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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 programmes for doctoral candidates.


Current News and Events


Die Graduiertenakademie trauert um Peter Meusburger

Die Graduiertenakademie trauert um den Ombudsmann für Doktorandinnen und Doktoranden, Prof. Dr. Peter Meusburger, der im Alter von 75 Jahren verstorben ist.

► Nachruf der Universität Heidelberg

+++ Places available +++ Workshops for Doctoral Students in February 2018!

Dear doctoral students,

In February we have places available in the following workshops:

Wie finanziere ich die Promotion?  (7. Februar 2018, 16:00–18:00) ► Registration

Konstruktiv kommunizieren – zielorientiert verhandeln (14./15. Februar 2018, 09:00 – 17:00) ► Registration



NEW – Workshop "Academic Writing in English for doctoral students", 30 January 2018

The workshop "Academic Writing in English for doctoral students" will take place on 30 January 2018 for the first time. The aim of the course is to support doctoral students who are not native speakers and who are writing their dissertation in English.



Grants for the Completion of a Doctoral Degree within the framework of the STIBET Programme (DAAD) for International Doctoral Candidates – application deadline: January 29, 2018

Within the framework of the „Stipendien- und Betreuungsprogramms (STIBET)“ of the DAAD, the University of Heidelberg will award completion grants. The funding is intended to support international doctoral candidates in the final phase of their doctoral training. Funding will be granted only for the writing process of the dissertation, which has to be completed and submitted at the end of the funding period. The fellowships are 600 € per month and are limited to a time period of 5 months. Please note that this funding is tied to the financial year 2018.

More information:

Teaching Assistantships within the framework of the STIBET Programme (DAAD) – application deadline: January 29, 2018

Within the „Stipendien- und Betreuungsprogramm“ (STIBET) by the DAAD, the University of Heidelberg will establish three Teaching Assistantships for the year 2018. The goal of the funding is to give international doctoral candidates the opportunity to become familiar with teaching at the University of Heidelberg with the support of University professors and lecturers.

The monthly amount of max. € 400 will be paid during the sommer semester (4 months) with a contract as a research assistant (geprüfte wissenschaftliche Hilfskraft). The funds are tied to the calendar year 2018.

More information:


+++ Places available +++ Workshops for doctoral students in January 2018!

Dear doctoral students,

In January we have places available in the following workshops:

Logik und Argumentation (22 / 23 January 2017, 09:00–17:00) ► Registration


NEU – Workshop "Akademisches Schreiben auf Deutsch (für internationale Doktoranden)", 26. Januar 2018

Die Sprachberatung der Graduiertenakademie bietet ab sofort Workshops zum akademischen Schreiben auf Deutsch an. Die Kurse richten sich an Doktorandinnen und Doktoranden, die ihre Dissertation bzw. wissenschaftliche Texte auf Deutsch verfassen, deren Muttersprache aber nicht Deutsch ist.



IDK – Kick-Off Lectures Winter 2017/18

The lecture programme of the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Colloquium has begun. The talks take place on Wednesdays (once per month) at 7 pm in the Romanische Seminar, R 016 (Seminarstraße 3). All doctoral students of the Humanities and Social Sciences are cordially invited!




Seminar Programme for Transferable Skills in the Winter Semester 2017/18!

The course programme for the Winter Semester 2017/18 has been published. Registration is now open!




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