Advisory Services

Are you considering the idea of pursuing a doctorate? Or do you have already decided to do so and need help with the first administrative steps? Are you looking for a way to finance your doctorate? We will be happy to help you if you have questions regarding the decision for or against pursuing a doctorate, if you have questions about the admissions process or if you would like to find out about different financing options. We are also happy to help you should any unclear issues arise in the ongoing doctoral process.

Individual Counseling

No matter what you have on your mind: We are always available to help you answer any questions you may have about pursuing a doctorate at the University of Mannheim.

Advising in Cases of Conflict

You are encountering problems with your supervisor? We advise you in a confidential and independent manner. Here, you can find more information about our counseling services in cases of conflict arising during the doctoral process.

Pursuing a Doctorate under Special Circumstances

Doctoral students who are particularly challenged due to pregnancy, care obligations, or health restrictions can take advantage of a wide range of counseling services.

Promoting female researchers

Early-stage female researchers are supported in many ways at the University of Mannheim. Learn more about the measures taken to ensure equal opportunities and to promote your academic career.

The University of Mannheim supports the doctoral dissertation projects of its doctoral students from the very beginning in a highly competent manner – both in preparing the application for admission as a doctoral student and in any dealing with other organizational matters. The administrative staff is available to advise and assist us doctoral students in all aspects.

Philipp Deuchler, doctoral student at the Department of Law and lawyer at CMS Hasche Sigle / Credit: Andrea Ruf