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Location: Online
Umbrella event: Doctoral Researchers' Day

The PhD student council introduces itself and presents some of the opportunities and challenges in a PhD program. Special focus will be on the topics of financing a PhD, supervision and doing a PhD under special conditions. There will be
ample opportunity for questions by anyone interested.

The workshop is open to all those interested. You do not have to be a member of the Graduate Academy Leipzig to participate.

Date and Registration
15.11.2023 | 14:30 - 16:00   REGISTER HERE 

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Elisa Israel, Christopher Klapproth

Target Group
Interested PhD applicants/candidates

Course Description
We will begin with an official introduction by the elected members of the Leipzig University PhD student council. Following this, there will a 45 min talk about the PhD student experience at the University Leipzig which will discuss the following topics:

  • The formalia: Application, PhD student list, etc.
  • Supervision
  • The student status: Enrollment vs. Non-Enrollment
  • In short: Rules and regulations at different faculties
  • Studying for a PhD with special challenges: Having a child, illnesses, etc.
  • Challenges for international students and applicants
  • The financial side: Scholarships, employments, other support
  • Personal experiences

Finally, there will be an open discussion round with the opportunity to ask questions. Futhermore, we would like to invite anyone interested to a little gettogether
at 7 pm in the evening for a chance to have a chat with Leipzig PhD students in an open atmosphere.


  • Elisa Israel, Christopher Klapproth
    PhD students in the Bioinformatics department at the Faculty for Mathematics and Computer Science