Legal background

Master degrees from universities and universities of applied sciences were put on a par in relation to admission to doctorates in the course of the Bologna Process. Thus, students who have obtained a master‘s degree at a university of applied sciences principally have the requirements for admission to a doctorate procedure at a university. 

  • Master’s degrees from universities and universities of applied sciences principally qualify for doctorate studies according to the resolution reached at the Minister of Education Conference on 05.03.1999.
  • According to the Bavarian Higher Education Act (BayHSchG of 23. May 2006 Extract. IV Art. 64 I S2 No.5) a master’s degree "from a university or technical college" is a requirement for admission to a doctorate. 

In practice, there are differences between the admission requirements of individual universities and faculties. These are defined by the regulations for the award of doctoral degrees. 

Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt does not have the right to award doctorates itself. Thus a doctorate always takes place in cooperation with a university. You can find further information under "cooperative doctorate process".


Graduate Center

Head of administration Graduate Center
Astrid Moser
Phone: +49 841 9348-6456
Room: P207