At the Karlsruhe University of Education, there are two types of doctoral degrees. A doctoral dissertation in Education or the teaching methodology of a school subject can lead to the degree of Dr. pead. A dissertation in other fields can lead to the degree of Dr. phil.
The admission requirements are an initial degree from a degree course with a standard length of at least eight semesters or a post-graduate course from a University of Education. In both cases, an above-average all-over mark is required; the marks 1 (very good) and 2 (good) are considered above average.
Degrees from foreign universities must be considered equivalent to the required degree level from a German university.
Admission as a Doctoral Candidate
If the admission requirements are fulfilled, an application can be made to the Faculty responsible for the subject of the proposed dissertation. The Board of that Faculty (Fakultätsrat) makes the decision on admission.
The Karlsruhe University of Education has the power to grant independently the German post-doctoral qualification called "Habilitation". The "Habilitation" recognizes the ability to conduct research and teach at the tertiary level in a particular subject or subject area.
A candidate may be admitted to the post-doctoral level who
Admission as Post-Doctoral Candidate
The request to be admitted as a post-doctoral candidate is made in writing to the Dean of the Faculty responsible for the subject of the proposed post-doctoral project.