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Promotion at the Heidelberg University of Jewish Studies

The University of Jewish Studies offers the opportunity to enrol for a doctorate and obtain the academic degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
A dissertation in the field of Jewish Studies is an obvious choice due to the wide range of subjects offered at the Heidelberg University of Jewish Studies. The prerequisite is a completed Master's degree with Jewish Studies as the main subject, an equivalent degree from the Heidelberg University of Jewish Studies, another academic university or a rabbinate examination completed at an academic university with a standard period of study of at least four years.

The oral examination, which follows the acceptance of the dissertation, can be taken as an exam rigorosum or by disputation.

For further questions, please refer to the currently valid doctoral degree regulations below as well as the additional notes and information in the "Application for acceptance as a doctoral candidate". You are also welcome to contact the Examinations Office.

Information on doctoral studies at Heidelberg University

Zitat Promotion

As a member of staff and doctoral student at the School of Jewish Studies, I experience this place as my second home. My colleagues are like a second family to me. I particularly enjoy the moments when I relax with a cup of hot coffee from our canteen in the greenery of the inner courtyard and let the inspiring surroundings take effect on me.

Qeto, Research Assistant & Doctoral Student
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