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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.


HGGS Membership and DAAD-GSSP Scholarships
January 25, 2020; March 15, 2020
Call for Applications: HGGS Membership and DAAD-GSSP Scholarships
Deadlines: 25-01-2020 (DAAD-GSSP) / 15-03-2020 (HGGS Membership)
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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

Office Hours INF

Our office hours in Neuenheimer Feld will begin again on Wednesday, January 15, 2020.



Primers for PreDocs Winter 2019/20 – new program for the winter semester online

The new “Primers for PreDocs” program for the winter semester 2019/20 is online! Whether it is „Project Management“, „Critical Thinking“ or „Scientific Writing“ – in order to manage your PhD you don’t just need competences in your field of research but also other relevant skills. In our lecture series several speakers talk about these and other aspects in short lectures. A short reception after the talks will give you the opportunity to discuss with the speakers.

We look forward to seeing you at our lectures: every Wednesday from 1 pm at the HCA, Stucco room, Hauptstraße 120, 69117 Heidelberg. Make sure to register today on our website.

More information:
► Primers for PreDocs: program and lectures series


+++ Last places available +++ Seminar program January 2020!

Dear doctoral candidates,

In January 2020 we still have a small number of places available in the following workshop:

Krisenmanagement in der Promotion (January 15, 2020) Registration


Register today! We look forward to seeing you!

More information:
► Workshop program winter semester 2019/20
Phone: +49 6221 / 54 - 19769


+++ Workshop "Academic writing in English for doctoral students" on February 13 +++

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

February 13, 3–6 pm, Universitätsverwaltung, Seminarstraße 2, room 340.

Registration and contact:


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


E-Learning Courses in fall/winter 2019/2020 – Registration is now open!

This winter semester 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

More information:
► Flyer E-Learning Courses Adobe



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