PhD & Postdocs

Like all non-university research institutions, the Leibniz Institute for Catalysis does not have its own right to award doctoral or post-doctoral degrees. Qualification measures for young scientists are carried out in cooperation with the University of Rostock. The doctoral and habilitation regulations of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences of the University of Rostock are authoritative.

Here you will find general information on doctoral studies and habilitation at the MNF of the University of Rostock, access to the do doctoral regulations and find a guideline for doctoral studies incl. admission requirements.


Due to LIKAT's focus on the socially relevant topic of catalysis research, doctoral and post-doctoral students are given the opportunity to network within a large scientific community. The institute enables its young scientists to pursue science from basic idea to application.

At LIKAT, there is a PhD and postdoctoral representative body elected by all doctoral and postdoctoral students. They represent their interests inside and outside the institute. They are the contact persons for all student matters.

In order to enable new and interested PhD students and scientists from abroad a smooth start in Germany and at the Institute, the PhD and Postdoc Representation of LIKAT has prepared a guideline with a lot of necessary information. It contains important information about accommodation, health insurance, residence permits and much more.
To the LIKAT guideline for foreign students and scientists.