All doctoral researchers and early postdocs at Leipzig University can become members under certain conditions. This gives you full access to our services and allows you to apply for financial support.

From now on, you can register online as a member of the Graduate Academy Leipzig. Please check in advance whether you meet all the requirements for membership as a doctoral researcher or postdoc. Have your university login ready.
 

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Benefits of membership

We offer our members special offers, financial support and separate promotion. These include:

Become a Member as a doctoral researcher

To become a member of the Graduate Academy Leipzig as a doctoral researcher, you must fulfil the following requirements:

  • Conclusion of a supervision agreement with your supervisor.
  • Inclusion on a list of doctoral candidates at one of the faculties of Leipzig University.

Please note that you must obtain either the supervision agreement or, alternatively, a confirmation from your supervisor that you have concluded a supervision agreement. This is not the same as the confirmation of supervision of the doctoral project, which you must submit to the faculty in order to be entered on the list of doctoral researchers.

Doctoral researchers from other universities who are members of joint doctoral programmes with Leipzig University can apply for associate membership. You also need to confirm that you have concluded a supervision agreement and have been accepted on a doctoral candidate list at a faculty of your home university.

To the list of faculties

Become a Member as a Postdoc

Postdocs of our university can apply for membership in the Graduate Academy Leipzig if they:

  • have completed a doctorate that was awarded no more than three years ago at the time of application (exceptions can be requested from the Head:in of the Graduate Academy), and
  • be in the academic qualification phase after the doctorate and
  • are employed with membership rights at a faculty or centre of Leipzig University to the extent of at least 25 % of regular working hours or receive a scholarship and
  • are predominantly engaged in research at Leipzig University.

Please note that you must upload a confirmation of your activity at a faculty or centre of Leipzig University in order to register. Once you have successfully completed the registration process, you will receive a confirmation message from us.

FAQ

With the further development of the Research Academy Leipzig into the Graduate Academy Leipzig, the membership structure is also changing. The previous membership as part of a structured doctoral programme will be replaced by individual membership for doctoral researchers and postdocs. In concrete terms, this means that you will have to register again. This is how we ensure that our members meet all the requirements.

You can find all information and help on the university login on the website of the University Computing Centre. If you have any questions or problems, please contact the Service Desk of the University Computing Centre.

A supervision agreement is a written document in which all agreements and stipulations as well as rights and obligations of you as a doctoral researcher and your supervisors are recorded. It regulates, for example, how your time and work schedule is structured, how often you meet with your supervisor, which resources are available to you for your doctorate or how to proceed in cases of conflict. 

We offer you a template for such an agreement, which is based on the DFG's recommendations for drawing up supervision agreements (availbale only in German). 

In order to be accepted as a member of the Graduate Academy Leipzig, you as a doctoral researcher must upload your supervision agreement in the registration process or, alternatively, your supervisor's confirmation that you have concluded this agreement.

It is not sufficient to upload the confirmation of supervision of the doctoral project, which you must submit to the faculty in order to register on the list of doctoral candidates. This only serves to ensure that you have a supervisor for your doctorate. The supervision agreement, however, goes beyond this and regulates the concrete cooperation between all those involved in the doctorate.

Template
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for a supervision agreement

Confirmation
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of the conclusion of a supervision agreement


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You will find your membership number in your DPVS profile at the top left. It is written in brackets after your name.

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