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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


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Young Investigators’ Research Day (YIRD) 2019
Abstract Deadline: 12-08-2019 / Registration Deadline: 30-08-2019
Einladung zur Teilnahme an Heidelberger Schlafstudie
Erhebungszeitraum: 22.07.–02.09.2019
Call for Applications - Trifels Summer School: "Big Global Challenges and Systems Thinking“
Application deadline: 19-08-2019 / Date of event: 02 to 06-09-2019
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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

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.

More information:

► Flyer Primers for PreDocs – Program Summer 2019 (PDF)
► Events and lectures by the Graduate Academy

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:



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!




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