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Graduate Academy Heidelberg University

Service Point

Im Neuenheimer Feld 370
Room 3
69120 Heidelberg

Telephone Icon 17x17 +49 (0) 6221 / 54 - 19765


Office hours

Monday: 10 am to 12 pm
Tuesday: 2 pm to 4 pm
Wednesday: 10 am to 12 pm
Thursday: 10 am to 12 pm and 2 pm to 4 pm
and by appointment

Outside of our office hours you can reach us by telephone or email.

The 3G rule applies to our office hours. Please wear a mask at all times and register in the university’s check-in system after arrival.


Register here to receive regular updates about fellowships, doctoral programmes etc.


Invitation to our Science Slam – Research on Point
Event date: 10-11-2021
Podiumsdiskussion: Frau & Karriere - women@SAP
Event date: 28-10-2021
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Welcome to the Graduate Academy

  • Doctoral Studies in Heidelberg
    We provide information about the academic prerequisites for doctoral studies in Heidelberg, the steps necessary for beginning your studies, language requirements, funding and doctoral regulations.

  • News and Events
    Check our news section for updates about events for doctoral candidates, fellowships, doctoral programs etc. Stay up-to-date – subscribe to our newsletter!

  • Advising and Support
    Our service center team is happy to advise you both in the planning phase as well as during your doctoral studies.

  • Funding
    The Graduate Academy awards doctoral fellowships as well as grants for doctoral candidates and postdocs. Our service center team can also help you with your search for external funding opportunities (information about funding agencies, support with research proposals etc.).

  • Career Development
    Take part in the Graduate Academy seminar program and obtain the skills needed to begin or finish your doctoral studies.

  • International doctoral candidates
    The multilingual team in our service center can provide information about visas, residence permits, housing, and general questions about life in Heidelberg.

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 programs for doctoral candidates.

Getting Started on Your Doctorate – Reception and Information Session for Doctoral Students – October 27, 2021

Registration deadline: October 25, 2021

► More information

► Getting started - Oct. 2021 - Welcome to pursuing your PhD in Heidelberg! - presentation

Getting started Motiv 2020



Current News and Events


Information on services etc. for doctoral candidates

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Open office hours in the Graduate Academy Service Point!

We are pleased to offer our open office hours once again in the Service Point. In August and September, you will be able to drop by our office as follows:


Monday: 10 am to 12 pm
Tuesday: 2 pm to 4 pm
Wednesday: 10 am to 12 pm
Thursday: 10 am to 12 pm and 2 pm to 4 pm
and by appointment

Outside of our office hours you can reach us by telephone or email.

No appointment is necessary. Please ring the doorbell at our main entrance and be aware that you are required to wear a medical or FFP2 mask at all times while you are in the building. We also ask you to follow the appropriate hygiene guidelines and practice social distancing. Please register in the university’s check-in system after arrival.

We look forward to seeing you!



New Seminar Program 2021 is now online!

The new seminar program 2021 is now online. Registration for all courses is possible via our database. 

More information:

Seminar Program of the Graduate Academy


#Wellenbrecher – Gemeinsam gegen Covid-19!

Die Graduiertenakademie unterstützt die Kampagne #Wellenbrecher des Landes Baden-Württemberg, die dazu aufruft,  gemeinsam gegen die Ausbreitung der Corona-Pandemie zu kämpfen:

"Wir haben selbst in der Hand, wie wir durch die nächsten Monate kommen. Aber dafür braucht es Jede*n von uns. Wir sind füreinander verantwortlich. Und wir können uns gegenseitig helfen. Mit einfachen Mitteln:

  • Wir halten uns weiter an die AHA-Regeln: Abstand halten, Hygiene beachten, Alltagsmaske tragen.
  • Wir lüften in geschlossenen Räumen – auch wenn es jetzt draußen kälter wird.
  • Wir nutzen die Corona-Warn-App.
  • Wir reduzieren so weit wie möglich unsere persönlichen Treffen – auch wenn es schwer fällt. Um die Dynamik der zweiten Welle zu brechen, müssen wir unsere Kontakte um die Hälfte reduzieren. Trotzdem halten wir zusammen, wir bleiben vernetzt."

Mehr Informationen: #Wellenbrecher


Writing Contest "Super-Vision" – Congratulations to the winners!

Many thanks to everyone who participated in the first writing contest for doctoral canidates at Heidelberg University. We are very pleased to announce the awards pertaining to the Writing Contest “Super-Vision: Successful PhD Partnerships and Where to Find Them” organized by the Graduate Academy and the Heidelberg Graduate School for Social Sciences and Humanities (HGGS).

More information:

Writing Contest "Super-Vision" – announcement of the winners

New information leaflet by the Doctoral Students Convention

The team of the Doctoral Students Convention has issued a new leaflet with information about the Convention's function and services. The leaflet can be picked up at the Graduate Academy and is also available for download.

More information:
► Doctoral Students Convention leaflet (English) Adobe
► Doctoral Students Convention website


Digital services of the Graduate Academy

In order to continue providing the best possible opportunities for your career development, we have assembled a collection of online workshops and digital resources for self-study, which we will be updating continuously from now on. We also offer most of the workshops from our seminar program as online courses and we have added new modules to our e-learning program.

► Complete information about our digital program, workshop topics and various online formats and services is available online.


ZEIT Campus: Ratgeber Promotion (only in German)

Der vor kurzem erschienene Promotionsratgeber von ZEIT Campus richtet sich an Doktorandinnen und Doktoranden in allen Promotionsphasen und stellt viele Tipps für die Disseration vor. Der Ratgeber liegt kostenfrei bei der Graduiertenakademie aus und steht ansonsten auch online zum Download bereit.

Mehr Informationen:

► ZEIT Campus Ratgeber Promotion
► Online-Ausgabe – ZEIT Campus: Ratgeber Promotion Externer Inhalt Adobe


Our E-Learning program

We are offering a wide range of E-Learning courses - please register by email, if you are interested in obtaining a license for any of these courses!

Registration: Please by email to



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