a final presentation when his/her doctoral work ends. The offered seminars are subject to an internal quality management by the doctoral committee of the Hochschule Geisenheim University.
The doctoral candidate is committed to report once a year to the doctoral committee on the progress of his/her doctoral work.
An enrollment at the Hochschule Geisenheim University is voluntary.

Program of the Graduate School

Training program 2017 (more  to come....)

for more details contact Promotionsbuerohs-gmde


Register now for:

2017-10-24 / 2017-10-25        "Multivariate Data Analysis"

2017-11-17                             "Power Point for scientists"


Introduction to the library and its services on demand!

Contact Promotionsbuerohs-gmde


"Journal Club" next meeting to be announced.

(for more details contact Prof. Kammann, Claudia.kammannhs-gmde)


 “Chemometrics Workgroup” Meeting on demand!

(for more details check  StudIP for a research group called “Chemometrics Workgroup” or

contact Dr. Claus Patz, Claus.Patzhs-gmde)





A large number of dissertations from Geisenheim were published in the series "Geisenheimer Berichte".
Should you - as a Geisenheimer PhD student - be interested in publishing your dissertation under that label, please contact:

Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Hochschule Geisenheim -GFHG-
Andrea Wünsch
Phone: +49 6722 502 202

Office of the Graduate School
For any questions regarding registration formalities or the program of the Graduate School,
please contact:
Uta Diringer
Phone: +49 6722 502 642
E-Mail: Promotionsbuerohs-gmde

Representatives for the PhD student group in the PhD board of the HGU

Martin Pingel, Center for Applied Biology, Department of Phytomedicine -

Oliver Dörr, Center for Landscape Architecture & Urban Horticulture,
Department for Urban Horticulture and Ornamental Plant Research -




Looking for grants and financial support as a young scientist?

Check the current options:

Deadline 15th of September 2017