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Graduate Academy Heidelberg University

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

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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.


Travel grants (doctoral students & postdocs) funded through the Exini
Application deadlines: 20-01-2019 & 14-04-2019
Career Service Events for International Students
Dates: 27-11-2018 & 11-12-018
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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

+++ Workshop "Academic writing in English for doctoral students" on December 12, 2018 +++

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

December 12, 2018, 3–5 pm at the Mathematikon, Im Neuenheimer Feld 205, 69120 Heidelberg, 5th floor, room 12

Registration and contact:

+++ Places available +++ Workshops for doctoral students in January 2019!

Dear doctoral students,

Coming events cast their shadow before – we will be heading into the new year with a range of interesting courses! We have places available in the following courses:

Mitarbeiterführung an der Hochschule (22 / 23 January 2019, 10 am– 7 pm; 9 am–5 pm)  ► Registration

Writing your research proposal (25 January 2019, 10 am–4 pm) ► Registration

Please do not forget to consult our course program for more information!

► Course Program for Transferable Skills 2018/19

New status group and enrollment rules for doctoral students

In order to create an own status group for doctoral students at universities in Baden-Württemberg and thereby give these students a greater voice in issues affecting them at their universities, the government of Baden-Württemberg recently amended the state law governing higher education. This has resulted in the following changes for doctoral students at Heidelberg University:


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