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Graduate Academy Heidelberg University

Service Point Old Town (City Centre)
Seminarstr. 2
1st Floor, room 135
69117 Heidelberg

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

Office hours
Mon–Thurs: 10 am–12 pm
Mon & Wed: 1 pm–3 pm


Service Point INF
Im Neuenheimer Feld 304
Ground floor of the main cafeteria
69120 Heidelberg

Office hours
Wed: 10 am–12 pm


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


LERU Doctoral Summer School 2019
Application deadline: at the latest by 11-03-2019
CfA Applications for HGGS Membership
Application Deadline: 30-03-2019
Information Session „Welcome to Heidelberg“
Registration: 10-02-2019
REMINDER: STIBET Completion Grants - Doctoral scholarships HCTS
Application Deadline STIBET: 13-02-2019 - Application Deadline HCTS: 15-02-2019
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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 students, fellowships, doctoral programmes 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.


Current News and Events

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:


+++ Workshop "Academic writing in English for doctoral students" on February 22 +++

The next workshop on "Academic Writing in English for doctoral students" will take place on February 22, 2–5 pm at Universitätsverwaltung, Seminarstraße 2, room 235.

Please register online!

More information and contact:

+++ Places available +++ Workshop "Familie und Beruf an der Hochschule" on February 22, 2019!

Dear doctoral students,

we still have places available in our workshop:

Familie und Beruf an der Hochschule, February 22, registration

Please consult our course program, too, for more information!

► Course Program for Transferable Skills 2018/19


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Latest Revision: 2019-02-22
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