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Network - Qualification - Support

JuDocS, the Jülich Centre for Doctoral Researchers and Supervisors, offers support for more than 1,000 doctoral researchers and more than 400 supervisors at the Forschungszentrum Jülich. By providing onboarding, qualification opportunities, project monitoring, and counselling it fosters high quality standards for all doctoral projects on the Jülich campus. Furthermore, JuDocS cooperates with thematic graduate schools, interest groups and university partners to stimulate collaborations and enhance doctoral researchers’ and supervisors’ productivity by sharing requirements and best practice examples.

Structured Doctoral Support

Transferable Skills Curriculum

Transferable skills courses

Our transferable skills curriculum has been developed by experts to meet the needs of doctoral researchers working on Jülich campus. More: Transferable skills courses …


Monitoring doctoral projects

Experienced Jülich researchers centrally monitor the progress of doctoral projects to provide support and feedback from an additional perspective throughout the project. More: Monitoring doctoral projects …


Information and Advisory Services

There are various services on campus that provide support for doctoral researchers with common challenges or in case of individual problems. More: Information and Advisory Services …

Support for Doctoral Supervisors


Supervisors' Forum

Supervisors in the Forschungszentrum Juelich are a very active community and are already present in many official councils. More: Supervisors' Forum …


Qualification for Supervisors

Besides excellent scientific advice and support, supervision requires various skills that can be trained More: Qualification for Supervisors …

Beratungsangebote auf dem Campus

Information and Advisory Services

At Forschungszentrum Jülich, there are numerous points of contact providing support on various issues related to the supervision of a doctoral project. More: Information and Advisory Services …

Information on applying for a doctoral project

Why do you your PhD at Forschungszentrum Jülich?

Why do your PhD at Forschungszentrum Jülich?

Conduct doctoral research together with leading experts in many different disciplines such as physics, nanotechnology, and information technology. You can use the outstanding scientific infrastructure and take part in a structured PhD programme. More: Why do your PhD at Forschungszentrum Jülich? …

Find your PhD position

Find your PhD position

Apply for one of the vacant PhD positions or contact one of our institutes directly. Together, we agree on the topic of your research and ensure constant scientific supervision alongside the university conferring the degree. More: Find your PhD position …

Being a doctoral researcher

Being a doctoral researcher

We value the importance of team spirit and enjoyment of work. A strong team of supervisors will support you in reaching your goal on schedule. At Jülich, it is easy to network and socialize with scientists and colleagues from all over the world. More: Being a doctoral researcher …

Additional Information


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Research Training Groups, Graduate Schools, and Collaborative Partners

Here you will find more information on specific programmes for doctoral researchers offered by Forschungszentrum Jülich: