Information for PhD Students

Everyone who aims to complete doctoral studies at Goethe University or is already accepted as a PhD student by one of Goethe University's faculties, can register for the GRADE Services. Doctoral students from all faculties are welcome. To participate, you simply need to register at GRADE.

As a registered candidate you benefit from the following:

Participation in selected training offerings - free of charge

Access to our social events and Career Talks with prominent representatives from economy, academia and society


Possibility for interdisciplinary exchange with other PhD candidates and postdocs in your own Initiative

Proofreading of your english manuscripts by our professional Language Service

Preparation for a successful future after earning your doctorate – both in and outside of academia

Supervision by GRADE during all phases of your doctoral studies

Individual coaching
in academic or personal issues

Opportunity for individual career advice

How you can register:

Please fill-in the registration form, attach your acceptance letter from the faculty (if already available) and send it back to GRADE.

If you don’t yet have your acceptance letter, please send us a copy/scan of your highest university degree (Master, Staatsexamen etc.) instead. In this case, the faculty acceptance has to be submitted within one year.

All documents are also available in our download area


GRADE reviews all new registration twice a month. We will then contact you by email.

Once a year GRADE invites all newly registered participants to a welcoming event. You will receive more detailed information about the nex upcoming event by e-mail.