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International doctoral researchers

The Graduate Center supports international doctoral researchers by offering professional advice, transferable skills training, and networking opportunities. It also offers a platform to make many other programs for internationals within the TU Dortmund University visible to incoming doctoral researchers.

International doctoral researchers not only have to successfully complete the doctorate itself, they also face additional challenges. The TU Dortmund University supports them in a variety of ways – whether it is travel, building a social network, or an English-language qualification.

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Services of the Graduate Center

The Graduate Center supports international doctoral researchers by providing English-language services for advice, transferable skills training, and networking.

  • Advice: From preparing for your doctorate to planning your career after graduating – of course, we can also provide all our advice in English. We focus on the needs of international doctoral researchers, and provide insights into the special features of the German academic and doctoral system.
  • Transferable skills training: About half of the workshops for transferable skills training in the Graduate Center are held in English. The trainers are generally internationally experienced and address the specific challenges of international doctoral researchers.
  • Networking: We regularly organize networking formats such as DocDay or DocNet in English. An important concern of the Graduate Center is to bring together international and German doctoral researchers in these formats and thus promote a common community on campus.

International Office

The International Office supports international students and international doctoral researchers with a wide range of services:

For the start of your doctorate

During the doctorate

Further services for prospective doctoral researchers