Helmholtz Graduate Schools

Each Helmholtz Center has a graduate school, graduate office, or contact person responsible for doctoral researchers. This central contact point provides advice in administrative matters relating to their doctorate and acts as a link between the Helmholtz Center and the partner universities in matters concerning their doctorate.

The Helmholtz Graduate Offices and Schools combine various opportunities available to doctoral candidates at a Helmholtz Center. This may also include several Research Schools and International Research Schools. The Helmholtz Graduate Offices and Schools complement the Association’s other offers and provide ideal conditions for obtaining a doctorate whilst fostering the integration of candidates as well as their ties with partner universities.

Helmholtz Graduate Schools

Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research

Helmholtz Graduate School for Polar and Marine Research


Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY

PIER Helmholtz Graduate School


German Cancer Research Center

Helmholtz International Graduate School of Cancer Research


Forschungszentrum Jülich

Helmholtz Graduate School HITEC


GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research

Helmholtz Graduate School for Hadron and Ion Research


Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research

Helmholtz Graduate School for Infection Research


Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ

Helmholtz Interdisciplinary Graduate School for Environmental Research


Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht Centre for Materials and Coastal Research

Helmholtz Graduate School for Macromolecular Bioscience


Helmholtz Zentrum München - German Research Center for Environmental Health

Helmholtz Graduate School for Environmental Health – Helena


Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

BioInterfaces International Graduate School (BIF-IGS)

Helmholtz Graduate School for Climate and Environment (KIT-GRACE)


Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association

Helmholtz Graduate School Molecular Cell Biology


Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics

International Helmholtz Graduate School for Plasma Physics (HEPP)


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