Doctoral students

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Doctoral studies in Heidelberg

Heidelberg University offers its PhD candidates a wide range of doctoral programmes with diverse levels of structuring – individual doctoral training, small and medium-sized training groups, or large Graduate Schools.



The team at the Graduate Academy Service Point provides doctoral students from all faculties of Heidelberg University with comprehensive advice and services.


The Graduate Academy assists doctoral students in their search and application for various types of funding.


The Graduate Academy of Heidelberg University offers doctoral students a seminar programme tailored to their specific needs and a wide range of further education opportunities.

International doctoral training

The Graduate Academy supports cooperation with international institutions and assists doctoral students in finding funding for research trips abroad.