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Welcome to the Graduate Portal



Here you will find all offers and information on the topic of doctorate/Phd studies.

The performance of Bielefeld University is shaped by its Researchers at all career levels. The University therefore sees the promotion of academic careers as a strategically important, future-oriented and sustainable task. That is why we strive to offer you an inspiring and infrastructurally optimal environment during your doctorate/Phd studies. We have a comprehensive range of information, advice and support services for you, which focus on the specific challenges of the respective career stage as well as possibilities for funding and employment. We support you in dealing with your individual development options within the science system, but also in the economy and society.

Events and announcements

Career guidance week

04-08 December 2023

Dissertation prize 2023

As in previous years, the Bielefeld University Society will again award prizes for outstanding doctoral theses (final grade summa cum laude) in 2023.

Proposals must be submitted to the SL Department by 30 November 2023 at the latest (cut-off deadline).

Good to know. Onboarding for Researchers at Bielefeld University
Various dates

Future Ukraine: Research scholarships for Ukrainian Master's students and researchers

Read more about the DAAD [German Academic Exchange Service] programme here.

Call for applications: DAAD [German Academic Exchange Service] Postdoctoral Fellows at Johns Hopkins SAIS, Washington, DC

The Paul H. Nitze School for Advanced International Studies (SAIS) is pleased to announce the opportunity for outstanding scholars to conduct research in Washington, D.C., on "The United States, Europe, and World Order." During the academic year 2024-2025 up to two post-doctoral fellowships will be awarded for a ten (10) month period from September 1, 2024 to June 30, 2025 (More information).


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