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Bielefeld University
International Office
P.O.Box: 10 01 31
D 33501 Bielefeld


Telephone: +49 (0) 521 106-4088
Telefax: +49 (0) 521 106-6439


Program for International Doctoral Candidates

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Our warm welcome to you!

The University of Bielefeld, the International Office and PunktUm offer services for international doctoral candidates from all departments at the University of Bielefeld. We hope this gives support in your dissertation project and makes your stay more interesting and stimulating.


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Graduate and Postgraduate Researchers in Bielefeld

On these pages the Bielefeld University provides general information for Doctoral Students and Postdocs about application-procedures, financing, support services etc. You will find information aimed specifically at researchers who are already pursuing research projects at Bielefeld University or who are interested in doing so. [more...]


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How do you get a doctoral degree at Bielefeld University? (PDF)

Here you can find information which can help prepare and realize dissertation project. In the brochure you will find information on the organization of your stay, registration as a doctoral student as well as the preparation, writing, defending and publishing of a dissertation as well as information on a number of supporting institutions. [more...]


A Good Start with the Mentoring Program interKontakt

Especially for the first weeks and months of your stay in Bielefeld, we can arrange for someone to help and support you personally. The main goal of this program is that you and a more advanced doctoral candidate can visit institutions at Bielefeld University together, explore the city of Bielefeld, or get useful tips, when dealing with bureaucratic technicalities or the university system. By the way, whenever you have any questions concerning your stay or your social and financial situation, don't hesitate to ask for help and advice at the International Office. [More Informations]


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Our Cultural Program

Every semester the International Office puts together a program of cultural events for students and doctoral candidates in order to make their stay in Bielefeld more interesting and pleasant. An overview of the current offerings can be found here. We are looking forward to your visit!


Offerings by PunktUm for learning German

Graduate students enrolled in a German-language course of studies for their dissertation can ask for specific and well-directed feedback concerning their academic competence and get support in writing their dissertation in German.

Graduate students enrolled in an English-language course of studies for their dissertation can improve their German at Bielefeld University. Our general language courses range from courses for beginners up to an advanced intermediate level (European frame of reference: A1-C1). Detailed information can be found here.


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International Office
Universitätsstraße 25
33615 Bielefeld
Raum D0-120
Tel: ++49-(0)521-106-4088