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Doctoral Regulations

The current doctoral regulations of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Cologne were published on March 12, 2020. Doctoral students who registered at the University of Cologne before the new regulations came into effect can change to the new regulations upon written request.

The University of Cologne's guidelines on good academic practice and dealing with academic misconduct are based on the recommendations of the Committee of Academic Self-Regulation (“Selbstkontrolle in der Wissenschaft”) of the German Research Foundation (“Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft”, DFG) and those of the German Rectors' Conference (“Hochschulrektorenkonferenz”, HRK) with regard to the management of academic misconduct.

The doctoral regulations as well as the guidelines on good academic practice can be downloaded in our download section.