Awarded by the Faculty, the habilitation is a higher education diploma which allows the candidate to teach in the field at the University level. People who have a habilitation are can use the title of Privat-docent.

The habilitation candidate must have a doctorate. The habilitation procedure is described in the Habilitation regulation.

The habilitation diploma is awarded at the graduation ceremony of Masters, doctorates, and habilitations.