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Consultations and Office Hours



At the Bonn Graduate Center (BGC), we will be happy to consult with you on any questions you may have about the doctoral program. Even if you are looking for advice about your career after the doctorate, the BGC can help. You will also find an overview of the consulting services, which we make available online.


Individual consulting for doctoral candidates and postdocs

Are you interested in earning a doctoral degree in Bonn? Are you already a doctoral candidate at the University of Bonn? Or do you work for the University as a postdoc? The Graduate Center will be happy to consult with you on any questions you may have about the doctoral program and about planning your academic career afterward. For instance:

  • Pursuing a doctorate: yes or no?
  • How can I finance my doctorate?
  • What benefits does a doctorate have as part of a structured program or a graduate school?
  • What comes after the doctorate?
  • How can I finance a postdoc project?
  • How do I avoid academic misconduct?


Office hours

The Bonn Graduate Centers office hours are Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Please arrange a meeting for individual consulting by emailing or calling us ahead of time.


Due to absences, the consultation can currently only be offered with restriction and by appointment.

Consulting services online

To get you started, our portal provides information about the following topics:

Other consultancy services

  • open consulting hours of the Career Center concerning issues such as professional orientation and transition to a job
  • mentroing- and trainingprogram MeTra for female doctoral students
  • coaching consulting hours  offered by the personnel development for professional help regarding questions and problems in the context of the doctorate
  • please find points of contact for international doctoral students here


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