Helmholtz Graduate Schools

The Graduate Schools bring together the various opportunities available to doctoral candidates at a Center. This may include several Helmholtz Research Schools and International Research Schools. The Helmholtz Graduate 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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