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The Graduate Academy is the central coordinating body for all support services related to general advising, professional and academic development and financial assistance for doctoral candidates at Heidelberg University. On our website, you will find information about pursuing a doctoral degree at the University, about the courses offered by the Graduate Academy, about sources of funding for doctoral candidates as well as many other relevant topics.

The Graduate Academy is also the first point of contact for University professors and researchers who wish to create new training opportunities and programmes for doctoral candidates.


Current News and Events

+++ Workshop "Academic writing in English for doctoral students" on October 10, 2018 +++

The next workshop on "Academic Writing in English for doctoral students" takes place on October 10, 2018 from 3–5 pm at the  Universitätsverwaltung, Seminarstr. 2, room 235.

The aim of the course is to support doctoral students who are not native speakers and who are writing their dissertation in English. Since the English academic writing style differs significantly from the German, participants will learn about the linguistic and stylistic conventions distinct to Anglophone academic writing.

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+++ NEW +++ Seminar Program for Transferable Skills in the Winter Semester 2018/19!

The new course program for the Winter Semester 2018/19 has been published and is now open for registration!

► Course Program for Transferable Skills 2018/19


New status group and enrollment rules for doctoral students

In order to create an own status group for doctoral students at universities in Baden-Württemberg and thereby give these students a greater voice in issues affecting them at their universities, the government of Baden-Württemberg recently amended the state law governing higher education. This has resulted in the following changes for doctoral students at Heidelberg University:


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