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Contact point for (prospective) doctoral researchers

Advice & Counseling

Are you considering to pursue a doctorate at TU Dortmund University? The Graduate Center provides advice and counseling for prospective doctoral researchers.

Contact persons at the Graduate Center

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

Advice & Counseling

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.)
  • Application and supervision
  • Financing your doctorate
  • Career planning inside and outside academia
  • Scholarships: information and editing of your application
  • Project planning and management of a doctorate

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. 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