FÖP - Public Presentation at the Faculty

Before the end of the first year, a doctoral researcher must give a public presentation based on the research proposal: the so-called FÖP (Fakultätsöffentliche Präsentation). In some cases, the timeframe may vary (e.g. for part-time/self-funded researchers).

  1. The FÖP allows Director of Doctoral Studies to approve the continuation of your doctoral studies for the next three years.
  2. The FÖP is an opportunity to present your research projects to other members of the department, receive feedback, and engage in constructive discussion of key aspects. 

It is recommended that doctoral researchers work closely with their supervisors/ thesis advisory committees to prepare and practice for the public presentation. 

Formal requirements of public presentations:

  • Max. 10 minutes of presentation
  • 20 minutes discussion/questions
  • Presentations can be in English or German

Further information, including details of how to register and advice on how to prepare, is available at the following links: 




  • Attend at least one FÖP session before you present. Find the calendar by clicking here.
  • Practice for the FÖP by presenting at the Work-In-Progress Seminar.
  • Attend doctoral seminars to prepare your exposé and public presentation