Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research


Here you can find important links and documents how to receive a PhD at KIT and IMK. Administrative and technical hints how to prepare your PhD thesis are given in "Doctorate at IMK-TRO".

  • The KIT Doctoral Regulations of the Faculty of Physics to obtain a Doctorate in Natural Sciences (version dated March 27, 2017).

  • The participation of doctoral students in teaching has a long tradition at IMK. Further details are given in the leaflet of the director of the IMK study programme Prof. Dr. Peter Knippertz. A list of open positions for teaching for the next semesters within the IMK tutoring program can be found here.

  • Doctoral students at KIT get support by the KHYS (Karlsruher House of Young Scientists) programme. Since 01.01.2015, new doctoral students are obliged to register at KHYS under In addition KHYS provides a handbook for doctoral students ( and informs on its webpage how to conclude on a doctoral agreement.

  • Many doctoral students at the IMK make use of the offers and chances of the GRACE Graduate School of the Climate and Environment Center. Further information about the GRACE profile and the registration can be found here:

  • The Doctoral Convention of the Faculty of Physics ( is dedicated to the interests of doctoral students in physics, meteorology and geophysics. Every doctoral student enrolled at the Faculty of Physics can participate in the work of the Doctoral Convention.

  • The doctorate is completed at the Faculty of Physics with a doctoral examination. Protocols are prepared by the candidates for the following doctoral students.

  • Templates for the dissertation can be found here.