TU Berlin Center for Junior Scholars (TUB-CJS)
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The CJS Info-Portal

Doctoral candidates and junior researchers face numerous challenges during their careers. We help you get an optimal start to your doctoral project or scientific career. In this portal you will find comprehensive information as well as further details about our advising and support services.

Advising and support for doctoral candidates and postdocs

Are you interested in a doctorate? Perhaps you are already writing your dissertation? Or are you a postdoc at TU Berlin and require tailored advice and support?  You can contact us any time, including in cases of conflict. All advising is confidential.

The Center for Junior Scholars (CJS) has years of experience advising and helping young researchers with a variety of topics to advance in their careers. From your first registration through the final stages of the degree process, we’re here to help every step of the way. We can provide information about how to register your declaration of intent or enroll, the benefits of a supervision agreement, as well as how to find time to complete a doctorate in addition to your regular teaching or project duties.

You can also reach out to us when you are nearing the end of your doctorate and have questions about submitting your dissertation or the scientific defense. And also, if you want to orient yourself as a postdoc at TU or talk about your qualification and career options inside and outside the university, we will be happy to talk to you.

If we are unable to help, we will refer you to more suitable contact partners or help you network with other candidates.

Our page Advising & Support contains all links, email addresses, and information about weekly (online) office hours.

We look forward to welcoming and meeting you!

The ABCs of your doctoral degree

Perhaps you are uncertain whether you want to pursue a doctorate or maybe you are interested in a career in academia. Do you know the difference between an individual doctorate and completing a doctorate within a program? Doctoral studies can be complex and it's natural to have a lot of questions. We provide you with comprehensive answers.

On our pages about Doing a Doctorate we list the first steps to get started. We provide information about formalities to observe as well as clarify certain legal questions. You can also learn about the different financing options available to doctoral candidates. This includes funding options if you are planning a stay abroad or to attend a conference during your doctoral studies.

Are you looking for the TU Berlin Doctoral Regulations? You don't have to look far. Read them here with just a single click. Of course we've also compiled the most important links and contact information about enrolling or registering for a doctorate.

Starting your academic career as a postdoc

You have successfully completed your doctorate and are now embarking on the postdoc phase of your academic career. TU Berlin offers numerous support and funding offers for this stage of your academic development to ensure you successfully continue your research career.

Let's set the course for your later academic focus. We are happy to advise you on different career and funding options, such as leading a junior research group or taking up a junior professorship. A summary with information about the postdoc phase is also available.

Take a look at our other pages for tips, information, and contacts about financing postdoc positions, stays abroad or conference visits

Advising and support for international doctoral candidates

Whether you are an international doctoral candidate and would like to spend a research semester at TU Berlin or are from outside Germany and would like to complete a doctorate here, everything you need to know can be found in our section for  international junior scholars.

Perhaps you require information about the formal admissions process for a doctorate. We can answer questions about applying and enrolling. We also offer enrolled international doctoral researchers special onboarding events to ensure a smooth start at TU Berlin.

Our advising includes support for questions about financing participation in the Summer Language School as well as scholarships for researchers nearly finished with their doctoral project.

Workshops and training programs for junior scholars

Are you interested in continuing education or professional development opportunities designed specifically for your area of work? On our website you will find information about various workshops and training programs offered across TU Berlin. These include, for instance, courses on topics like academic writing for doctoral candidates, time management for junior scholars, or knowledge management in research projects, as well as many others.

The Center for Scientific Continuing Education and Cooperation (ZEWK) alone offers nearly one hundred courses each year. As a research associate or enrolled doctoral candidate, you can attend these free of charge.

Other courses, such as those from Human Resources and Continuing Education or the Centre for Entrepreneurship are also offered. Through the University's cooperation in the Berlin University Alliance, TU Berlin doctoral candidates can also take advantage of offers at the Dahlem Research School (at FU Berlin) and the Humboldt Graduate School (at HU Berlin). A number of further links are provided on our other pages.

Equal opportunities and offers for female doctoral candidates

Are you a female doctoral candidate or postdoc looking for advice about equal opportunities? The Center for Junior Scholars (CJS) actively supports TU Berlin's equal opportunity efforts and offers a variety of advising services. The proMotion Program in particular provides female candidates with a long-standing offer.

All research associates can also learn more about combining career and family responsibilities. If you are researching at TU Berlin on a scholarship, CJS is your point of contact for applying for a child stipend.

Our pages about equal opportunities also contain information about the International Postdoc Initiative (IPODI), which aims to increase the number of women in leadership positions, as well as the ProFiL project, a joint project of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin, and TU Berlin, which supports female participants with planning and developing their careers.


Center for Junior Scholars (CJS)

Contact us at any time by phone or mail


+49 30 314 29622

+49 30 314 12329622

Office FH 5-5
Building FH
Address Fraunhoferstr. 33-36
10587 Berlin
Contact personJohannes Moes