Your Registration with the Center for Doctoral Studies (CDS)
You can register with the CDS as soon as you have received your confirmation of supervision from your professor and belong to one of the following target groups:
- All doctoral candidates in Faculties 1 through 8
- Doctoral candidates in Faculty 10, pursuing the degrees "Dr. rer. medic." or "Dr. nat. med."
- Participants of the TANDEMmed mentoring program
- Participants in the structured RWTH Aachen doctoral program / Graduate Schools
- Doctoral candidates from other universities, who are working at Forschungszentrum Jülich
Please register using the links before and fill out our CDS registration form.
Have your supervisor sign your CDS registration form and submit it to the CDS office either by scanning it and sending it via email or mailing it to us.
If you would like to submit the form in person, you can reach us in person Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 2:30pm in the former Couvengymnasium, Kármánstraße 17/19, room U 101. The entrance is to the left of the main entrance.
You will receive a confirmation email once we have processed your registration.
Registration with the CDS has no influence on your acceptance to the doctoral studies program; this is determined by the respective faculty. The CDS expects you to complete your doctoral dissertation in due course.
If you need a confirmation of your CDS registration to register for doctoral studies, please contact the CDS office. let us know if you need the confirmation via email or mail and to whom it should be addressed, e.g. your Faculty's examination office or your private address. We will then send you the registration confirmation as specified.
CDS Mailing List
To keep you up to date, we regularly send you:
- Information on CDS events (free seminar places, short-term changes, additional offers)
- General information and advice for doctoral candidates (scholarships, summer schools, continuing education opportunities)
Cancelling Your CDS Membership
If you are no longer pursuing doctoral studies at RWTH Aachen, either because you have discontinued your studies, completed your doctoral studies without the doctoral supplement, or are completing your doctoral studies at another university, please cancel your membership with CDS. To do so, simply send us an email. If you have requested the doctoral supplement upong completion of your doctorate, your membership will automatically be cancelled.