Doctoral Candidates

Doctoral Candidates

Doctorate at TU Darmstadt

TU Darmstadt not only offers doctoral candidates an innovative and excellent research environment. We support doctoral candidates in their individual career planning and development in academia, business and society through targeted and tailor-made support.


Workshops: Qualification and Networking Programme

TU Darmstadt promotes the acquisition of competences through a large number of quality-assured and demand-oriented further training courses within the framework of the Ingenium qualification programme. The semi-annual programme offers workshops for career development.

In addition, the Ingenium networking programme offers career-relevant information and orientation events. The annual highlight: our kick-off event “Impulse – Getting started and connected”!

Registration is necessary and can be made via the registration form on the individual event pages.


Name Working area(s) Office Phone E-mail
Heike BeeresAdministration Ingenium Qualification ProgrammeS4|25 314-57234
Regina HackCoordination Ingenium Qualification Programme, Graduate SchoolsS4|25 319-57250

Cooperation programme

In addition to the general qualification programme, Ingenium offers the organisation of cooperation courses on request for interested faculties, graduate schools and research training groups.




Funding Programmes

Scholarship to complete the dissertation

International doctoral candidates can apply for a scholarship to complete the dissertation within the combined scholarship and support programme (STIBET). Therewith, international doctoral candidates, for which the completion of the doctorate is in sight and whose initial scholarship runs out in the near future, will be supported.

The scholarships aim at supporting applicants, who face financial difficulties once their initial scholarship ends but can bring good reasons as to why they were not able to finish their doctorate within the duration of their initial scholarship.

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Equality Grant to support early career researchers with family responsibilities or physical disabilities

In a cooperation project between Ingenium, the Family Service and the Gender Equality Office, the Equality Grant was set up to support young scientists with family responsibilities or physical disabilities, which further promotes the compatibility between doctoral studies and family life.

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Career Bridging Grant

Ingenium supports your next career step after the doctorate with a Career Bridging Grant. The Grant closes financial gaps, e.g. between a doctorate and a postdoc, for candidates currently working at or aiming to work at TU Darmstadt. It provides short-term financial support for highly qualified candidates, who apply for external individual funding with good prospects of success.

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Individual advice is available to doctoral candidates for any general questions concerning the doctoral phase. The focus of advice is, among other things:

  • Financing and (research) funding
  • Structuring and organisation of doctoral phase
  • Skills development
  • Mobility and international experience
  • Career perspectives and career planning
  • Special challenges during the doctoral phase

Please make an appointment in advance.


Name Working area(s) Office Phone E-mail
Dr. Angela MüllerCounselling, NetworkingS4|25 319-57222

Guidelines for the Doctorate


TU Darmstadt has university-wide 'Guidelines on the Promotion of Early Career Researchers through Ingenium.'

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Ingenium Newsletter

You would like to stay posted about Ingenium offers and events?

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General Doctoral Regulations

The general doctoral regulations as well as the special provisions of all departments at a glance.

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Ambassador programme

Remember all the open questions before your doctorate: is a doctorate the right thing for me? What will be expected of me? How do I find a suitable topic? A supervisor? Financing?

We would like to enable interested students to exchange their experiences on all these questions – and we need you for that! As an ambassador for your subject, you share your experiences and insights from a doctoral candidate's everyday life and answer questions from students at an information and networking event. Our experience shows that personal exchange is particularly valuable in this area.

Interested? Then please let us know!



Get-together mailing list

The Get-together mailing list supports doctoral candidates and postdocs at TU Darmstadt in organising get-togethers and promotes exchange within the group of early career researchers. The mailing list is not moderated by Ingenium. Instead, you can initiate a get-together independently by communicating a suggestion for a meeting through the mailing list.

Please note that the official language of the mailing list is English. You can unsubscribe from the mailing list at any time.

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Cooperative Doctoral Platforms

Name Working area(s) Office Phone E-mail
Dr. Angela MüllerCounselling, NetworkingS4|25 319-57222

Cooperative Doctoral Platforms

There are subject-specific doctoral platforms at TU Darmstadt on which cooperative doctorates are carried out in cooperation with Hessian universities of applied sciences (HAW).

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Additional Services and Trainings

TU Darmstadt has a comprehensive range of funding opportunities that support postdocs in their scientific qualifications and in organisational issues relating to life in Darmstadt.

  • Welcoming
  • Balance between work and family life
  • Gender equality
  • Coaching
  • Mentoring
  • Information-, literature and research data management
  • Languages and writing
  • Higher education didactic training