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Contact point for questions concerning the doctorate

Personal advice

The decision to do a doctorate and its preparation can present you with a multitude of personal and formal questions. The Graduate Center TU Dortmund is happy to support you in this process. We provide information and support you in your decision-making process and your individual career planning.

Contact persons at the Graduate Center

Would you like to make an appointment for a consultation or decision-coaching with us? Send us an e-mail to graduiertenzentrumtu-dortmundde!

Personal 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. Individual advice can help you to create a better basis of information and to gain more clarity about your own goals.

We often provide advice on the following contents:

  • 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
  • transferable skills training

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 ourselves, we will be happy to put you in touch with suitable service points or research institutions at TU Dortmund University.

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

Further services for prospective doctoral researchers