Graduate Students

Faculty of the Department of Physiology and the CIPMM, who are internationally-renowned faculty, are directly involved in training the next generation of graduate students. An interdisciplinary program leads to a Ph.D. degree.


Das Graduiertenprogramm der Universität des Saarlandes (GradUS) -

Graduate Programm of the Saarland University


Doctorate regulation (2013): English Version, Deutsche Version 

Doctorate regulation (2007/2008): English Version, Deutsche Version

Principles of good scientific practice at the Saarland University: English Version, Deutsche Version


Rules to prevent plagiarism in dissertations starting May 2017: use iThenticate before submitting to the Dean's office. Please check official letter and talk to your supervisor (link)



Dean's office - link to information regarding all academic affairs 

Rules and regulations of the Medical School regarding PhD degrees.



Links concerning writing a thesis, the introduction, (specific) aims and the discussion (please be reminded that the links are just to give you a starting point; lots more to find in the WWW):

UNSW Sydney - Thesis structure (follow the various links from this brief and concise overview)

Universität Köln - Thesis writing suggestions

Columbia University - How to write your thesis

Exploration of Style (Academic Writing) - Introduction and Structuring a Thesis Introduction

University of Wisconsin - Writing the introduction

The Research Assistant - Specific Aims

University of Wisconsin - Thesis and Purpose statement

Oregon Health&Science University - Writing a great specific aims page

University of Florida - Thesis writing in the sciences - discussion

San Francisco Edit - Steps to writing an effective discussion

The Thesis Wisperer - How to start my discussion chapter?