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Doctoral Studies programme

Your path to a doctorate

Bavaria, enrolment as a doctoral researcher is only possible for a period of up to four years. Some scholarship providers require that you be enrolled as a doctoral student.

International students interested in doctoral studies will find additional information here.

Enrollment instructions
Enrolment in your doctoral programme is the responsibility of the Student Administration Office and is carried out via CAMPUSonline. For this purpose, you will need to register online in advance in the University of Bayreuth’s doctoral student database (BayDoc).

There are a number of advantages to enrolling                                  

  • Semester ticket
  • Access to all services offered by Studentenwerk at the normal student price (cafeteria, etc.)
  • Participation in courses including sports and free language courses
  • Advantages in terms of the right of residence for non-European doctoral researchers
  • Reduced admission prices to leisure, cultural and sporting events (cinema, gym, etc.)
  • Reduced prices for software programmes and licences or media subscriptions
  • Doctoral students who are enrolled may use the University of Bayreuth’s software on their personal computers
BayDoc: Online registration for doctoral studentsHide


BayDoc is the online registration platform for doctoral students at the University of Bayreuth. It supports you through the entire doctoral phase.

The doctoral regulations of the various institutes at the University of Bayreuth require all doctoral students to register online. The registration form collects data that must be reported annually on ongoing doctoral projects at the university as required by law (HStatG).

A number of survey characteristics are recorded for doctoral researchers in ongoing doctoral processes. This data is collected via online registration.

Access to the registration platform requires a valid bt-username provided by the University of Bayreuth’s IT Service Centre. If you do not yet have a valid username, please follow the instructions on the start page for registration.


Once you have completed online registration, your request will be verified by the responsible supervisor. Under the "Download" tab in the registration platform, you will then find your Letter of Confirmation as a PDF file.

  • Form for Enrolment as Doctoral Student for Two Semesters
    Once you have registered as a doctoral student with a faculty or graduate school, please submit an application for acceptance for doctoral research to the relevant institute in a timely manner. Enrolment is only possible for a period of up to four years as provided for by Bavarian law (BayHSchG) once acceptance for doctoral research has been granted. You can be enrolled in a doctoral subject for up to one year via “Form for Enrolment as Doctoral Student for Two Semesters”. In order to remain enrolled, a confirmation of “Form for Enrolment as Doctoral Student for Eight Semesters” must then be issued by the relevant institute by the end of the second semester at the latest and submitted by you to the Student Administration Office.
  • Form for Enrolment as Doctoral Student for Eight Semesters
    If you have registered as a doctoral researcher with a faculty or graduate school and “Form for Enrolment as Doctoral Student for Eight Semesters” as described in the doctoral regulations has been granted, direct enrolment for up to four years as provided for by Bavarian law (BayHIG) is possible.


"Form for Enrolment as Doctoral Student for Eight Semesters"in the subject area of your doctorate:

CAMPUSonline: Enrolling as a doctoral studentHide

The most important steps at a glance:

  • Create a basic account via CAMPUSonline. See additional information on the enrolment process for Winter Semester or Summer Semester.
  • Provided that all documents have been submitted completely in paper form, enrolment at the University of Bayreuth can be granted.
  • Once you are enrolled, you will receive an e-mail with the necessary data for your student account in CAMPUSonline and cmlife (enrolment number, user ID and PIN code), which allow you to print out study certificates, etc. yourself.
  • You will receive your student ID card/ Student-UBT-Campus-Card by post.
De-Registration after eight semesters and requesting an extension of doctoral sutdies beyond the eight semesterHide

Enrolment automatically ends for doctoral students when the doctorate is completed; at the latest, however, it ends after four years. In accordance with these legal provisions, enrolment generally ceases for doctoral students after the end of the eight semester of their doctoral studies, and they may not renew their enrolment after this time.

Enrolment for the purpose of doctoral studies beyond the eight semester in the doctoral programme is only permissible for compelling reasons that must be related to the doctorate and must be confirmed by the relevant faculty. In addition, the enrolment period can be extended for international students if this is necessary due to residence regulations (§ 14 para 5 of the University of Bayreuth’s Enrolment Statutes).

If it is necessary for you to be enrolled for doctoral studies beyond the eight semester, please submit your request using the following form and provide the necessary documents.


Please note that these provisions only apply to enrolment for the purpose of doctoral studies, but not the doctorate itself.

Enrolment as a doctoral student does not mean that the requirements for acceptance for doctoral studies have been met. The requirements for acceptance for doctoral studies are exclusively governed by the provisions of the doctoral regulations of the respective institute.

If you have any further questions regarding enrolment, please do not hesitate to contact the Student Administration Office Team.

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