Welcome to the Graduate Academy
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
Primers for PreDocs – Strategies for a successful doctorate – to be continued
Many thanks to all lecturers and participants who made a success of our lecture series "Primers for PreDocs" in the summer semester 2019. We look forward to continuing the series in the winter semester 2019/20 with new and exciting topics. The new program will be out in October 2019.
Seminar Program Winter 2019/20
Dear doctoral candidates,
the new seminar program for the winter semester 2019/20 will be out on September 15. The registration for the German language course will open the same day.
+++ Workshop-Reihe "Akademisches Schreiben auf Deutsch (für internationale Doktoranden)" am 27. September +++
Der nächste Workshop zum Thema "Akademisches Schreiben auf Deutsch (für internationale Doktoranden)" findet am
27. September 2019 von 15–17 Uhr statt. Der Raum wird noch bekannt gegeben
Mehr Informationen und Kontakt:
+++ Workshop "Academic writing in English for doctoral students" on September 19, 2019 +++
The next workshop on "Academic Writing in English for doctoral students" will take place on
September 19, 2019, 3–6 pm, room 235, Universitätsverwaltung, Seminarstraße 2.
Registration and contact:
National Academics Panel Study (Nacaps): Announcement of a Doctoral Survey of Heidelberg University and DZHW
Heidelberg University and the German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies (DZHW) will be soon conducting a joint survey on doctoral conditions and plans for the professional future as well as the general personal circumstances of doctoral candidates and doctorate holders. For more informatione please see:[more]
Information by the rectorate and the Doctoral Students's Office:
Dear doctoral students,
Heidelberg University and the German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies (DZHW) will be soon conducting a joint survey on doctoral conditions and plans for the professional future as well as the general personal circumstances of doctoral candidates and doctorate holders.
It is the first survey of the National Academics Panel Study (Nacaps), a longitudinal study about doctoral candidates and doctorate holders (www.nacaps.de). You can find further information, as well as good reasons to participate, on the project homepage at www.nacaps.de/teilnahme.
You will shortly receive an email from us with an invitation to take part in this online survey. We cordially invite you to participate in this scientific study. Only if as many doctoral candidates and doctorate holders as possible take part in the survey, it will be possible to gain a representative picture of the doctoral conditions specifically at Heidelberg University and in Germany in general.
If you have any questions about the study, please get in touch directly with the following Nacaps staff members:
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Bernhard Eitel, Rector of Heidelberg University
Anke Roesel, Head of Doctoral Students‘ Office of Heidelberg University
E-Learning Courses in the summer semester 2019 – Registration is now open!
This summer we are offering a wide range of E-Learning courses - please register on our website, if you are interested in obtaining a license for any of these courses![more]