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About the Bonn Graduate Center

As the central service department for doctoral candidates at the University of Bonn, the Bonn Graduate Center can help you choose and navigate a doctoral or postdoctoral program, offer guidance on our comprehensive Doctorate Plus and Postdoc Plus training opportunities, as well as about current calls for proposals and funding and connects you with the other service facilities at the University of Bonn. Find out more about what we have to offer and get in touch with us. We look forward to hearing from you! 

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Individual Advice

The staff of the Bonn Graduate Center offers individual consultation to help you in navigating and financing your doctoral studies and planning your academic career after your doctoral training. If you have any questions during your time at the University of Bonn, please let us know. We are happy to help in any way we can. The BGC can assist you with issues such as:

  • Whether to pursue doctoral research
  • Financing your doctorate
  • What kind of program to pursue (individual or structured)
  • Early-career planning
  • How to avoid academic misconduct
  • Doubts regarding progress in your doctoral studies

Additional Qualification: Doctorate plus

Expand your academic and interdisciplinary skills with our Doctorate plus qualification program. Get to know our three career tracks.

Certificate Doctorate plus 

For your participation in our qualification workshops, you can earn the Doctorate plus certificate in one of our three career tracks.

Coaching for Doctoral Students

Are you a doctoral student at the University of Bonn, are you in a difficult situation with your doctorate and would like help and suggestions? Then take advantage of our online coaching service.

PhD Data Management and Statistics

How many doctoral students earned their doctorate last year? And what was the composition of the doctoral students at the University of Bonn? Answers to these and other questions can be found in our doctoral statistics.

Nacaps Survey

The nationwide longitudinal study Nacaps collects data on doctoral conditions and successes, career intentions and career paths as well as on the general living conditions of doctoral candidates and doctoral graduates.

Funding lines for Doctoral Researchers

From grants to attend conferences and online events, to support services for families, to graduation scholarships, we have the funding opportunities to fit your needs.

Argelander Grants for Postdocs

Our various funding lines give you the opportunity to achieve scientific independence, to raise your international profile and to expand your scientific network.   

Structured Doctoral Programs

Our programs include innovative, personalized mentoring with regular progress reviews and extensive opportunities to expand your research network.

Office of the BIGS-Association

Bonn International Graduate Schools (BIGS) enable doctoral studies in outstanding research contexts with attractive international collaborations and a tailored qualification program.


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Clara Kaminsky

Managing Director of the Bonn Graduate Center
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Eileen Bradley

Office Manager of the Bonn Graduate Center

Office Hours

Due to the current situation, consultations take place by phone or virtually. Please make an appointment for office hours:

  • Tuesdays between
    2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Arriving by Car

It is best to park in one of the parking garages in the city center and walk from there in the direction of Poppelsdorfer Allee.

The Bonn Graduate Center is located in the Argelander Competence Center in the Alte Sternwarte (Poppelsdorfer Allee 47).

For handicapped people and parents with small children, free parking is available directly behind our building at Poppelsdorfer Allee 49 after prior consultation.

Arrival by Bus and Train

Drive to Bonn main station or to the stop "Poppelsdorfer Allee". From there, simply walk in the direction of Poppelsdorfer Allee.

The Bonn Graduate Center is located in the Argelander Competence Center in the Alte Sternwarte (Poppelsdorfer Allee 47).

Also see

Considering a Doctorate

Find out what needs to be considered at the beginning of your doctorate and what funding and support options await you.

During Your Doctoral Studies

Find out more about the Argelander program for early-career researchers. We offer you orientation, qualification and support.

After Your Doctoral Studies

Learn more about the qualification opportunities and funding opportunities we can offer you after completing your doctorate.

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