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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

+++ Places available +++ Workshops for doctoral students in November 2018!

Dear doctoral students,

in November we have places available in the following courses:

Effective Visual Communication of Science (14./15. November, 9–17 Uhr) Registration

Wie finanziere ich die Promotion? (21. November, 16–18 Uhr) Anmeldung

Good Scientific Practice – Protecting Scientific Integrity (28. November, 9:30–17:30 Uhr; 29. November, 9:30–13:30 Uhr) Registration

Please see our course program for more information!

► Course Program for Transferable Skills 2018/19

Primers for Predocs – Lectures on "Leadership" (in German)

In our lecture series "Primers for PreDocs" several speakers talk about strategies for a successful doctorate in short lectures. A short reception after the talks will give you the opportunity to discuss with the speakers.

Next event: "Leadership", November 27, 2018, 11 am–2 pm (all lectures in German)

More information:
► Primers for Predocs


+++ Workshop "Academic writing in English for doctoral students" on November 15, 2018 +++

The next workshop on "Academic Writing in English for doctoral students" will take place on

November 15, 2018, 3–5 pm at the Universitätsverwaltung, Seminarstr. 2, room 175.

Registration and contact:

+++ 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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