Support from the Start

We look forward to welcoming you as a doctoral candidate at the Leuphana Graduate School. For a first impression, please check the information on our website and our brochures and leaflets. To gain a prior impression of university life at Leuphana, we invite you to visit us on campus, for example on one of our information days. And if you have further questions, do not hesitate to contact us.

Counselling Service

Doing a doctorate is a very individual process that affects all areas of your life. Therefore, you often need more than just the most important information on academic requirements, formal prerequisites and timetables. It is also important to deal with your expectations, goals and perspectives as well as the strategic planning of your next steps.

The advisor of the Leuphana Graduate School will be happy to support you in your reflection - whether in the decision-making process at the beginning, in challenges during the course of your doctoral phase or around the last hurdles shortly before graduation.

Please direct your enquiries per email to or make an appointment via our booking tool below.


Coaching for competence and career development

Apart from expert knowledge key competences are important for your scientific and professional success, for example when it comes to self-management, conceptual strength or teamwork. When deciding on your further career, it is useful to be able to assess your strong areas of expertise and where you might still have development needs.

We would like to support you in planning your career with a competence and career coaching. Target group of this coaching offer are enrolled doctoral students. Get in touch via


Make an Appointment

Counselling takes place by appointment only - either in a face-to-face meeting on campus, as video counselling via Zoom or by phone.

You can book a free time slot within the next two weeks yourself via our appointment booking tool.   


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