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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


Walk-in 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.

Please wear a mask at all times in the building.


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Welcome to the Graduate Academy

  • Doctoral Training in Heidelberg
    We provide information about the academic prerequisites for doctoral training in Heidelberg, the steps necessary for beginning your training, 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 training.

  • 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 training.

  • 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.


Current News and Events

Only in German – Stellenausschreibung – Geprüfte wiss. Hilfskraft im Bereich Seminarprogramm Zusatzqualifikationen

Die Graduiertenakademie sucht für den Bereich Seminarprogramm Zusatzqualifikationen eine GEPRÜFTE WISSENSCHAFTLICHE HILFSKRAFT (M.A.-Abschluss) für 30 Stunden / Monat.

Bewerbungsschluss: 10.02.2023

Weitere Informationen:
► Ausschreibung Graduiertenakademie – Hilfskraft Seminarprogramm Zusatzqualifikationen  Adobe

Co-working and event spaces in the Käthe Leichter Forum (INF 370)

The new co-working and event spaces in the Käthe Leichter Forum (INF 370) are now available for reservation to doctoral candidates and employees of Heidelberg University. For more information on the Käthe Leichter Forum, the coworking and event spaces and reservation procedures please see the following webpages:

Käthe Leichter Forum
Co-working and event spaces in the Käthe Leichter Forum

NEW!! Seminar Program 2023-I and database

Our new seminar program for the first half of 2023 is now available. We are happy to present our new course database: Please use your Uni ID to access the new database and to register for our courses (from January 2023).

More information:

► Seminar Program of the Graduate Academy


Solidarity with Ukraine – Information on support and offers of assistance

The Graduate Academy shares Heidelberg University's position on the conflict in Ukraine. Standing alongside the Ukrainian people, we condemn all forms of violations of international law, aggression and armed conflict and we advocate for peaceful coexistence.

The statement and information about ways to show support are available on the website of the University of Heidelberg:

In addition, the city of Heidelberg has set up a webpage presenting offers of assistance for refugees from Ukraine:

If you have any questions, suggestions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Further information
► Solidarity with Ukraine – Information on support and offers of assistance



Open office hours in the Graduate Academy Service Point!

We are pleased to offer our walk-in office hours once again in the Service Point.

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 note that 3G rules apply to your stay in the building. Please have your proof (proof of vaccination, proof of recovery or a current negative test result) ready. You must wear a medical mask 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!


#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 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


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



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Latest Revision: 2023-02-03
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