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Contact point for (prospective) doctoral researchers

Personal advice

The Graduate Center is the central point of contact and advice for all questions concerning doctoral studies. You are welcome to contact us with your concerns regarding the general conditions of your doctoral project.

Contact persons at the Graduate Center

If you would like to make an appointment for a consultation or a coaching session, please contact us via  graduiertenzentrumtu-dortmundde!

Individual advice

From the initial consideration of pursuing your own doctoral project to the choice of career path after the successful disputation: the doctorate is a phase in which you make important decisions and set the course for your own future. An individual consultation can help to create a better basis of information and to gain more clarity about your goals.

We often provide advice on the following topics:

  • Administrative matters (registration, regulations, etc.)
  • Stays abroad: Planning and financing
  • Application and supervision
  • Financing your doctorate
  • Career planning inside and outside academia
  • Conflicts in the work environment
  • Scholarships: information and editing of your application
  • Project planning and management of a doctorate
  • Interdisciplinary qualification

You can contact us with all your questions. If we cannot help you with your request, we will be happy to refer you to the appropriate service point at TU Dortmund University.

Coaching: Support in the decision-making process

Deciding whether to begin a doctorate is not always easy. Sometimes even a job offer might raise the question whether you should complete the doctorate.

The Graduate Center therefore offers coaching for (prospective) doctoral researchers. Professional coaching helps you to reflect on your personal goals and preferences. In this way, you can develop strategies to achieve your goals and create the basis for a well-founded decision.

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Further contact persons

If we are unable to help with a question, we will be happy to put you in touch with suitable service points or research institutions at TU Dortmund University.

Important counseling services for doctoral researchers at TU Dortmund University are, for example:

Further services for doctoral researchers