Welcome to the university of Bonn

Welcome Event 2021 for Doctoral Students

The Bonn Graduate Center and the International Office would like to
warmly welcome all new and other interested doctoral students to
the University of Bonn.

The virtual networking event aims to inform you about the numerous support offerings at the university and put you in touch with your German and international colleagues.

Online event

Wednesday, December 1, 2021
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Please note: Prior registration by November 30 is required!

© Bonn Graduate Center

Why participate?

  • Learn about the Argelander Program
    Introduction of the Argelander Program for Early-Career Researchers. The program is designed to help you reach your goals within or outside academia. Through a combination of in-depth training, personalized guidance and financial support, we will help you develop as an independent researcher and pursue your own ideas.
  • Get to know the comprehensive support available at the Argelander Competence Center
    Meet the support structures for early-career researchers at the University of Bonn which are part of the Argelander Competence Center. Various institutions will be available to answer your questions and concerns in an virtual information fair (see support structures below).
  • Interact with other doctoral students
    Get to know many other doctoral students and share experiences and ideas!

Find out about the attending support structures of the University of Bonn

The Bonn Center for University Teaching55 offers individual and systematic (certified) training in higher education didactics and provides advice on classroom, online and hybrid teaching.

The Bonn Graduate Center6 is the central point of contact for all non-academic issues regarding doctoral research in Bonn such as individual consultations, skills and training program “Doctorate plus”, funding opportunities, coaching and “E-Trainings” as well as good scientific practice.

Healthy Campus Bonn7 aims to establish healthy study and working conditions at the University of Bonn and offers various health-related services for all university target groups. For doctoral students, Healthy Campus Bonn, in cooperation with the Bonn Graduate Center and the Techniker Krankenkasse, offers a workshop "stressmanagement for doctoral researchers" consisting of five seminar units, which is specifically designed to tailor the special needs and demands associated with the working situation of doctoral students. This workshop is part of the „doctorate plus certificate“ and is offered each semester.

The International Office2 is the central contact point for students and researchers from abroad – before, while and after their time spent at the university and coordinates offers regarding the cultural integration of international students and doctoral students, enabling their academic success.

The Office of Family Services8 supports employees and students in family issues. We give individual and confidential advice on the following topics: Maternity leave and parental leave, childcare, benefits for families, eldercare.

The Research Data Service Center9 supports RDM throughout the entire research process – from research project planning and application filing to the publication and archiving of research data. The Service Point provides advice and designs basic, general RDM services for academics all across the University.

The Studierendenwerk Bonn10 is a modern service provider for students of the University of Bonn, the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences as well as their employees. Our goal is to simplify the everyday life of more than 45,000 students in the university area of Bonn/Rhein-Sieg.

Transfer Center enaCom11 is an intermediary, translator and catalyst between science and stakeholders outside the scientific community. Our work focuses on making research results available for the benefits of society. enaCom is the central point of contact for all matters relating to university knowledge and technology transfer – for University of Bonn members and everyone else being interested to co-operate with us.

University Sports12 offers students and employees of the University of Bonn a comprehensive and inexpensive range of sports. Our courses and opportunities for individual sports activities include everything from acrobatics to Zumba, autogenic training and soccer, right up to our own gym.

Register now for the Welcome Event for Doctoral Students 2021

Registration deadline is November 30, 2021.


Avatar Kutzer

Patrik Kutzer

Bonn Graduate Center

+49 228 73-60221

Avatar Papel

Sandra Papel

International Office

+49 228 73-9527

Also see

Qualification Program Doctorate plus

Expand your skills with our training program Doctorate plus.


Get to know more about the International Office’s “Pro-Motion” project with a comprehensive range of counseling and support services for  international doctoral students.

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